Obituary: Helen Ruth Christianson

1931 - 2021
Helen Ruth Christianson
Posted at 8:54 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 10:54:02-05

Helen Ruth Christianson passed away January 13, 2021 at the age of 89. Since November of 2018 she had resided at The Lodge, an assisted living facility, in Great Falls, Montana.

Helen was born December 6, 1931 in Kalispell, MT to Heitman and Helga Kristiansen. She attended elementary school and high school in Dutton, MT where she graduated in 1949. Helen continued her education in Great Falls, MT at the College of Great Falls earning a teaching certificate. She taught in Power, MT for a period of about two years, but because of a fire at the schoolhouse where Helen was severely burned she never went back to teaching.

Helen went back to Dutton, MT to live where she did child care for many families in the surrounding area. She also did domestic housework, as well as taking care of her parents at the family home. Helen stayed in Dutton, MT for a few years after the passing of her father in 1969. She subsequently met Ernest Christianson at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Great Falls, MT and they married in August of 1974. Helen continued her work as a child care provider and housekeeping. She and Ernie resided in Great Falls, MT the rest of their lives.

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