Dorothy Mae Helm

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Dorothy Mae Helm, age 87, of Glendive passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive with Reverend Ross Reinhiller officiating. Interment will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorothy was born on April 19, 1932 in Saco, Mont. to Emil and Katherine (Blue) Lucht. She was raised and educated in Saco, graduating from Saco High School with the class of 1950 as the valedictorian. Following high school Dorothy attended Northern Montana College in Havre where she received her teaching certificate. After finishing her education Dorothy got her first teaching job in Harlem, Mont. where she taught for two years before moving to Glendive. In Glendive Dorothy taught at Lincoln Elementary School for several years. In 1955 she was united in marriage to Harold Temple and to this union four boys were born. Dorothy quit teaching to be a stay at home mom and homemaker. As the boys grew older she went back to work. She worked at Buttrey’s Grocery in the bakery department for many years. Dorothy later met and married Richard “Dick” Hansen in 1979, they were married for just over two years before he tragically passed away in an oilfield accident in 1981. In 1992 Dorothy was united in marriage to Bill Helm and they resided in Miles City until his passing in 2006. Dorothy returned to Glendive and remained until the time of her passing.

Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, she loved dancing, and enjoyed watching Red Devil and NBA basketball, particularly the Golden State Warriors. You could often here Dorothy make the comment, “Kevin Love is the best looking player in the NBA.” Dorothy was able to travel to many destinations across the United States and was looking forward to her trip to Europe until it was cancelled due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She was a true friend to many, a stranger to few, and an entertaining story teller who always had a couple of good jokes to tell. Above everything, Dorothy loved her family and cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Dick Hansen and Bill Helm; her sister, Margaret Temple; two brothers, Archie and Robert Lucht; and one daughter-in-law, Joan Temple.

Dorothy is survived by her four sons, Greg (Vicki) Temple of Glendive, Dan Temple of Phoenix, Ariz., Jim (Jean) Temple of Glendive and Tom (Amy) Temple of Glendive; eight grandchildren, Trevor Temple, Sarah (Austin) Carroll, Dillon Temple, Cody Temple, Lillian (Brian) Freed, Sabrina Temple, Natalie Temple and Julia Temple; two great-grandchildren, Talena and Tyanna Temple; all of her step-children and stepgrandchildren who she was very close with; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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