Helen Anderson

Helen Coleman Anderson

FORT BENTON —Helen Coleman Anderson, 80, of Fort Benton, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at United Methodist Church, Fort Benton, Montana. Private burial will take place after. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Helen, the oldest of four children, was born in 1933 at Bainville, Montana to Joseph and Luverne (Behling) Coleman. Her sister and brothers are Donna (Bill) Mclaughlin of Great Falls, Leon (Janet) Coleman who lives in Missoula, and Howard (Perry) Coleman of Great Falls. The family moved to Great Falls when Helen was three years old and there she attended Franklin Elementary School. She graduated from Great Falls High in 1951. Telegraph school took her to Seattle; then, work as a telegrapher for the Great Northern Railway brought her back to Great Falls. After her marriage to William Anderson, she worked at the Great Falls Public Library for 24 years. In 1974, they moved to Fort Benton where their son, Vernon, his wife, Lori and their sons, V.J. and Casey live. Helen was the City Treasurer for the city of Fort Benton for ten years. Her last position was a salesperson and quilt teacher at "Bless My Buttons," a quilt shop in Fort Benton. Thoughts from Helen, "I enjoy quilting - I have many more quilts than I can ever use, but I know that these quilts will be appreciated for years to come by my family and friends."

Helen is survived by her son and his family; her siblings and their spouses; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.

Memorials in Helen's name may be made to Chouteau County Cancer Support Group, c/o Chouteau County Health Department, 1020 13th Str., Fort Benton, Montana 59442.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Schnider Funeral Home
1510 13th Street South Great Falls, MT 59405-4501
(406) 727-1368

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 10, 2013