Helen Louisa (Colgrove) Symington of Ronan passed away Friday January 14, 2022, at Mountain View Care Center from years of a broken heart and natural causes. She was born December 17, 1938, to Roy and Helen Colgrove in Columbus, MT.
Helen attended school in Columbus, Polson, and then graduated from Charlo High School in 1957. Soon after, she attended Nebraska Christian College. After college, she moved back home and worked at the consolidated dairy in the Creamery Mall.
Helen soon met the love of her life, James Symington. On September 30, 1961, they married and started their life together. They raised 4 children together and were the owners of Ronan Laundry for many years.
Helen was a member of the Jaycees, Sparks and Throttle Car Club and the Ronan Women’s Club.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband James Symington, her parents Roy and Helen Colgrove, her brother Edward Colgrove, her brother-in-law Robert Symington, and her nephew Rusty Symington.
Helen is survived by her children, Kathy Symington of Ronan, Judy (Donald) Pierce of St. Ignatius, Jim (Joy) Symington of Texas, and Henry Symington of Ronan; her brother Bob Colgrove and her sister Mary Jane Eldridge. Also, eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Justin, Heather, Cole, Natasha, Julia, Faith, and Joely and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Alvie Symington; sister-in-law Hazel Colgrove, as well as many beloved friends.
A visitation will be Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ronan. Burial in Ronan Cemetery.
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