Harry Thomas

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Harry James Thomas, 90, passed away on July 28, at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown. He was born on Feb. 11, 1928 in Onaway, Michigan to Steven Melvin Thomas and Nina Tennant Thomas. Although Harry had several brothers and sisters, he was always the closest of his siblings to their mother, Nina.

Harry lived a quiet bachelor’s life as a ranch hand and working in the oil fields of Alaska before coming to Lewistown in 2014 to escape the cold of Alaska. Harry had lived in Lewistown back in the 1960’s for a short time and felt a kinship to the town and its people.

Harry was a kind-hearted, solitary man who was unable to read or write and extremely hard of hearing, but he managed to obtain a small support system he greatly appreciated. His independent routine consisted of walking to neighborhood restaurants for a biscuits and gravy breakfast until the time he transitioned to assisted living at the Strawberry Roan Stable Living in Judith Gap. Harry was reluctant to transition to a place with “so many people” after living such a solitary life, but he grew to love the residents and staff of the Strawberry Roan Assisted Living and the feeling of family he had been missing for many years.

Harry’s remaining support system would like to thank the Lewistown and Judith Gap communities who came together to bring Harry the feelings of peace and family in his final days on Earth.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Lewistown City Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Harry’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

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