Helen Mae Welch DePuydt
February 23, 2022
Helen DePuydt of Saco, Montana, passed away in the early morning of February 16, 2022, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.
Helen was born on March 31, 1931, to Robert Elton (Doc) Welch and Carolina (Schwertmann) in Malta, Montana. Helen was the youngest of four children. The family lived on a homestead 35 miles south of Malta until 1935 when her father passed away. The family then moved to Malta.
Helen attended school in Malta till 8th grade. She and her mom then moved to the town of East St. Louis, Illinois, to live with an uncle for a year while World War II was...