In memory of

Alma Oviada Rygg, age 97, of Helena

March 10, 1916 – February 15, 2014

RYGG, Alma O, age 97 of Helena passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. 

RYGG, Alma O, age 97 of Helena passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. She was born to Thurston & Lena Mogen, March 10, 1916 in Froid, Mt.

Alma met and married Melvin Rygg in Wolf Point in 1941.  They lived and worked in various states until her husband enlisted in the Navy SeaBees.

Upon his return the family joined him in Helena which was home to them for over fifty years.  Many of their retirement years were spent fishing and enjoying winter months in the Southwest.

She is survived by a very special niece, Carol Williams and her husband Jim of Helena and caring members of the Rygg families.

A graveside memorial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 1700 N. Montana Ave, Helena, on March 3rd

at 4 p.m.  Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Alma.


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  1. Wendy Ewals says

    Sweet Aunt Alma, you will be missed. Always with a smile and big greetings! Hugs and kisses to you and Uncle Mel! You were much loved!


  2. Robin Thurston-Ross says

    Aunt Alma always such a sweet disposition. She and Uncle Mel had such a loving relationship. I have fond memories of spending time with them when we lived in Helena. So glad you will be reunited with the love of your life here on earth. R.I.P. Aunt Alma.

  3. I didn’t meet Alma until she was 93 and living at Big Sky Care Center. I was staying there recovering from a broken ankle when I found myself at a dining table with Alma. She made the two months I spent there much more bearable. Her kindness and ready smile really brightened my days. There was always laughter at that table. I’m sure other wondered what the heck was going on, but we didn’t care. I continued to visit her after I was released to return home. She always was glad to see me and I enjoyed the visits as much as I hope she did. God Bless you Alma. You are missed but Heaven just got brighter! I have a photo I thought you might like to have. I’ve uploaded it here.

  4. Patty Thurston says

    I have such great memories of going to Aunt Alma and Uncle Mel’s house every week with my sister Teece. I hope our hourly visits helped them as well. I wish you a wonderful time, Auntie and am so glad you are with Uncle Mel once again. I love and will miss you always. Sleep with the saints until we once again meet.

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