In memory of

Theresa M. Ries, age 54, of Helena

May 27, 1964 – December 16, 2018

Theresa Mary Ries, age 54, of Helena, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. She was born May 27, 1964 in Helena, MT, daughter of Stephen J. (deceased) and Patricia S. Ries.

Theresa is survived by her mother, Patricia; her siblings, Catherine, Thomas (Heidi), Elizabeth, William (Kimberly), Margaret, Michael (Kelly), Jonathan (Elizabeth), Jennifer (Brian Bunel), Christopher (Toni), and Daniel (Megan); numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. Theresa is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Stephen.

A Viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 followed by a Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and then the Mass of the Angels at 10:30 a.m. all at the Holy Cross Church, 449 Hoback in Helena. Burial will take place at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Harrison after the Mass. A Reception will follow the burial at Theresa’s childhood home at 6852 Green Meadow Dr., in Helena. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Cross Church, P.O. Box 382, Helena, MT 59624 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Theresa.



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  1. Therese Lamb says

    Eternal rest grant to her, and may Theresa rest in peace.

  2. becky Simkins says

    John and Becky Simkins Say:
    Theresa’s smile was a smile from heaven and her eyes of Our Lady. John and I our blessed to have known her pure heart of joy. Our prayers our with all the Ries family as well as our love.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May her soul and all souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  3. Sr. Marie Gabrielle says

    Dear Pat and Family,
    My deepest sympathy and prayers for Theresa and all of you. I was thinking how hard it is to lose a family member at this time, but for Theresa, she will be at the real Stable this Christmas in heaven. You have a saint! She will intercede for you this Christmas season and from now on! Theresa is also there for Steve. I pray that their reunion has been so joyous that the angels will sing at the top of their lungs!
    I will continue to pray for Steve’s soul – remember we have to pray for the Poor Souls – even though he may not need the prayers, but “just in case”. I still have his remembrance card in my Divine Office prayerbook and continue to pray for him. Please send me one of Theresa and I will pray to her to intercede for me. I have a million requests she can start to work on!
    All of you pray TO Theresa. Talk to her in your prayers everyday. I talk to my Dad every night and it is very comforting because I still miss him so much. But by talking to him, it seems easier as there is a spiritual “connection” which seems to keep him alive in my heart, and that’s where he always was. So pray TO Theresa and Steve and pray for your father and all your relatives and friends. It is the greatest of gifts to give for Christmas.
    May you all have a very Blessed Christmas and be assured of my prayers throughout the New Year! May the Infant Sacred Heart and His most Blessed Mother comfort you this season.
    Sr. Marie Gabrielle

  4. Sue Jacison says

    I’ve always loved Theresa since she first went to school with Ria. Such a darling child she was and a willful, yet loving adult. So sorry for the family. I know how it feels to lose a family member to whom you’ve devoted your life and received in return unconditional love. I’m sorry I could not have been at the service. Love to you all. Sue Jackson (Ria’s mom)

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