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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Obituary: Thelma Keen

  • Services will be held in Kalispell at a later date. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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  • Thelma Keen, age 85, of Crookston, MN, and formerly of Kalispell, MT, died Thursday afternoon, October 10, 2013, at RiverView Health in Crookston.   Thelma Ruth Flynn was born on June 13, 1928 in Dillon, Montana, daughter of John and Leda (Walker) Flynn. She spent her early years in Dillon, and Cottonwood, Idaho.  She attended Central and Linderman Junior High Schools and Flathead High School in Kalispell Montana. In 1946, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she worked with Union Oil.  She returned to Kalispell in 1958 and worked at the Diana Shop as credit manager, with the phone company as a keypunch operator and then joined K Mart where she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement.  In 2001, she joined her daughter in Crookston.  Thelma enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, gardening and reading, especially mysteries.  She was always ready for a cup of coffee and a good visit with family and friends.
     
    Thelma is survived by her daughter: Kathleen Joyce of Crookston, MN; two grandchildren: Jeremy (JoAnn) Joyce of Crookston, MN and Stephanie (Jeff) Joyce-Fish of Grand Forks, ND; five grandchildren: Damien, Jacob, Sean, Adara, and Willow.  She was preceded in death by her parents: John & Leda Flynn; two sisters: Harriet Cottet and Mary Esther Peltier.
     
    Services will be held in Kalispell at a later date.  The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
     
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