LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Helen Self at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian acknowledged as the oldest person to live in Montana, USA, at the time of her death.

Helen Self was born on 14 August 1909 (claimed 17 August) in Hamilton, Montana, USA. She was the youngest out of nine children and throughout the 1918 flu pandemic, she would visit neighbors to run errands with her brother.

On 28 November 1928, Helen married Bernard George Reeseman and had two children. Unfortunately, the couple had to divorce on 1 January 1946.

In May 1946, she was remarried to someone named Thomas Edison Mongar and were married for 23 years. Sadly, Thomas died due to an airplane accident while working for Montana Power Company.

On 20 May 1972, she married her third and last husband, Kenneth Ray Self. The couple traveled to Arizona, Florida, and Alaska, over the span of 20 years of staying together.

On her 109th birthday. (Source: ABC News)

On her 109th birthday.
(Source: ABC News)

Upon celebrating her 110th birthday in August 2019, Helen became the first person to reach the age of 110 in Montana in nearly 13 years. At age 111, she became the oldest known person ever to be born in Montana. She was also the oldest living person in Montana at the time of her death.

Helen Self passed away on 29 July 2021 in Missoula, Montana, USA, at the age of 111 years and 349 days.

For more information, please view Helen Self’s Directory Profile here.