Lewis R Lay
to Wolf March of a Lewis Riley Lay r Resident Here Many Years, Taken Lewis Riley Lay, 72, native Montanan and Helena resident for past 30 years, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George (Ardith) Haynes, 924 Peosta, following a lingering illness. Mr. Lay was born in Bozeman, Feb. 6, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lay, who had come Montana by covered wagon in 1876. He attended schools in Bozeman and Red Lodge and during his youth was a jockey. During his residence in Red Lodge he was farmer and cement contractor. Mr. Lay later moved to Laurel, where he owned and operated confectionary store. He came to Helena about 30 All y ears a SÂ° and was employed by and and reported, be- on the Northern Pacific railway until his retirement in 1945. For a period after that he was employed at the Union Bus depot. On June 23, 1902, he was married at Red Lodge to the former Anna Mae Jones, who survives She also resides at 924 Peosta. Mr. Lay was a member of Helena Aerie No. 16, Fraternal Order of Eagles^and of the Montana Cowboys' association. Surviving in addition to his widow and Mrs. Haynes, are two sons, Jack and Henry, both of California; six grandchildren, and a brother, Henry C. Lay of The body is at Herrmann and company funeral home. Final will be conducted Tuesday afternoon afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Chapel Roses. Burial will be in Forestvale cemetery.