Maurice was born in the old St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula December 19, 1938 to John and Rose Green/Helterline. He was the youngest of ten children.
He grew up in Plains and graduated from Plains High School. Later he graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula.
He served in the US Army from 1962 to 1963 in Germany. His passion was writing, history and genealogy research. He published three editions of “Horse Plains, Montana Territory.” He researched all the burials in Sanders County and published an index of them. He also researched and published the Helterline family history.
Maurice is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Maurice is survived by his brother David (Shirley) of Plains and four sisters Virginia Malm of Salt Lake City, Utah; Joan Jackson of Elkins, West Virginia; Peggy Garrison (Delmer) of Plains; and Carol Sanders of Helena, Montana.
Funeral Mass was to be said Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at the St. James Catholic Church in Plains. Luncheon was to follow at the Plains VFW Hall.
Memorials can be made to St. James Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.