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Ted (Theodore) Pappas

Ted (Theodore) Pappas
Born: Nov 12, 1930
Died: Oct 23, 2016

 Ted (Theodore) Pappas was born November 12, 1930 in Great Falls, Montana.  He was the first born of George and Angeliki Pappas family.  His parents were from Korinth, Greece.  Ted was raised on a homestead farm four and a half-miles south of Gildford, Montana.  Until he was in eighth grade, Ted helped his dad on the dry land farm.  He went to school a mile and a half south of his home called the Pride Of The Prairie for eight years along with his two sisters. His father passed away in 1949, leaving a young family of five children.  The family moved in to Gildford later.  Ted graduated from Gildford High School in 1950 and was drafted by the US Army to Korea the same year.  Later, Ted and his mother moved to Havre and he worked on the Great Northern Railroad as a pipe fitter for 40 years.  He retired in 1991. Ted had owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle since high school.  There are many of his motorcycle buddies around to tell stories about him.  He put thousands of miles on his motorcycle.  His hobby was music and he played by ear.  The steel guitar, harmonica, and other guitars.  For many years he strummed and practiced music and songs at home.  If you went into his house you might not find a place to sit because the upright steel guitars would be in the middle of the room.  Ted is survived by his siblings, Mary Pyette of Chinook, Dena Pappas, Houston, Texas, Christ Pappas of Havre, and Katherine Lieding of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews.  Ted was preceded in death by his father George and his mother Angeliki Pappas.  Memorials may be given to The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line at 500 1st Ave in Havre, Montana.

Public Guest Book

Oct 31st
Carla Miles
Worked with Teddy on the railroad and was such a happy character. My brother-in-law played with Teddy in the bands. Always looked for the Harley when in Havre. He will be missed.
Oct 31st
Cliff Engebrerson
What a great guy no enemies,never spoke. badly of anyone My Friend Tedddy. I 'll miss you good person to have in my life ::you are the roll bye have a good trip
Nov 1st
Betty Wright
So sorry to hear about Ted. Clay and I enjoyed visiting with him and hearing his stories.
Nov 6th
We are so sorry to just now learn of Teddy's death. He was a very good friend of ours, but especially of Alvie. They shared many things they had in common - the steel guitar and being a pipefitter on the Railroad He was a frequent visitor in our home when we lived in Havre, and was a welcome visitor after we moved back to Livingston. We looked forward to his telephone calls when he was unable to come down. God bless him - he was a very special friend. Most of all when he came to visit it was always a time for Alvie and Teddy to get together and play music and sing. I wish we would of known earlier - we would have came up for the funeral. Please accept our condolences and know that Teddy was very much loved and treasured by us. God bless him.
Feb 1st
Teddy Pappas is my most favorite brother. I was unable to attend the funeral, but my heart and soul were there. I can remember when he came from Havre with this bullet side car attached to his Harley!! Of course he ad his guitar in it. He asked me if I wanted to go to Art Carlson's for a visit. I think I was about 8 years old. So he puts me in the side car and off we go to see our batchelor neighbor! Art was happy to see Teddy and so Teddy played his music,drank a beer and Art gave me a Babe Ruth candy bar and a bottle of orange pop!!! Teddy finished playing put me in the side car and off we went!!! I was so HAPPY that he came. When I got married and lived in Nebraska he came with his motorcycle passing through--going---to New York and Florida. He did drive many, many miles. One year he came with the car and we went to Illinois to watch the motorcycle races. From there we went to ST. LOUIS. He stated that our dad and uncles worked there before going to Montana. Teddy was 15 years older then me, but we laughed so much when he would come visit about stuff we did or said years ago. He knew my health was not good and that I was unable to attend his funeral. TEDDY YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART FOREVER. When I hear guitar music I smile and my heart is so happy just for the thought of YOU


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