Gwen Thibodeau is an active 83-year old adult who serves her community of Missoula, MT. Gwen volunteers at the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Milltown Dam Working Group, Back County Horseman, is a member of the Missoula Senior Center and serves with the Riverside Health Care facility.
Gwen comes to the Missoula County Sherriff’s office weekly. Her duties revolve around pawn sheets. Gwen goes through the pawn sheets collected from the Missoula county pawn shops. She then notifies the other law enforcement jurisdictions if any residents from their jurisdictions have pawned merchandise in Missoula pawn shops. Gwen has been doing this for the past three years. She excels at her assignment and is a great asset to Missoula and the other counties.
Gwen is also on the Milltown Dam Working Group, where she represents Milltown. She is a member of the Board for the Bonner Development Groups, and has also been a member of the Back County Horsemen for 35 years.
Gwen is a member of the Missoula Senior Center. She makes herself available for the social activities as well as the service projects there. She also is an active member of the “Mellow Aires,” one of the Center’s singing groups.
In addition to serving with the Sheriff’s Office and the Senior Center, Gwen also volunteers at the Riverside Health Care Facility. Gwen’s duties include coordinating activities for the clients, planning church services, birthday parties, and other events for the group.
Gwen is a member of the Missoula Senior Center. She makes herself available for the social activities as well as the service projects there. She also is an active member of the "Mellowaires," one of the Center's singing groups.
Having started her teaching career in a small rural school, Gwen has, for 20 years, hosted field trips to the restored Grant Creek school house at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. This volunteer activity has provided an opportunity for many third grade students to participate in a one-room school house experience.
In addition to serving with the Sheriff's office, the Milltown Dam Working group, the Historical Museum and the Senior Center, Gwen also volunteers at the Riverside Health Care facility. Gwen's duties include coordinating activities for the clients. She plans church services, birthday parties and other events for the group.
Gwen Thibodeau retired after teaching 25 years at Franklin Elementary School; however, she continues to work every day to make life better for the members of Missoula.