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Dorothy R. Montgomery

Obituary for Dorothy R. Montgomery

October 21, 1927 - July 11, 2018
San Antonio`, Texas | Age 90

... left a lasting impression on all who knew her ...

Obituary

Dorothy Montgomery was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Josie and Ernest Stovall, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She grew up traveling the world with her parents. Dorothy loved reading, horseback riding and studying different cultures and religions. She earned a degree in Political Science from George Washington University. Dorothy worked at the Pentagon and other federal agencies.

Dorothy met Lawrence Montgomery, a Lieutenant in the Air Force on a ship in China. They were married in 1949. She continued to travel the world with her husband. Lawrence and Dorothy had two children, Mark and Karen. While supporting her husband's career in the military, she earned another degree and worked as a teacher and a Social Worker.

In 1970, the family retired to Macomb, Illinois, where Dorothy earned her Master's Degree in Library Science. She became a tenured Professor at Western Illinois University, where she worked until she retired in 1995.

Dorothy and Lawrence moved to Air Force Village in 1995. They continued to live a full life, traveling, spending time with family and participating in activities.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in 2004. She is survived by her son, Mark Montgomery, her daughter, Karen Coad, her grandchildren, Tygen Coad, Austin Montgomery and Colleen Montgomery. She is also survived by great grandsons, Tre and Kingston Coad.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her intelligence, curiosity and strength has left a lasting impression on all who knew her.

Memorial Service
Wednesday, July 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
High Flight Chapel

Memorial Reception Following
Roadrunner Lounge

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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