Gloria E. Montgomery

Gloria E. Montgomery, age 78, of Kadoka, formerly of Quinn, SD, died Sunday November 25, 2007, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Gloria Monaco was born January 31, 1929, at Anaconda, MT, the daughter of Angelo and Maria (Farrace) Monaco. She grew up in Anaconda where she graduated form high school in 1946. She then graduated from college at Havre, MT. She taught elementary school for several years.

Gloria was united in marriage to Thomas Montgomery on June 10, 1950, in Coeur D'Alene, ID. They made their home in Butte and Helena, MT, in Chile, in New Mexico and in Globe, AZ. While in Globe, her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death in 1989. She continued to live in Globe until the early 1990s when she moved to western South Dakota. She lived in Belle Fourche, Wall and Quinn, SD, before moving into the Kadoka Nursing Home in in August 2007 because of health reasons.

Grateful for having shared her life are her four sons, Dan Montgomery and his wife, Frances, of DeForest, WI, Bob Montgomery and his wife, Janet, of Little Rock, AR, Richard Montgomery of Alaska, and Tom Montgomery and his wife, Melva, of Las Vegas, NV; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Angela Palin and her husband, Dick, of Missoula, MT, Sazi Jordan of Littleton, CO, and Claudia Poage and her husband, Dale, of Yuma, AZ; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Thomas, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Following the family's wishes, cremation took place and a family memorial service will be at a later date in Anaconda, MT.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.