OBITUARY

Lillian Ruth Montgomery

February 9, 1928October 14, 2013
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Lillian Ruth Montgomery, 85, long-time resident of Wichita Falls passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 in Springtown, Texas where she had been living for the past 23 years. Services have been scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at Hampton Vaughan Chapel. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in the Garden of Faith. Lillian was born February 9, 1928 near Knox City in Haskell County to Burley Burton “B.B.” and Joyce Irene (McWhorter) Hobbs. June 8, 1946 she married Sam Montgomery in Wichita Falls and together they raised three children. She and Sam led a lively life of music and family. Lillian sang and played the piano in their country music band, “Sam Montgomery and the Melodiers”. They had a radio show as well as a local TV show. At the age of 16, Lillian and her sister Bernice traveled to Dallas and performed on the “Big D Jamboree”. Lillian had even made a record, but her greatest contribution was her song writing. At home her life was all about her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook with other family members coming to her to learn her secrets. And holidays at Lillian’s house was always a huge spread of everything wonderful. Mrs. Montgomery is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Sam Montgomery in 2002; her parents, B.B. and Joyce Hobbs; sister, Gladys Joyner; and two brothers, J.B. and Murl Hobbs. Survivors include her devoted children and spouses, Sammy Montgomery of Wichita Falls; Sharon and Steve VanAllen of Iowa Park; Troy and Dana Montgomery of Springtown, TX; four sisters, Bernice Crain of San Antonio, TX; Juanita Spears, Cherry Barrett both of Wichita Falls; Bonnie Dahl of Anchorage, AK; brother and wife, Barney and Garnita Hobbs of Byers; four grandchildren, Janis Berryman, Kevin Rodgers, Crystal Colley, Heather Collins; 8 great-grandchildren with one more she was looking forward to; and five great-great-grandchildren also with one more she was looking forward to. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Please share your condolences and fond memories with the Montgomery family at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2013
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Violet Pierce

October 17, 2013

Here's to you, sweet Aunt Lillian. As they say, thanks for the memories. You were such a joy to be around and you will be profoundly missed. Some of my best childhood memories occurred at your house. I know my mom will be happy to be reunited with you and save a place for me at the table!

Monica DeLuna- Arguello

October 17, 2013

Troy, Dana, Crystal & Heather
My sincere condolences on your loss of your Mom, mom in law and Grandma.
May the love and the wonderful memories you shared w/ her help you when you need it the most, she will never be forgotten and your family will be remembered always in my heart and prayers
Love always,

Betty Kirkpatrick

October 17, 2013

Troy, Dana, and family; Our sympathy for the passing of your beloved Lillian Ruth who was a special part of your family. I know she will be missed. May God hold you near during these very difficult days. Betty Kirkpatrick & family

October 17, 2013

To our dear friends Troy and Dana Montgomery-our sincere prayers and thoughts go out to both of you and all of your extended family, especially the grand children. Sincerely, Annette & Art Richards and Family

Vicky Murphy

October 16, 2013

Troy and family, thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time. I know you will miss Lillian but I know you have great memories of her and the time you were able to share while she was with you.

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