Emma Jean Montgomery

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Emma Jean Montgomery June 24, 1928 - April 3, 2019 Emma "Jean" Montgomery, 90, beloved wife, mother of two, grandmother to two, and great-grandmother to five, passed away from pulmonary failure brought on by pneumonia on April 3, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. She had been living with her daughter in Mesa since May of 2017. She was greatly loved by all who knew her as a sweet, kind, fun, and loving person. She and her husband, Monte "Joe" Montgomery, were both born and raised in Oklahoma, but moved out to California after his discharge from the Army Air Corps in 1947. They remained in California for 56 years. But in 2003, they moved to the Las Palmas mobile home resort in Mesa, AZ, to be closer to their daughter, who lived in nearby Gilbert. While there, they became members of the Velda Rose United Methodist Church, and the local VFW chapter. Joe also purchased season tickets every year for the SF Giants' spring training games in Scottsdale, which they thoroughly enjoyed. In 2007, they were joined by their daughter in a move out to the Atlanta, GA area to be closer to their son, Stephen, and his family. In 2013, Marilyn purchased a retirement/vacation home in The Wells mobile home community in Mesa, AZ, and in 2017, at the age of 88, Jean and her daughter decided to return to Mesa, AZ permanently so that she could enjoy warm weather, the spring training games, her old friends, community potlucks, and bingo "to her heart's content". The world is a much darker place without her. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Apache Wells Community Church to celebrate her life on April 12, 2019 at 2115 N. Gayridge Rd, Mesa, AZ, 85215 starting at 2:00 pm. A second service and reception will follow approximately two weeks later at the Buford First United Methodist Church at 285 E Main St. NE, in Buford, GA 30518. Following that service, her ashes will be interred at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, 5979 New Bethany Rd, Buford, GA, next to Joe's.
Published on April 14, 2019
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