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Information for Julia Helen Vansandt Montgomery
9 February, 1897 19 March, 1986
The Idaho Press

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Julia Montgomery
   Services for Julia H. Montgomery, 89, of Boise and formerly of Melba, who died on Wednesday, March 19, in a Boise nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Leo W. Reed, pastor of the Nampa First Baptist Church, will officiate with burial to follow at the Melba Cemetery.
    Mrs. Montgomery was born on Feb. 9, 1897, at De Witt, Ark., where she was reared and educated.
    She married Daniel Paul Montgomery on July 18, 1917, at De Witt.  They lived in Detroit for 10 years prior to moving to Melba in 1928.
    She worked as a postal clerk at the Melba Post Office for 22 years.
    While living in Melba, she was active in community affairs, an honorary member of the Melba P.T.A. and served as the first president of the P.T.A.  She also served as a member of the school board and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
    Her husband died in December of 1966.
    In 1967 she moved to Nampa and then to Boise in 1982.
    She was a member of the am a First Baptist Church.
    She is survived-by a son, Ray "Buck" Montgomery of Aurora, Colo.; twin daughters, Helen L. Snyder of Portland, Ore., and Hazel L. O'Gorman of Lompoc, Calif.; four sisters, Dewey Johnson of De Witt, Leta Hopper of Florida, Lucille Holtz of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sally Reed of De Witt; 10 grandchildren, among which are Mike Bernard of Boise, and Antionette Kloch of Eugene, Ore.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise, two sisters and five brothers.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 8 to 10 a.m.
    Memorials may be made to the Capital Care Center, 8211 Ustick Road, Boise 83704 or flowers may be sent.

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