In memory of
James L. Montgomery
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In memory of
James L. Montgomery
James L. Montgomery Rancho Mirage - James Montgomery, 95, was born April 12, 1924 to Loyd and Nona Montgomery in Indianapolis, Indiana, the second of eight siblings. He grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1942. He enlisted in the army and served in World War II. He was in combat forces in Germany, then in the occupation force in Japan at the end of the war. He retired from the service as a corporal. After the war, he enrolled in Purdue University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He worked at Insley Manufacturing in Indianapolis, where he met his wife, Iris. He joined American Hoist and Derrick Co in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where their daughter Anne was born. He moved to American headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and rose to Vice President of Engineering. He moved to Seattle to assume leadership of a subsidiary company. A few years later he joined other investors to purchase a portion of the company called Smith Berger Marine. He led that company until his retirement. Rather than liquidate, he sold the company to the employees. He and his wife Iris had a home in Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, for several years, and moved full time to the desert in 2001. Golf was always a passion. He caddied as a young man and had a 2 handicap. He was an active member and served as club president at Mendakota Country Club in St. Paul, Rainier Country Club in Seattle, and Rancho Las Palmas Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. He got his first hole in one at age 88! James died on 5/31/2019. He is preceded in death by his wife Iris (Jessup) Montgomery, his parents Loyd and Nona Montgomery, his siblings Ed, Roy, David, Robert, Jackie, and Sue Montgomery. He is survived by his daughter Anne Montgomery, son-in-law Glen Stream, grandson Ian Montgomery Nordstrom, step-grandson Graham Stream and wife Monica Stream, brother Steve Montgomery and wife Wanda Montgomery, many beloved nieces and nephews. Memorials to Purdue University or The Evans Scholars Foundation.
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In memory of
James L. Montgomery
James L. Montgomery Rancho Mirage - James Montgomery, 95, was born April 12, 1924 to Loyd and Nona Montgomery in Indianapolis, Indiana, the second of eight siblings. He grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1942. He enlisted in the army and served in World War II. He was in combat forces in Germany, then in the occupation force in Japan at the end of the war. He retired from the service as a corporal. After the war, he enrolled in Purdue University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He worked at Insley Manufacturing in Indianapolis, where he met his wife, Iris. He joined American Hoist and Derrick Co in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where their daughter Anne was born. He moved to American headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and rose to Vice President of Engineering. He moved to Seattle to assume leadership of a subsidiary company. A few years later he joined other investors to purchase a portion of the company called Smith Berger Marine. He led that company until his retirement. Rather than liquidate, he sold the company to the employees. He and his wife Iris had a home in Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, for several years, and moved full time to the desert in 2001. Golf was always a passion. He caddied as a young man and had a 2 handicap. He was an active member and served as club president at Mendakota Country Club in St. Paul, Rainier Country Club in Seattle, and Rancho Las Palmas Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. He got his first hole in one at age 88! James died on 5/31/2019. He is preceded in death by his wife Iris (Jessup) Montgomery, his parents Loyd and Nona Montgomery, his siblings Ed, Roy, David, Robert, Jackie, and Sue Montgomery. He is survived by his daughter Anne Montgomery, son-in-law Glen Stream, grandson Ian Montgomery Nordstrom, step-grandson Graham Stream and wife Monica Stream, brother Steve Montgomery and wife Wanda Montgomery, many beloved nieces and nephews. Memorials to Purdue University or The Evans Scholars Foundation.
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