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Helen McClenney Montgomery

Helen McClenney Montgomery died Monday, August 22 at the Sunrise Senior Living facility in Decatur, Georgia. She was 96 years old. Helen was born in Alachua, Florida in 1919 to Mary Dampier and Carr McClenney. In her early years she moved with her mother and her sister, Mary Catherine McClenney, to Gainesville, Florida where they made their home. In Gainesville, she met Wayne T. Montgomery, who would later become her husband. They married July 24, 1941 and remained together until his death in 2002. She was a homemaker, mother, and partner to Wayne as he advanced his career in the Navy and the Foreign Service. Over the course of his 35 year career she traveled with her husband and two sons to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Germany. She embraced and excelled in her role as hostess and guide for families and visitors to the areas they were assigned and supporting wives and families when the husbands were away serving in hazardous duty areas. In 1975 Wayne retired and they settled in Stuart Florida. In 2004, Helen moved to Decatur, Georgia, where she resided until her death. She is survived by her son Steven and his wife Linda, of Boulder Colorado; her son Michael, his wife Janet, and grandson William, of Decatur Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to Woodlands Garden at 932 Scott Blvd, Decatur, Ga, 30030. The burial services will be Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua, Florida.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!