RICHFORD — Helen (Davis) Montgomery, age 101, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Randall G. Montgomery in 1975; a sister, Erma Kneeland and two brothers, Emery and Harold Davis. She is survived by two sons, Durwood Montgomery and his wife, Sandy, of Belmont, Vt., and Don Montgomery and his companion, Mary-Ann, of Westerly, R.I.; five grandsons, one granddaughter and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen was born April 7, 1913 in Eden, Vt., to the late Frederick and Nellie (Emery) Davis. She attended schools in Eden and business school in Bristol, Conn. She worked for C.H. Stafford Telephone Co. in Morrisville prior to marrying Randall on Sept. 23, 1934. After her marriage, she lived in Johnson, Morrisville, Enosburg Falls and moved to Richford in 1944. Helen then worked at Janes’ Department Store, Martin’s Flower Shop, Sweat-Comings and Franklin County Bank.
She was a member of the Richford United Methodist Church for over 70 years where she was on the board of trustees, President of W.S.C.S. and the memorial fund. Helen was a life-member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a volunteer at blood drawings in Richford for several years.
Helen resided at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford for the past four years. She had nothing but praise for the staff and her family greatly appreciates the loving care and kindness afforded to her. Her family also wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Carolyn Smith for the tireless care and companionship shown to Mom over the past several years; she has truly been our “angel”. Also, the family sincerely thanks Sandy Brown for her bedside devotion to Mom during her final days.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Richford United Methodist Church, 86 River St., Richford with Pastor Jon Bly officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Richford United Methodist Church, C/O Carolyn Smith, 49 Magoon Rd., Richford, VT 05476.
Condolences may be sent to Helen’s family through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.