John Denton Montgomery (1931-2017)

John Denton Montgomery, 86, died March 22, 2017, at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.
Mr. Montgomery was born April 6, 1931, at Grand Island, Neb., to Mary Isabelle (Wright) and Paul Rothwell Montgomery.
He attended schools in Nebraska and Colorado before moving to Goodland, Kan. He attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, and served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s with the 42nd Recon Division as a navigator in Spangdalen, Germany, for 51/2 years. He received advanced degrees from Fort Hays State University and earned a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1980. Dr. Montgomery worked at Area Education Agency 6, Marshalltown, Iowa, as a school psychologist, director of early child intervention project and supervisor of psychological services. Upon his retirement in 1996, he worked a year for the U.S. Army in Kwajalean, Marshall Islands as school psychologist and clinical psychologist for the Kwajalean Hospital.
In 2016, he moved to the Seattle area and attended the St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Elks Club, VFW, American Legion and a regional commissioner in the Clan Montgomery Society of North America. He was a member of the McKenzie Pipes and Drums and the Kwajalean Pipes and Drums.
He married Janey L. Weinhold June 13, 1965, at Ellsworth, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Janey Montgomery of Des Moines, Wash.; a daughter, Jill (Mark) Acocella of Glenview, Ill.; a son, John Blue (Jackie) Montgomery of Normandy Park, Wash.; a brother, James (Aurora) Montgomery of Oakdale, Calif; a sister, Patricia O’Brien of Goodland, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Noah, Kannon, Patton, Sophie and Allyson Acocella of Glenview, Ill., and Madeline Rose Montgomery of Normandy Park, Wash.; nieces Debra Hummingbird and Michelle Hartman; and nephews Justin Montgomery, Michael Breninger and Christopher O’Brien.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jean Paul Montgomery; and a nephew, Kirk Hartman.
The funeral was March 28 at Burien, Wash. Burial will be at 1 p.m. June 13 in the Excelsior Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Burien or the Excelsior Lutheran Church Lighted Cross Fund, Wilson.  

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