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Margaret Mary Montgomery, long time resident of Mt. Shasta California, passed peacefully on October 14, 2022. She was born on June 23, 1926 and died at the age of 96. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Brandin, and a large family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was born in Los Angeles, California, but spent her early life in the Okanagan Valley in Canada. It was there that she spent hours going barefoot and playing with her sister Evie on the farm in the country. She attended boarding school on Prince Edward Island during WW2. She applied to the Womens Air Core and was accepted, shortly before the end of the war. It was a great disappointment of hers that she did not have the opportunity to serve her country. Following the war she married Waymon Guy Montgomery who predeceased her in 1975. They had 5 children together, Kim Kessler and Randy Montgomery, both of Mount Shasta, Lynette Montgomery of Chico CA, and Cheryl Thompson of Vancouver, WA. Her daughter Karen Barlow of Crescent City, CA, predeceased her in 2017.

After raising her children in Mount Shasta, she moved to Southern California and earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Northridge. However, Margaret never outgrew her love of being out in nature, and she eventually moved back to Mt. Shasta. She spent her time hiking, backpacking, and travelling with her many friends, going often to Europe, the South Seas and Central America. She made a winter home for herself in the coastal town of San Felipe on the Baja coast. There she formed many close friendships with her fellow snowbirds.

So whether you knew her as Margaret, Marge or Meg (mom liked to change her name to fit how she saw herself over the years), we invite you to a celebration of her life, on November 13th from 12 to 3:00 at Mike and Tony’s Restaurant and Bar in Mt. Shasta, California.

Posted online on November 02, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald

Service Information

Celebration of Life

Mike and Tony’s Restaurant and Bar in Mt. Shasta, California
November 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM