Thomas D. 'Tom' Montgomery, Sr., 78, passed away Jan. 1, 2013. Survived by his wife of 59 years, M. Charlene 'Midge' Montgomery; children, Tom (Shelley) Montgomery, Jr. of Greenwood Village, Colo. and Gerry (Dian) Montgomery of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandon (Brooke) Montgomery of Denver, Ashlee (Dr. Jorge Sallaberry) Montgomery of Reno, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Silas and Gabriel; sister, LaVada Montgomery of California; cousins, Thurmon (Esther) Seright of Colorado Springs and Doyle (Linda) Seright of Moore, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Dean Aggson, to whom he was especially close. Tom was born to William P. and Orveda Montgomery on Nov. 4, 1934, in Brownfield, Texas and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Ehret and LaVerne Green. Member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Tom retired from CF&I. He and Midge owned and operated Villa Pet Shoppe for many years, as well as owning Tom's Upholstery. He raised and showed English Bulldogs for many years. He and 'Slugger' won 'Best in Show' at the Denver Dog Show in 1966 and he was proud that 'Slugger' was named the 4th top English Bulldog in the nation. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court St. Entombment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Those who desire may make memorials to Tom's favorite foundations, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Online condolences,

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  1. Gerry and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May all the good memories of Tom bring you peace and comfort.
    David H. Twiford
    Twiford Funeral Home
    Elizabeth City, NC

  2. Dear Midge I am so sorry and sad to hear about your loss, Tom will be missed. I miss him sitting across from me at dialysis and I myself was in the hospital when he passed so I didn’t know until I went back to dialysis. Please take care of yourself my phone number is 719-778-2856 please keep in touch I will miss you

  3. Tom, Gerry, Dian, and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers with you all.
    Gods Blessings.

    Rose, Debbie, Dave and Craig Shaddy

  4. Gerry, Dian and family: My have my heartfelt sympathy as you deal with the loss of your loved one, (father, husband, grandfather). Losing a loved one is never easy and with time you will begin to reflect on the many good memories you shared with him. My continued thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Ed Perry

  5. My earliest memory of Tom is from the 1960’s, when we worked together in the Blast Furnace Dept. office. I enjoyed working with him, and I remember his good humor and quiet competence at work. Phyllis and I offer our sympathy to Midge, Dian, and Gerry, and all of his family. May you find solace in memories of his life. Phyllis and John Negomir, Orange City, Florida

  6. Gerrry, Tom Jr. and Mrs. Montgomery: Sincere condolences from two members of the Pueblo community …

  7. Midge we are all so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Millies Pueblo Sewing

  8. Gerry, So very sorry about your dad. It is always tough to lose a loved one, but around the holidays it makes it worse. Your friend, Ted Kinzer

  9. Gerry and Dian,
    Mickie and I learned of your father’s passing away. We want to express our deepest sympathy to you, Midge and your family. Our Prayers are with you.
    Deacon Rick and Mickie Oreskey

  10. Hello Gerry and Dian…Just to let you know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Arlene Hubersberger (Edna Davenport’s daughter)

  11. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing, Gerry. My deepest sympathy to you and Dian. Love and prayers to both of you.

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