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Vernon Charles Montgomery

1943 - 2013 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Vernon Charles Montgomery Obituary
Vernon C. Montgomery, 70, passed away with his wife at his bedside, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Service: At his request, there will be no Funeral service. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials are suggested to DFW Metro Golden Retriever Rescue, bit.ly/rescuegoldens, or any local rescue or other organization of your preference. Mr. Montgomery was born Oct. 30, 1943, in Lake Charles, La. He attended Lake Charles High School. He graduated from LSU in 1966 with a B.S. Vern was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force as a F-4 fighter pilot for seven years. He flew over 350 missions in Vietnam and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his meritorious achievement while participating in a successful rescue and recovery effort of a downed and injured F-105 pilot in North Vietnam in July of 1968. He left the AF in 1973 and married his loving wife of 40 years, J. Lynn Montgomery. Vern joined Southland Corporation and continued with them for 20 years living in California, Washington, Virginia and finally came to Texas in 1992. He served as a corporate training manager, retiring from the company in 1996. Vern and Lynn always shared a passion for dogs. They loved playing, training and working with dogs and were active in several dog and training organizations. Vern started his own business, Paws-Abilities Dog Obedience, in 1997...the best job he ever had! He thoroughly enjoyed helping his clients develop a positive relationship and discover the full potential of their companions. Vern was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors: In addition to his wife, J. Lynn Montgomery of Keller, Vern is survived by his father-in-law, Armand Tremblay of Bedford; sister, Ray Heinrich (Denton) of Lake Charles, La.; brother-in-laws, Jon Tremblay (Rita) of Carrollton and Mark Tremblay (Edie) of Troy, Ohio; and his nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 29, 2013
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