July 2, 1930 - Jan. 11, 2013
Louise M. Tyree, passed away on Jan. 11, was the first-born daughter of D. M. Montgomery and Lorene Montgomery of Buhl, Idaho. She was born on July 2, 1930 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Two years later she and her parents along with several uncles, aunts and their families drove from Arkansas to Southern Idaho to see if work could be found there. At the time this arduous car trip took 13 days. Many of her family settled in the Buhl, Idaho area.
She attended Buhl schools, graduating from Buhl High School and then graduating from business college in Nampa, Idaho. She worked as a secretary in the Twin Falls, Idaho area until she was employed at Dougway Proving Ground near Salt Lake City, Utah which was, at the time, home to the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Weapons School.
While working there she met her husband, Jack D. Tyree, who was a Captain in the U. S. Army. They lived in Utah until he was transferred to Camp Stoneman Army base in Pittsburgh, CA., where Jacqueline Tyree, their first child was born. Her husband was honorably discharged from the service and gained employment with the California Department of Employment. Her husband then worked for several years as the Head of the Department of Housekeeping at the Contra Costa County Hospital in Martinez, CA.
In Martinez, Louise remained a homemaker and two other children were born, Charles David Tyree and Doyle Douglas Tyree. Charles David Tyree preceded her in death. While her children were young her husband died and Louise became a successful Real Estate Agent and Broker. She sold many homes in and around the East Bay area. Before she finished her career in Real Estate she opened a successful Real Estate Agency in Benicia, CA.
In addition to raising her two children, Louise also opened her home providing financial and emotional support to family members and friends who were in need. After Louise's younger sister, Alene Jess, divorced her husband and moved with her children from Idaho to Martinez, CA., Louise took them under her wing. Alene preceded her in death. Louise and her husband also invited Louise's brother to live with them while he attended college, and then when her brother's son attended University of California at Berkeley she offered her home for him to live in.
Louise was an active member of the Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Benicia.
Louise is survived by brother, Doil D. Montgomery of Port St. Lucie, FL; sister, Carol J. Collins of Bremerton, WA; daughter, Jackie L.Tyree of Vallejo, CA; son, Doyle D. Tyree of Benicia, CA; grandson, John Tyree of Sacramento, CA, and granddaughter, Julia Tyree of Benicia, CA.
Following services at Twin Chapels Mortuary in Vallejo, CA., Louise was buried near her husband, Jack, and her infant son, Charles David, at Memory Gardens in Concord, CA.