Burcy Ann Montgomery
Burcy Ann Montgomery went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the age of 93. She loved Jesus Christ and taught her children early in life that with God's Grace, he will bring peace to your life. She was born to Alice Belle and Floyd Southern on November 4th, 1927 in Norman, Oklahoma. She is preceded in death by her husband, her high school sweetheart James Donald Lambert who she married July 14, 1945. He died July 14, 1963. After James death she met and married George Whitten who preceded her in death and she later married Glen Montgomery who also preceded her in death. She had two older brothers Jack and Jerrell Southern one older sister Marietta Edmondson and a younger sister Bette Conrad who all preceded her on death. She also was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Lambert and a grandson, Rick Paxton. She is survived by her children Jim Lambert, Donna Lambert, Sandra Lambert- Whitten and Julie Lambert- Taber. She is also survived by her younger brother Gary Southern from Washington state and her white teacup chihuahua "Tiny" who she loved dearly.
CELEBRATING GRANDNANA'S 93 YEARS
9 DECADES OF MEMORIES
1,116 MONTHS OF HAPPINESS
4,844 WEEKS OF LAUGHTER
33,900 DAYS OF WISDOM
812,592 HOURS OF LOVE
5 INCREDIBLE CHILDREN
24 AMAZING GRANDCHILDREN
47 MARVELOUS GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
16 FANTASTIC GREAT, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
The grandchildren loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews. She loved history so her Christmas presents to them were always educational. Thank you, mother, for correcting our grammar and teaching us how to play scrabble. Thank you for obtaining the World Book Encyclopedia for us when we were young. Thank you for telling us anything is possible and we could do anything we dreamed of. Thank you for teaching the grandkids that chickens had personalities and that icecaps and whales and elephants were ecologically important and that we should recycle and compost. Thank you for your green thumb, your beautiful gardens, your orchids, strawberries, and African violets. You were always there for us.
Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2021.