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Laura Christine Montgomery
March 26, 1951 - October 13, 2015
Laura Christine Montgomery, 64, of Caldwell, passed away on October 13, 2015 after a long battle with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL). Laura was born to Lawrence Conklin Theodore and Blanche Agnes (Wilson) Montgomery on March 26, 1951 in Caldwell, Idaho. She was the youngest child of twelve children. While living at home she attended special education classes in the Caldwell School system and after graduation began working at Western Idaho Training Company (WITco). In 2012 she was presented with an appreciation award for thirty-five years of service in the form of an engraved plaque. Laura continued to work and attend classes at WITco as her health allowed. She made life long friends there, was a member of the AKTION Club, participated in Special Olympics, and loved to go bowling.
She enjoyed traveling, especially by plane, to see family members. In the past few years she had flown to the Pacific Coast to visit her sister Linda Schor and husband Mike, their children David and Debbie and her family; to Virginia to see brother Ted and Linda Jo Montgomery and their children Megan and Matt and his family; to Wisconsin to visit her sister-in-law Heidi (Jim) Kwiatkowski and nieces Patty Montgomery and Kim (Erik) Kielley and her family.
Laura had an exceptional talent for remembering birthdays and always sent a card to the birthday person, followed by a phone call to see if you received it. She counted the success of her holidays by the number of cards and remembrances she received from her friends and relatives.
After the passing of her parents, Laura moved to her own home on Kearny Street in Caldwell. Family constraints dictated a move to Leisure Time Village under the oversight of a family friend, Cynthia Arment. A fall that happened in December 2013 resulted in a broken hip (and subsequent rehabilitation) and led to respite care and an assisted living facility where she has since resided. Ashley Manor Arlington has provided a loving, caring home for Laura. She was especially proud of being part of their television ad and liked to say that she was a TV star.
Laura was a lifetime member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Caldwell. Attending Sunday school and church services was the highlight of her life. The family appreciates the kindness and consideration shown to Laura by the entire congregation and especially her Sunday school teacher Sharon Hensen.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents L.T. and Blanche Montgomery; brother Morris Montgomery and his wife Rita, brother William (Bill) Montgomery; sisters Irene Myers, Charlotte (Myrtle) Carlisle, Deanna Smith, and infant sister Gloria. She is survived by siblings Florence Hopkins, Marvin (Norma) Montgomery, Gene Montgomery, Ted (Linda Jo) Montgomery, Linda Lea (Mike) Schor, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Flahiff Funeral Chapel and the memorial service will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2700 South Kimball Ave., Caldwell, Idaho. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the AKTION CLUB c/o Caldwell Kiwanis Club, P. O. Box 925, Caldwell, ID 83606. Condolences may be sent to

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 16, 2015
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