Shirlie Montgomery
1918 - 2012
Shirlie Alice Montgomery
Jun 9, 1918 - Nov 5, 2012
Resident of San Jose
Shirlie Montgomery was born in San Jose, where she spent her entire, event-filled life. She was a celebrated professional photographer and the grandniece of San Jose's forefather T. S. Montgomery. Shirlie had many wonderful friends and she will never be forgotten. God rest her soul.

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Published by San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 16, 2012.
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Shirlie was kind enough to host several Hester Avenue Whiffle Ball World Series on her front lawn. She was also kind enough to arbitrate MULTIPLE 9-10 year-old whiffle ball related disagreements! Shirlie was wonderful, and we loved her very much!
Ben Holt
January 1, 2013
Kirk McClelland
November 20, 2012
Shirlie was a friend of mine. It started out in 1960 when my mother, a news reporter, had Shirlie do a formal portrait in her studio of me. Shirlie was a powerful woman when women had to be powerful to succeed at any work career. I sure miss talking with you Shirlie.
Kirk McClelland
November 18, 2012
November 18, 2012
Shirlie was the matriarch of our street, every evening sitting on her front porch embibing in a cocktail or two, conversing with anyone that struck her fancy. She was a San Jose treasure. The stories she could tell! She will be missed.
November 17, 2012
Bob Bortfeld
November 17, 2012
Friends of Shirlie have established a blog in her honor. Please visit it at
Bob Bortfeld
November 17, 2012
Shirlie was a Great photographer and she touched alot of people with her photography! Shirlie was the 1st woman photographer in the early years of the wrestling world. She was a good friend of Glen D. Neece family in San Jose. Shirlie thank you for all your beautiful photographs! We miss YOU!
We miss you!
Shirley Neece
Shirley Neece
November 16, 2012
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