Florence Marie Montgomery was born January 23, 1928, in Wynnewood, Okla., to Ezra Paul and Sarah Eveline (Bowersox) Edwards. She died June 26, 2011, at home with her family in Duncan, Okla. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Davis, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.


Florence Marie Montgomery was born January 23, 1928, in Wynnewood, Okla., to Ezra Paul and Sarah Eveline (Bowersox) Edwards. She died June 26, 2011, at home with her family in Duncan, Okla. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Davis, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

 

Florence graduated Salutatorian of her class from Davis High School in 1946. She married John Henry Montgomery on Sept. 22, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

 

Florence and John lived in Lawton from 1946 to 1979. They were members of First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for pre-school children in Lawton and Davis for 54 years. Florence worked at Cameron University for 14 years. When they moved to Davis in 1979, she worked at the OSU Extension Office in Sulphur until her retirement in 1988.

 

While living in Davis she was active in the First Baptist Church and the OHCE of Murray County. She enjoyed the Progressive HCE Group, participating in the County Fair, sewing, needlework, quilting, reading and playing games. Also, she and a business partner created wedding cakes and catered wedding receptions for over 20 years. After moving to Duncan in 2006, she enjoyed helping her daughter with her business and became a member of First Baptist Church, Duncan.

 

Florence is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and Darryl Gowan of Duncan, and Linda and Jerry Boston of Ardmore; a brother, Paul Edwards of Okmulgee; a sister, Evelyn Willis of Arizona; and four grandchildren: Kara Reid and her husband, Cory of Woodward, Jana Gowan of Washington D.C., Rob Boston of Ardmore, and Sarah Boston of Fort Worth; and four great-grandsons: Caden, Carter, Cole and Crosby Reid of Woodward.

 

For Florence, her family always came first. She was a devoted wife and mother as well as a selfless caregiver for her parents and husband. She was passionate about spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family and friends will miss her sweet spirit.

 

Bearers will be Darryl Gowan, Jerry Boston, Rob Boston, Cory Reid, Butch Hill and Jerry Woods.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice, P.O. Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73533 or First Baptist Church, 208 S. 3rd St., Davis, OK  73030.

 

Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis.