Beverly Sue Montgomery went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2017.

Beverly was born on December 18, 1936 in Mulhall, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ollie Max Montgomery; her parents, Elmer and Gladys Diehl; and sister Jean Gill Diehl. 

She is survived by her twin sister, Barbara L. Skinner, of Alta Loma, Calif.; and her brother, Don E. Diehl of Mulhall, Okla. She is also survived by her two sons, Kelly J. and Clay D. Montgomery; their spouses, Karen and Dalynn; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Robin and Travis.

Beverly and Max were long-time Ardmore area residents and members of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore. Beverly was an accomplished watercolor artist and a signature member of the Southwest Watercolor Society. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Women’s University. Beverly studied with many renowned artists in her travels through the U.S., Europe and Mexico. She taught art to young and old alike for three decades at the Goddard Center in Ardmore and Murray State College in Tishomingo.

Funeral services will be held at the Craddock Funeral Home in Ardmore on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Goddard Center in lieu of flowers.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Rex Donley, Richard Dewell, David Riner, D. Allen Wint, Randy Thompson, Carson Koehn, Joe Kalkman and Chris Craddock. 

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