Alta (Pat) Montgomery, 75, Lewiston

     Alta (Pat) Montgomery, 75, a Lewiston resident since 1959, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of an unspecified lingering illness. She had been in declining health for six years. Her home was at 719 Park Ave.
     Mrs. Montgomery was a former member of the Moose Lodge at Clarkston, and she was an avid bowler in her younger years. She also loved to hunt, fish and camp.
     She came to Lewiston from Spokane where she had lived for two years. She previously had resided at Oroville, Calif., for 16 years and at Lewiston from 1928 to 1941.
     She was born Aug. 16, 1907, at Weippe to William and Viola Simmons. She was married to Marvin E. Weaver April 8, 1925, in Washington, and they later were divorced. She was married to Lee F. Montgomery in November of 1959 at Lewiston, and he died Dec. 26, 1970.
     Survivors include a son, William Weaver of Lewiston; a daughter, Ruby Campbell of Los Angeles; a brother, Howard Simmons of Spokane; four sisters, Ada Hesler of Lewiston, Mable Rubedew of Clarkston, Lilly Bennett of Weippe of Weippe and Ruby Sullivan of Clarkston; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Visitation hours at Malcom’s Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel will be from noon to 7 p.m. today. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the same chapel with the Rev. Paul Graves of Lewiston Orchards United Methodist Church officiating. The body will be cremated.
     Memorials may be given to the Humane Society’s Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, January 1983
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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