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December 17, 2012

A Life Story for Monty Montgomery . . .

(Continued)

In April of 1953 he married Ora Lee Chestnut of Graham and they began a tour that would carry them to many corners of the United States and the world. He was accepted into Meteorology School and achieved that goal with honors and thus began his assignments in forecasting weather and flight information. During that time, he studied at the University of Chicago and later completed his BS degree at the University of Alaska.

During tours in France, Germany and various locations, he and his wife would see much of the world and be blessed with three wonderful children: Bob, Ernie, and Penny.

In later years after acquiring the rank of Master Sergeant and turning down several OCS appointments, Monty would be cleared for CIA service for many of his military assignments. He retired from active duty 1972 as a decorated veteran with an illustrious career in service to his country.

The family settled in Mineral Wells in 1972, where he was employed with Electra as a supervisor in a manufacturing plant for a short time. While there he designed and implemented an assembly system that saved the company time and money in production. Having a family to rear and educate, he turned again to education and soon earned his teaching certificate in science and math. He taught in the Garner Schools for some 12 years where he was a popular teacher with a knack for challenging students to share his desire for knowledge.

During those years, he returned to Tarleton State University and obtained his MBA in preparation for another dream that would serve his community and family well.

Monty and Ora Lee bought and repaired houses and apartments that would become a growing rental business that helped many families. That endeavor has continued with success during the ups and downs of the last 30 years.

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