Kent Montgomery


Kent Montgomery, 83, Rosebud County rancher, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  

Mr. Montgomery was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Pine Ridge, S.D., the middle son of Monty and Aileen Montgomery. He attended grade school in Pine Ridge, junior high in Lame Deer and graduated from Colstrip High School in 1948. He played quarterback on the State Champion six-man football team.  

He and Marjorie McRae were married Nov. 2, 1949, at McRae Ranch on the Rosebud Creek.  They began married life at Porcupine, S.D., working for John Glover. In March of 1956 they purchased the Draper Place on Horse Creek, north of the Yellowstone River at Rosebud and began ranching.

 Mr. Montgomery served on both Cartersville and Rosebud school boards, and as manager of the Forsyth Horse Show. He was past president of the Range Riders Museum and a member of Grace Bible Church. 

Because Mr. Montgomery was an entrepreneur and an excellent manager, he took small holdings and turned them into a successful ranch. He was a good dad and mentor to many. Mr. Montgomery lived life fully and had few regrets. He loved his wife, good horses, ranching, and babies.  

His survivors include his wife, Marj, and two brothers, Lynn and Scott Montgomery; his children: Heather Polich (Don), Kirk Montgomery (Teresa), Molly Cypher (Jere), Jill Mackley (Kirk), Zane Montgomery (Lynda) and Leta Calvin (Vinny); his grandchildren: Sarah Polich, Rachel Hull, Matt Polich, Keeley Montgomery, Mia Mintz, Sierra Undine, Kyle Cypher, Garrett Cypher, Meredith Cypher, Lana Guzman, Mara Mackley, Ailee Montgomery, Jade Montgomery, Madeline Montgomery, Mora Schiffer, Savannah Calvin; his great-grandchildren: Christian Parr, Lane Parr, Courtney Arneson, Cameron Bethke, Joby Montgomery, Kami Montgomery, Rilke Undine, Isabel Schiffer and Tyson Kent Schiffer; and his great-great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Kendall Montgomery. 

Mr. Montgomery was preceded in death by daughter: Gwenn; and granddaughter: Bethany Mackley.

Visitation will be Monday, May 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with family to receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth. A funeral service will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth. Interment will follow the services in the Forsyth Cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow the services at Haugo Center in Forsyth.

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