Dorothy Dean Montgomery was born July 25, 1899 to George and Louise (Jameson) Smiley at Jasper, Minnesota. After graduating from high school she attended nurses training and then worked at the bank in Alexandria.
On June 29, 1927 she married Russell Montgomery at Alexandria, South Dakota. Her husband was a partner in Montgomery Furniture in Alexandria. Following retirement she and her husband moved to Lynn Haven, Florida and resided there for thirty-five years. In 1996 she returned to Mitchell, SD and had been a resident since that time.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a member of Eastern Star for seventy-nine years.
She is survived by two nephews, James Loomer and wife, Marlys, Mitchell, SD and George Loomer, Madison, SD. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in 1983, sisters, Marge Olsen and Ruth Gorman and brother, Stewart Smiley.
A Memorial Fund has been established to the Russell and Dorothy Montgomery Educational Trust Fund at Dakota Wesleyan University.