We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Prineville Funeral Home
Bill Montgomery, born Oct 11, 1946, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 surrounded by his three daughters who loved and adored him. Bill is survived by his three daughters & 7 grandchildren. Tiffany Housley of Prineville OR, Meaghan Petrunic of Anchorage AK & Chelsea Lindley of San Marcos TX. Grandchildren, Bailey Thomason, Sydney Thomason, Haven Housley, Harrison Housley, Logan Petrunic, Lilly Petrunic & Lakyn Petrunic. As well as a sister Lynn Bailey & brother Steve Montgomery along with several nieces and nephews, and former spouse Ariel Montgomery. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Bill & Pat Montgomery of Flagstaff, AZ and his beloved dog Trip.
Bill grew up traveling the world while his Dad served as a Colonel in the U. S. Air Force. After graduating from Texas Tech, with a Bachelors of Arts, he settled in Roseburg, OR to work as a Court Reporter for Douglas County and to raise his family. Bill always had a friendly smile and kind conversation with anyone he could talk with during his favorite activity, grocery food shopping. While shopping, he got great joy out of having Clerks call over the intercom if one of his daughters wandered off.
Bill spent his retirement years taking his family on short adventures, visiting restaurants and trying any new recipe that piqued his interest. You can blame him for being the culprit who ripped the recipes out of magazines at Doctor's offices. He was eager to try any new kitchen gear. He loved a good joke and almost always shed a tear while watching a movie, whether it be a live action, Disney Animated film or even a commercial at times. His favorites ultimately being Science Fiction. Bill loved playing Scrabble and especially loved Words with Friends once he discovered the App. He was often referred to as a big gentle Teddy Bear by the nurses and home health aides.
The family requests in lieu of flowers to share a laugh with family or friends, have a conversation with a stranger, anything that brings a smile. Life is short and extremely precious, don't take anything for granted.