William (Bill) H. Montgomery passed away peacefully February 12, 2023. William was born in Placerville, California on December 6, 1933 to John and Vivian Montgomery. He had a wonderful childhood roaming the hills of northern California. He spent his time fishing the canal behind his home, raising rabbits with his sister to help support his family,while his dad was away at war and playing sports. Baseball was his first love. He was a catcher and played in high school and continued playing double A ball for several years after. Some of his best memories were catching several Major league pitchers.
He married his high school sweetheart Helene Rae Bugbee on May 2, 1953 and later sealed in the Oakland, California Temple on May 2, 1981. They were just a few months shy of celebrating 68 years together when Helene passed away.
Bill spent his career working for the telephone company. He took pride in his work and loved the friendships he gained with his co-workers; many became lifelong friends. He also volunteered for the fire-department for many years along side of his career where he became a Captain. He loved helping people and helped so many through out his life.
A favorite past time was hunting and fishing down on what he called the “club.” The club was a ranch in Shingle Springs he was a part of. They would deer and bird hunt often as a family there. It made for a lifetime of great memories.
When Bill retired, he and Helene didn’t sit still for very long. If they weren’t golfing, they were always planning a trip. They went on a several cruises, fishing trips with their boat and motor home and they especially loved traveling with their square dance club the Apple Jacks.
Bill loved our Savior and know he lives. He was member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully as a home teacher, high priest group leader, executive secretary and numerous other callings. He especially loved the calling of a temple worker with his sweetheart. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.
William is survived by his son Jeff Montgomery, sister Jackie Fisher, his grandchildren John (Emily) Montgomery, Carolynn (Ryan) Hale, Kayla (Kurt) Berejkoff, and Collin Montgomery and fourteen great grandchildren.
He was welcomed home by the love his life Helene Rae Montgomery, his parents John and Vivian Montgomery, his son Timothy Montgomery, his brother-in-law Chuck Fisher and numerous other family and friends.
Services will be held February 21, 2023 at the Grantsville West Stake Center. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am with services to follow at 11:00 am. Interment at Grantsville Cemetery.
Our family would like to express our deep appreciation to Jade Landis, all the staff at Diamond Janes Assisted Living Center and Active Hospice for their tender loving care.