Rex E. Montgomery, 80 of Albion, NE passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albion, NE.
Services for Rex will be at a later date.
Rex Elton Montgomery was born May 20, 1936, near Kenesaw, Nebraska, to Walter and Barbara (Blue) Montgomery. He spent his early childhood in the Kenesaw area before moving with his family to Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated Kearney High School in May 1954.
In 1956, Rex joined the United States Naval Construction Battalion and was stationed in Naples, Italy. He was honorably discharged in 1960 and returned to Kearney.
On September 10, 1960, Rex was united in marriage to Amy J. Croston. They had four daughters and lived in the Kearney area until 1980, when Rex began working for Kansas Nebraska Gas Company and they moved their family to Albion, Nebraska. In 1991 Rex took early retirement from the gas company and he and Amy moved to Arkansas, living first in rural Hardy and later moving to Cherokee Village. After the death of his wife, Rex moved back to Albion, Nebraska, in 2013.
Rex loved his family very much and was always proud of “his girls.” He enjoyed the company of good friends and telling a good story. Later in life his favorite pastime was reading.
Rex is survived by his daughters Dawn Montgomery of Albion; Robyn Ratliff of Hardy, AR; Jane (Dale) Ivey of Glencoe, AR; and Jean (John) Bowman of Albion; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Amy, his sister Bonnie Ransom and his brother Robert Montgomery.