December 23, 1962 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 57)


A Celebration of Life for Holly Jo Montgomery, 57, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Vikings Football Stadium in Guernsey, Wyoming with The Reverend Kellie Thomson officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Prairie Rest Cemetery near Guernsey.

Holly Montgomery passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 near Hill City, South Dakota doing what she loved, riding her motorcycle.

Holly was born Sunday, December 23, 1962 in Torrington, Wyoming the daughter of Stuart Roy and Jean Ann (Howell) Clingman.

She attended and graduated from Guernsey-Sunrise High School in Guernsey. She was a baptized member of the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey. She married her high school sweetheart Mike Montgomery on June 4, 1983 at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey. They lived in Loveland, Colorado where their two children were born. In 1990 they moved to an acreage outside Ocheyedan, Iowa where they lived and raised their family. Holly worked at Chase Bag/Union Camp and Stylecraft before returning to college where she found her calling as a registered nurse. In 2005, Mike and Holly returned to their hometown of Guernsey. Holly worked at Platte County Memorial Nursing Home/Platte County Legacy Home and most recently as Infection Prevention Nurse at Community Hospital in Torrington and Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming.

Holly enjoyed camping, riding her Harley, motorcycle trips with her husband, son, and their friends, and trips to Iowa to see her grandchildren. She took a lot of pride in her work, but her greatest pride and joy were her children and grandchildren.  Holly will be remembered for her smile and how well she took care of those she loved.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Mike Montgomery of Guernsey; daughter, Sarah (Brad) Loerts of Ocheyedan; son, Daniel (Crystal) Montgomery of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren, Parker, Blake, and Brynna Loerts; sisters, Linda Delgado, Denise (Pete) Delgado, and Aimee Kerns; brothers, Brad (Beth) Clingman, James (Christina) Clingman, and twin brother, Mark (Carolyn) Clingman; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Jeannie Clingman and her parents-in-law, Jack and Marie Montgomery.

Friends and family may call to the funeral home Friday, June 26, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with no family present.

Memorials may be made to the South Dakota Crash Assistance Program, make checks payable to South Dakota Highway Patrol Association, P.O. Box 2474, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-2474.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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June 26, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel
1108 9th Street
Wheatland, Wyoming 82201

Funeral Service
June 30, 2020

10:00 AM
Vikings Football Stadium
172 West Burlington Street
Guernsey, WY 82214

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