Florence Montgomery, 101

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Florence S. Montgomery, 101, of Glenns Ferry, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at a local care center in Mountain Home.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Rost Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday July 22, at Hagerman Cemetery in Hagerman. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, Mountain Home.

Florence was born June 4, 1904, in Driggs, Idaho, to William and Margaret (Bowles) Drake.

At the age of 9 the family moved to Hagerman where she later graduated from Hagerman High School.

Florence married James Durfee in Hagerman on Aug. 9, 1922. During WWII Florence worked in Vancouver, Wash., as a welder in the shipyards.

After Jame's death in February 1952 Florence lived in Glenns Ferry and Boise.

After being widowed for 18 years Florence married Ivan Montgomery in 1970 and they moved to Glenns Ferry. After Ivan's death in 1993 Florence continued living in Glenns Ferry until her death.

Florence was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints church in Hagerman and the Three Island Senior Citizens in Glenns Ferry.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

"Florence was a very caring person and loved her family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren," her family said.

Florence is survived by: her two sons, Vaughn Durfee and his wife, Evelyn, of Glenns Ferry, and James Durfee and his wife, Nora, of Mountain Home; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, one son and eight brothers and sisters.