Matthew's Story

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Matthew Cory Montgomery was just 25 years old when he passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. He was born May 11, 1991, in McAlester, to John and Rhonda (Dodi) Montgomery.
Matthew was loved by his family, friends and his favorite dog, Angel, and favorite cat, Miss Kitty. While growing up, he loved being outdoors and spent many waking hours in the quiet of nature. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, finding arrowheads, listening to music and learning about history. Most of all, though, he loved being at home with his family.
The family built their home in Kiowa, close to his grandmother, Pamela Montgomery, and his aunt, Juliann Montgomery. During his school years, he attended Kiowa Public Schools and Lakewood Christian School. The family would like to acknowledge Mr. Gary Walden for his kindness and commitment to Matthew's education.
Matthew is survived by his father and mother, John and Rhonda Montgomery; his sister, Jona Ann Montgomery; his brother, John Paul Alberson; his paternal grandma, Pamela Montgomery; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Chaney; his aunt, Juliann Montgomery; his aunts and uncles, Joe and Debbie Thompson, and Rick and Dina Rowton; his great-aunt and great-uncle, Carla and Joe Clagg, and other numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Nanny and Pawpaw, Betty Alice and Carl Henry Ogden, of Kiowa; great-grandparents, Everett and Minerva Montgomery, of Eufaula; paternal grandfather, Johnny Ray Montgomery, of Kiowa; maternal grandfather, John Chaney, of Heavener, and great-grandparents, Malcolm and Allene Slater, of Savanna.
The family will gather for a private memorial in the memory of their beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend so that they may acknowledge and share together the gift that his life was to them and the pain that his passing brings. Please pray for them that in sharing the joy and the pain together, they may lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy.
Published on December 23, 2016
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