Mary Margaret Montgomery

Renick-Mary “Marge” Margaret Montgomery passed away Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016, at the age of 70.

Marge was born to parents Shirl and Frankie Montgomery on May 3, 1945 in Covington, VA. She grew up as the youngest of five children and attended Frankford High School. Later in life she attended Concord College graduating in 1994. She was a bus driver for Greenbrier County Schools for 28 years and retired in 2006. Marge also hung wallpaper and painted working at The Greenbrier Hotel along with owning her own business.

Marge liked to walk the Greenbrier River Trail and be outside working around her home. She was an avid traveler and tried to visit Maine at least once a year. Marge loved to take a room in an old home and restore it to look like new. She loved her grandchildren and spent most of her retired life traveling to see them. She was a great friend to others and was always looking to help someone in need. She enjoyed visiting with her close friends in West Virginia and Maine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirl and Frankie Montgomery; brother, Gail Montgomery; first husband, Sam Taylor and second husband, Paul Sales.

Marge is survived by: her five children, Richard Clark Taylor (Lisa), Paulette Ray McNeely (Rodney), Amy Maria Stone, Meg Eleanor Sales-Bradley (Jim) and Harold Daniel Sales (Tracie); sisters, Joan Stern and Carmen Buster; brother, David Montgomery; and eight grandchildren, Josie, Samantha, Katie, Jesse, Daniel, Ben, Lillian and Lola.

Marge will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Port Clyde, Maine. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations. Instead, we ask that you hug your mother if you can and remember that life is very short.

A memorial service to celebrate Marge’s life is planned but details have not been finalized.

Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

 

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