Shirley Montgomery Orton
Shirley Montgomery Orton, age 77, passed away July 7, 2015. She spent a gracious life serving, teaching, and feeding a multitude of friends, family, and students. She was a master seamstress and a baker of everyone’s favorite birthday cake. She loved to sing and listen to bluegrass while eating homemade ice cream. She was serious about dominoes. Her favorite vacations were with family no matter what the location. After retiring from classroom teaching she returned to read to young students every week. She was loved and will be missed, but she left us with joyful memories to sustain us.
She was preceded in death by her parents,Perdie and Erna Montgomery, and two children, Cindy Carol and Don Wesley. She is survived by Don Orton, her husband of 56 years, and their two daughters, Jan Case (husband Jim) and Sherry McClelland (husband Declan), brother Larry Montgomery (wife Delois) and sister Mary Franks (husband Jerry). She spent much quality time with her two granddaughters, Catherine (husband Adam Evans) and Elizabeth Case.
Funeral services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home in Pleasant Grove, Alabama on Friday, July 10 at 3:00 with visitation at 2:00. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. She loved flowers but would also be happy knowing that a donation to a friend’s favorite charity had been made in her honor.
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you Sherry and all of your family.
Jan,I am thinking of you and your family. I know she was a very special mother to have a very special daughter like you.
Arvid, Carolyn, and Sharon Padgett
We love you and are praying for God's loving arms to surround you during this sad time.
So sorry to hear about Shirley. She was always so kind and thoughtful of others. She always wore a smile and had a sweet disposition. We are certainly praying for you and extend our love to you during this time of loss. Sorry we could not be there.
Jaedeok and Youngmi Kim
Jan, you have our heartfelt sympathy. God bless you.
Jan and Allen Evans
Know that you are being prayed for, and if there is anything that we can do please just let us know.
My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you. He assures us that he will soon wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes forever and death will be no more.
KP & Vasi
Jan, Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. The description of your mother speaks of a loving, caring, vibrant woman. I wish I had met her. You remain in my thoughts.
Jan and Bob Evans
We are thinking of you and your family as you celebrate your mother's remarkable life and the memories you shared.
My condolences to you and your family.
Romans 14:8 - If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Jan, may God have mercy and comfort you and your family during this period.