Austin Dean Montague
Austin Dean Montague passed away on December 13, 2017, in Clackamas, Oregon. He was born on October 3, 1926, the 7th of 13 children. He served in the United States Army from 1945 - 1946, until he was honorably discharged. For his service, he received the Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).
On September 8, 1947, Austin married the love of his life, Lora Pauline Forrey, and they were married for seventy years. Together, they had three children. Austin began his career as a farmer. While he was rounding up the cattle in the desert, he would often collect Calla lilies to give to Lora as a token of affection. Austin then became a mason, and he helped to build many of the buildings in Portland, including the Lloyd Center. Austin was honored with the State Recognition of Excellence, presented by the Oregon Building Congress for his fine Masonry Work.
Following graduation from College, Austin became a building inspector for the City of Portland. He was also a woodworker, and his family fondly remembers the gifts he made for them. He was very creative and passionate about his work.
Austin had many hobbies, including bowling, woodworking, tending to his vegetable garden, and spending time with his family. He was an avid Fisherman and a great story teller. His grandchildren will always remember the fun times "Wrasslin", the head stands he would do to amuse them, and the great love and affection that he had for them.
Austin was preceded in death by his parents, and 10 of his siblings. He is survived by his wife, Lora Montague; his children, Sue (Ron) Fernstedt of Provo, Utah, Gail (Don) Waddell of Troutdale, and Yvonne (Ron) Pickell of Arizona; as well as 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and two siblings. He will be greatly missed.
A Committal Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 12:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery with Military Honors.