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Lajuana Carole Montgomery

December 3, 2012

Lajuana Carole Montgomery, 77, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity.

Lajuana was born Feb. 7, 1935 in Stamford, Texas. She was raised in Stamford and married James Elwood Montgomery Sept. 26, 1955, in Stamford. They made Odessa their home, where she remained until July 2011, when she moved to Big Spring. Elwood preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1997.

Lajuana was a cashier for Furrs Grocery in the late 1950s and helped open Michael’s Arts and Crafts in Odessa in 1984, where she worked as a cashier until 2007.

Lajuana is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elwood; her sisters, Mae Mallory Jackson and Devon Jackson Haught; and her granddaughter, Carol Fletcher.

Lajuana is survived by her daughter, Sharon Thomas Fletcher and her husband, Jim of Odessa; her son, Les Montgomery and his wife, Nova of Big Spring; three grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; her brother, Nickey Jackson and his wife, Audy of Forney; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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