Obituary: Gloria Montgomery


Gloria Montgomery, 92, of Carmel, died peacefully July 4, 2014, in her own home. Gloria was born December 14, 1921 in Detroit, to Alexander Little (from Scotland) and Mary Thorpe (from England). She was the sixth of ten children, the siblings were twins Virginia and Violet, Sarah (Sally), Mary Jane, Donald, Dora Alice, John (Jack), Enid, and Lilly Jean. Both the parents and all of the nine siblings predeceased Gloria in death. In 1951, Gloria married the love of her life, Edmund Burke Montgomery Jr. (known as Monty) who she had met vacationing with one her many sisters and her dog Rachel at Houghton Lake in Roscommon County Michigan. She and her family moved to Carmel in 1958. Gloria thoroughly enjoyed gardening and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund, who died in 2010. She is survived by three children, Kip and Laurel (Michael) of Westfield and David (Esperanza) of Verona, Wisc.; three grandchildren, Damari (Lucas Yeazel), Amy and Elise; a great-grandchild, Aiden Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews and their offspring. Immediate family, a few close friends and her Homewatch caregivers attended a gathering at Leppert Mortuary in Carmel on July 7.