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1963 Stephen 2022

Stephen Allen Montgomery

January 3, 1963 — November 17, 2022

Stephen Allen Montgomery, 59 of Palmer, Alaska, passed away Thursday, November 17,2022, at the Mat-Su Regional Hospital. Steve succumbed to Pancreatic Cancer, after a two-year battle.

Steve was born in Chicago, IL on January 3, 1963, to the late Russell and Mary Kashmer Montgomery.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 32 years Brenda Livesay Montgomery and daughter Sarah (Jesse) Souza and three grandchildren: Lucas, Phoebe and Kaelyn.

He was preceded in death by his brother James Lee Montgomery of Murfreesboro, TN.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Concord College in Athens, WV and Master’s Degree from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, presently part of Marshall University Huntington, WV.
He began his teaching career in Fayette County Schools, Fayette County WV, where he taught for 13 years before moving to Alaska. Steve moved to Bethel, AK in 2001 and taught at Kilbuck Elementary for one year. Then moved to Palmer, AK in 2002, where he taught for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District until his death. Steve enjoyed teaching and helping students.

Steve was also an NRA Certified Trainer Counselor and instructor, he frequently volunteered at the Matanuska Valley Sportsman (MVS) Shooting Range teaching firearms classes and working as a range safety officer. Steve also served as a member of the MVS Board of Directors in varying offices for many years.

Steve was member of the Manna Independent Baptist Church in Palmer, AK. While living in West Virginia, he attended the Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church.
Steve was a kind and caring friend to many people; he was known for his sense of humor.

Steve was an honest and trustworthy person, who tried to make things better wherever he worked.

On December 10, 2022, Services will be at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church 2855 Maple Ave. Fayetteville, WV.

Visitation at the church will be from 11AM to 1PM; services following at 1PM, then burial at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (online at ) or to Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church, would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
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Service Schedule

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church

2855 Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV 25840

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