Ernest Glenn Montgomery, LTC US Army Ret., passed away in his home on September 17, 2023. “Monty” was born on November 14, 1924, to Hattie (Knowles) Montgomery and Samuel Ernest Montgomery in Sterling, Oklahoma. On September 9, 1951, he married Helen Josephine Polito in Brooklyn, New York. He was drafted into the US Army in March 1944 and retired in September 1973, and settled in Colorado Springs. Monty fought in three wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After retirement, he pursued his hobbies of woodworking, machining and housebuilding. This led Monty to his main passion: building a log cabin in Creede, Colorado for his wife and family. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #13 and Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, 32 Degree.

Monty is survived by his children: Robert Glenn (Debbie) Montgomery, and Mary Ellen Montgomery; and his granddaughter, Meghan Montgomery. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. He is to be buried at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925 with military honors at noon on that day. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Shriners Hospital is preferable, as it was our father’s favorite charity.

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  1. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for LTC Montgomery’s 29 years of distinguished service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

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