Joanne Montgomery Death – Dead, Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death, Passed Away: On December 16th, 2020, InsideEko Media learned about the death of Joanne Montgomery through social media publications made on Twitter.
InsideEko is yet to confirm Joanne Montgomery’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Montgomery so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To Joanne Montgomery
Across social media users’ timelines are statements that show respect, admiration, and gratitude towards Montgomery as people mourn the passing.
It is with a very heavy heart and profound sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of former trustee Joanne Montgomery on Dec. 14, 2020. Today is truly a sad day for the Citrus College community, for we have lost a staunch advocate, leader, and an individual whom I have had the honor and privilege to not only call trustee but a friend. We can all feel comforted in knowing that Mrs. Montgomery was blessed with a loving family, many dear friends, and colleagues, and a life filled with happiness, accomplishment, and great pride. Her fellow board members highly respected her and enjoyed working alongside her in a collaborative spirit. She was a beacon of sunshine, hope, and positivity!
Mrs. Montgomery served as a member of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees for 22 years before officially retiring on Dec. 11, 2020. She was appointed to the board in 1998, after the passing of her late husband and former trustee, Mr. Don Montgomery, and was later elected in 1999, then reelected four more times. As the trustee for area 5, she represented Monrovia, Bradbury, and portions of Duarte.
During her tenure as trustee, Mrs. Montgomery served as board president, vice president, and clerk/secretary on numerous occasions. She also served as the board’s representative on the Citrus College Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Board. Mrs. Montgomery served on several ad hoc committees as well as the governing board’s voting representative to elect members to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.
Mrs. Montgomery began her career as an educator, working as an elementary school teacher for the
Monrovia Unified School District
for 32 years. She was also a master teacher for several universities and served on numerous educational committees.
She received countless awards as an educator and community leader, including a Teacher of the Year award; appointment by the California governor to serve on the board of directors for the
48th District Agricultural Association
; being selected as a recipient of the Dick Lord Award from the
Monrovia Chamber of Commerce
; being named Woman of the Year for Monrovia for California’s 48th State Assembly district; and the Outstanding Educator Award from the Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association. Most recently, in May 2019, Mrs. Montgomery received a Fulfilling the Trust award from the
Community College League of CA
Mrs. Montgomery took great interest in all of the college’s instructional programs and had a reputation for understanding how big-picture decision making affected instructors and students. She was a passionate advocate for AB 288, which allowed high school students to take college-credit courses at their high school, and she tirelessly promoted Citrus College and its many benefits.
We all knew Mrs. Montgomery for her passion for student success, visionary leadership, and kind personality. On a personal note, I will miss her joyful, upbeat demeanor, and her kind smile. She always knew how to make you feel welcome, and I am grateful to have known and worked with her for the past 12 years.
Mrs. Montgomery is survived by daughter Cynthia; her son Andy and his wife Corran; her three grandchildren: Katie, Marie, and Taylor; and her three great-grandchildren: Gracie, Oliver, and Mia.
Please join me in extending our deepest sympathy to her loved ones, friends, and colleagues. At this time, in lieu of flowers, her family kindly requests that donations be made in her name to
at PO Box 1033, Monrovia, CA, 91017. Monrovia Reads was a favorite charity of Mrs. Montgomery.
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