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Dorothy E. Montgomery

Dorothy E. Montgomery (Mosher), 70, of Clive, IA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on May 1, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy was born on February 12, 1951 in Lansing, Michigan daughter to Gerald Mosher and Dora Louisa Rule (Fenby). Dorothy was raised in Lansing, Michigan where she met and married her husband of 51 years, David K. Montgomery.

Dorothy was an enthusiastic, positive woman, having the highest priority and love for her family. She inspired us to be compassionate, engaged, and responsible to others. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was always generous with a smile and her time. Dorothy served as the first woman president of the Findlay, Ohio Jaycees in 1986 and went on to receive her JCI Senatorship. She was a chairman for a March-of-Dimes walkathon and participated in or supported numerous other civic minded groups and causes. Her career included 20 years of service as an Administrative Assistant for Pioneer Hi-Bred where she took great pride in her work.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, David K. Montgomery of Clive, and their 3 children, David W. Montgomery (Elizabeth) of Geneva IL, Denise M. Argue (Timothy) of Concord, NH, and Thomas B. Montgomery of Des Moines, IA; Grandchildren, Nathan Montgomery, Katherine Montgomery, Iris Argue, Jack Argue, and Aspen Montgomery; Sisters, Judy Kay Gardner (Joe), Linda Hatt (Jim, decd), and Cindy Rothkopf (Ron), and sister-in-law Linda Mosher.

In death Dorothy rejoins her parents, Gerald Mosher and Dora Rule, her brothers Gerald (Jay) Mosher and William (Buddy) Rule.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA. 50310. For those desiring and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dorothy Montgomery Memorial Fund. Please make payable to New Hope Memorial and specify in the memo Dorothy Montgomery Memorial Fund and mail to New Hope United Methodist Church at the address provided above. Online condolences may be made at



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