Tom and Sally Montgomery celebrate 50 years

July 5, 2011

By Staff

Tom and Sally Montgomery, of Issaquah celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 1, 2011.

Sally and Tom Montgomery in 2011

Sally grew up in Metaline Falls. Tom, originally from Minnesota, moved to Spokane during his childhood. The two met at North Central High School in Spokane but didn’t date until after high school. They were married in Spokane on July 1, 1961.

Tom and Sally then moved to Issaquah. Tom, an aeronautical engineer, worked for The Boeing Co. and Sally, a trained physical therapist, worked for the Issaquah School District after the couple’s four children were grown. Their children are Paul Montgomery, of Bellevue, Ann Doherty, of West Seattle, Susan Montgomery, of Seattle, and Clark Montgomery, of Billings, Mont. They also have nine grandchildren who keep them busy.

Tom and Sally celebrated their anniversary in Chelan with their entire immediately family.


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4 Responses to “Tom and Sally Montgomery celebrate 50 years”

  1. Dave I. on July 11th, 2011 7:49 pm

    So, my parents celebrated 50 years as a married, happy couple. But they didn’t make headlines. And, I suspect, many others have as well. Not to belitte the Montgomery’s achievement, but why a photo opportunity and headline story? Slow day? Just sayin”

  2. Administrator on July 12th, 2011 10:12 am

    Hello Dave,
    We run such notices for anyone in our community who asks for them.
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  3. sally montgomery on November 7th, 2011 2:40 pm

    Dave, it may come to you that maybe you could have done something for your folks. Actually this was not a good picture..and we did not ask for it or put it in. One of our children did it and when we came home from a four day celebration with the whole family put on by the whole family, this July 6 announcement surprised us. And we don’t seek attention. Just saying. The Press is a community paper, we have been taking it for 48 years. I imagine your parents were happy with their celebration too. Congratulations to them.

  4. Sheila Shipman on September 5th, 2012 6:37 pm

    Well I”d like to say Happy 50th Anniversary to start,but I know it’s very late. Really I”ve been looking for Tom Montgomery for awhile now and so hopefully this will get to him and his wife. I”m doing this for my mother,Janice Marie Montgomery Shipman,his 1st cousin,she talks about him alot,and I”ve been finding old photos of “Tommy” as she calls him and the wondering starts all over again. So If you would rather not be in touch,I’ll just let it go,but would love to surprize her,with even a email. So if you have a email and would like to have some contact that would be great,and also I could email some photos to you! Thank You for your time!!!

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