Obituary of Elizabeth Horigan Montgomery
Elizabeth (Bettine) Montgomery passed away on May 12, 2023 in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Bettine was born on September 10, 1935 in Asheville, North Carolina to John and Gladys Horigan.
Bettine grew up in Aruba and traveled to the United States on oil tankers when attending Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Bettine met her soon to be husband, William (Bill) Montgomery (a Naval Academy graduate) during her final year at Connecticut College for Women where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. They married on October 25, 1958. Together Bill and Bettine have six children.
She was a mother who encouraged and supported her children's involvement in many activities the community of Reston offered. Horseback riding, tennis, swim team, marching band, playing guitar for the weekly Catholic mass are just a few examples.
After her children were older, Bettine worked for the Department of Education, the U.S Geological Survey, and the Minerals Management Service. Bettine was a committed member of St John Neumann Church. Her hobbies and interests included Toastmasters speech club, theater, books, and volunteering at St John Neumann.
Bill and Bettine lived in Reston, Virginia for 50 years. They moved to Falcons Landing in 2017. Bettine loved walking their two dogs, Toto and Lucky around the grounds of Falcons Landing.
Bettine was a beautiful person, an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother (Noni), and is survived by her loving husband, Bill, their children, Catherine (Frank Berry), Kenneth (Kathe), Helen (Aaron Danielson), Barbara, Lisa (Steffen Bartschat), and Steven, 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and her beloved dog Lucky.