Jeffery Montgomery |

Jeffery Montgomery

Jeffery Scott Montgomery passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

A celebration of life picnic will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Oregon Creek for his family and close friends. A larger celebration of life for his friends and the greater community will take place at another time, details to follow.

Jeff was born in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 7, 1962, to Lynda and Robert Montgomery. The family moved to Grass Valley in 1964, and Jeff attended Mount Saint Mary’s and Nevada Union High School. Jeff was loved deeply by his family, friends and the Nevada County community. He is best known for his passion for the great outdoors. He loved to hunt, camp, fish and go to local rivers. He was also a paramedic for many years and was involved with the Clamper community.

Jeff had a deep sense of love for his children and family. Those who knew Jeff could always count on his smile and positive outlook. He was always looking at the bright side of life. Jeff had a tremendously generous spirit and a heart of pure gold.

Jeff is survived by his brother, Ryan Montgomery (Becky) of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Kendi Dahlstrom (Matthew) of San Francisco; his children Kyah Montgomery and Jaden Montgomery of Grass Valley; his longtime love, Venitia Sutton of Grass Valley; four nephews and one niece.

Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Lynda Aguilar; his father, Robert Montgomery; and his brother, Craig Montgomery.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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