Margaret Montgomery
October 28, 1926  -  May 13, 2017

Margaret Montgomery

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Graveside Service
Twin Oaks Memorial Park
59 Lake Arthur Highway
Artesia, NM  88210
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00 p.m.
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Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Twin Oaks Memorial Park for Margaret Louise Montgomery of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Montgomery died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at San Pedro Nursing Facility in Artesia.

Tony Pennington will officiate at the services.

Margaret was born October 28, 1926 in Bovina, Texas to Edgar Chase and Etta Marie (Richards) Chase.

She was a long-time Artesia area resident and worked as a homemaker.

Margaret was married to R.B. Standard who preceded her in death on December 22, 1969. She later married R.C. Hodges and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1991. Then on April 17, 1999 she married Clay Montgomery in Mayhill, N.M. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister Verna Doughty; and brother Bill Chase.

Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church in Loco Hills, N.M. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking and loved to spend time with her family.

Survivors include her children Eddie Standard of Artesia, Helen Hoggett of Lovington, N.M., Billy Standard and wife Leona of Artesia, and Lee Roy Standard and wife Mona of Carlsbad, N.M.; siblings George Chase and wife Neva of Artesia, Mack Chase of Artesia, Jim Chase of Albuquerque, N.M., Shirley Blancet and husband Cookie of Lovington, N.M., and Nona Brewer and husband Tommy of Artesia; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.


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  1. Lloyd Mathews

  2. Earl and Frankie Priest
    Carksbad, NM

    Our condolences to your family...prayers for comfort and peace.

  3. Sheila LaBarge (De La Rosa)
    Virginia, MN

    What a beautiful soul, a true light! I'm sorry for the loss...

  4. Ken Ingram
    Artesia, NM

    Jim, so sorry for the loss of your sister.


  5. Sybil (Danning) Scarbrough
    Artesia, NM

    "Aunt Margaret" was always happy, cheerful and loving to me, my mother, Vera Danning, and my grandparents Lee and Ruth Standard.

    Whenever I saw her she always gave us vegetables and said to come see her.

    Our relationship was a distant one but she was very much a part of my childhood.

    May the family be covered with peace and comfort during this time of loss. May 'Aunt Margaret' be healthy again as she waits for us to join her and the rest of our family.

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