MARGARET LUCAS MONTGOMERY

Posted On April 30th, 2011 -

MARGARET LUCAS MONTGOMERY

Margaret Lucas Montgomery died April 20, 2011 in San Francisco after an extended illness. She was born in Richmond, Virginia to William L. and Marie H. Lucas on August 15, 1921 and was the widow of Francis (Frank) R. Montgomery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Margaret graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She served in the U. S. Navy World War II WAVES, a source of great pride to her, and received her Master’s degree from Columbia University. Moving to San Francisco gave Margaret career opportunities that led her into executive personnel management at Bechtel Corporation. During her long business career there, she fulfilled important overseas assignments in Europe and the Middle East and served as a mentor to young women. Since her marriage to Frank in 1981, Margaret divided her time between San Francisco and Honolulu. She lamented leaving each one, only to rejoice at returning to the other. An avid traveler, Margaret toured everywhere from Antarctica to Bhutan and never ceased learning and absorbing the riches of the cultures and countries she visited. Margaret was a devotee of opera and symphony and was a generous supporter of religious, arts and educational organizations. She gave of her time by volunteering, including serving as a docent at lolani Palace for over 25 years. Also in Honolulu, she was a member of P.E.O. Survivors in the Lucas family include brother William B. Lucas (Ann) of Richmond, Virginia; niece Jane L. Smith (Steve and children Margaret, Walker and Lucas) of Athens, Georgia; and nephews W. Guy Lucas and Jay B. Lucas (Annette and children Valerie and John) of Raleigh, North Carolina. Survivors in the Montgomery family include Norma Montgomery Rayl (Robert) of Saratoga, California; Thomas Montgomery (Marion) of Durango, Colorado; Sean Montgomery (Marissa) of Los Angeles, California; and Kevin Montgomery of Saratoga, California. Memorial services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco, as well as in Honolulu, will be held at future dates. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104), Planned Parenthood o Hawaii (1350 South King Street #309, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814), or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by The Neptune Society, San Francisco.


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