In memory of

Adrienne Montgomery

Dec 27, 1937
Feb 24, 2022


Adrienne Montgomery passed away February 24, 2022.  Adrienne was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and raised in nearby Glassboro/Piman, New Jersey.  She received her bachelors degree from Douglas College at Rutgers University and her masters degree from Yale University. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Lanny Montgomery.  She is also survived by her sons Blake, Jason, Dale, her grandchildren Emmett and Cassidy and her daughters in law Katy and Anita.  Adrienne had a full life raising 3 children and pursuing a career as an artist and an inspiring art teacher.  Adrienne taught film making at Rice University and The Houston Contemporary Art Museum School.  She taught art to hundreds of children in the Houston Independent School District and The Ketchum Sun Valley Community School.  She inspired many children to pursue art in their adult lives.  

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Bennett Kobb says:

    Adrienne and Lanny taught me filmmaking at the museum school. Their kindness made a deep impression on my life.

  2. Russell (Dell) Asbury says:

    Like Tim, Adrienne was also my first cousin (once removed). I did not have the opportunity to meet her or her family in person. She spoke of taking a trip back to New Mexico with her husband to meet my brother and I but was never able to make the trip. When she and her husband lived in Albuquerque, NM, she did meet my mother and aunt and they would periodically have lunch and catch up. It was always a treat to communicate with Adrienne. My last communication with her was the day before she passed. She will be missed by not only her immediate family, but our extended family whom she contacted and who were lucky enough to have been touched by her kindness and generosity through the years.

  3. Tim Reiniger says:

    Adrienne was a first cousin (once removed) who I had never known until she found me a couple of years ago. It has been an incredible pleasure to meet her and hear her family stories as well as to see so many family pictures. I also enjoyed seeing many of her father's art works. I regret that I didn't have a chance to meet her in person. Someday, I very much hope to meet her sons, who are second cousins! (; 804-997-9213)

  4. Maureen Weber says:

    I met Adrienne through bead shows. I worked for her at shows and in her studio over several years and learned so much about art and design and gemstones from her. She was creative and kind and funny, and I will cherish my memories of our time together.

  5. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with her arrangements.

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