Thelma J. Montague, 83, homemaker

October 11, 2003

Thelma J. Montague, a homemaker and former member of Baltimore County's Bykota Senior Center, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at Cromwell Center, an assisted-living facility in Towson. She was 83.

Born Thelma Thomas in Baltimore, she was raised in Hamilton and graduated from Eastern High School. A longtime resident of Loch Raven Boulevard, she had been living at Cromwell Center since 1993.

Mrs. Montague, a longtime member of Bykota, enjoyed painting still lifes with oils and watercolors. She also liked to read and knit.

Her marriages to William Ray Burton Sr. and Charles Montague ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Timonium Presbyterian Church, 303 W. Timonium Road.

Mrs. Montague is survived by two sons, Wesley D. Burton of Parkton and William Ray Burton Jr. of Kennesaw, Ga.; a brother, Charles W. Thomas Jr. of Baltimore; two sisters, Hazel Ciscle and Mary Pritchett, both of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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