Montague, Nila E.

December 22, 1933 - July 29, 2020

Nila Ellen Montague Davis was born December 22, 1933 to LaVaun Montague and Celia Lemler Montague, in Bourbon, Indiana, and went to be with her Lord and Savior July 29, 2020.  Nila grew up in Bourbon and moved to South Bend, Indiana for work when she was 18, where she met her husband, Ivy Eugene Davis when her friends set her up on a blind date.  They were married on November 10, 1956.  Together they raised three daughters.  Nila worked a variety of secretarial positions, including Bendix Corp. in South Bend, IN, Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, and 30+ years at Calvary Church of South Fort Worth.  When she retired from her job, Gene and Nila traveled the country visiting all 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Ivy Eugene Davis; her parents, LaVaun and Celia Montague, two brothers and one sister.  She is survived by two brothers, Neil Montague and wife Dori, and Tom Montague, who reside in Indiana;  three daughters, Robin Casey and husband Mike of Neosho, Missouri, Kerri Jeanne Johnson and husband Ronald of Crowley, Texas, and Diana Wolff and husband Paul of Camden, New York; five grandchildren, Christina Pfaffengut and husband Ryan, Rhonda Hall and husband Mahlon, Brittainy Mullins and husband Jason, Aaron Jones and wife Melissa and Stephanie Woods and husband Kevin; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Nila will be honored privately by her family on Saturday, August 1, 2020.  She will be laid to rest with her husband at DFW National Cemetery.

Nila served her God, family and church faithfully; therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the benevolence fund of Calvary Church South Fort Worth/Burleson to continue her legacy of service.

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4 replies on “Montague, Nila E.”

Tim Hartzell says:

Nila was a precious cousin, she will be missed, may God give the family peace and comfort

Tom & Shirley Luce says:

Our deepest condolences to all the family. The memories be many!

Pastor Don & Milbre Howard says:

Our hearts are saddened with the news of Nila’s Homegoing. She and Gene were faithful founding members of Calvary Church in Ft Worth. She served for many years with dignity and grace, She will be missed. May God bless the children and loved o es.

Stephen McKeehan says:

Great memories of Nila! Love y’all.

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