Memorial service for Burt Chesley Montague, M.D., 79, Lawton will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the University Church of Christ with Eric Sharum, Minister officiating.
Dr. Montague died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Dr. Montague was born May 10, 1934 in Elgin to Bruce and Annie Laurie (Smith) Montague. He grew up in Lawton and was a 1952 graduate of Lawton High School. He had served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. He earned a degree in physical therapy in 1957 and was working as a physical therapist in El Reno when he received the encouragement to attend medical school. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his medical degree in 1965 and served his residency in Oklahoma City. Dr. Montague moved to Lawton in 1970 and began his medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Montague was a leader in gynecological laparoscopy in the Lawton area. He was a member of the following fellowships and associations: American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, Oklahoma Medical Association, Fellow of American Society of Colposcopy and Colpmicroscopy, Comanche, Cotton, Tillman Counties Medical Association Member, American Fertility Society, Oklahoma City Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, and the Gynecologic Laser Society. He published "The Psychosomatic Aspects for Neoplastic Disease" research and received special achievement from ACOG in 1971. Dr. Montague was commissioned as an Honorary Oklahoma Highway Patrolman in 1982 and commissioned as a reserve deputy sheriff for Comanche County in 1985. He served as chairman of the Museum of the Great Plains Board from 1988-1992 and served on the Lawton Chamber of Commerce within the Wildlife and military affairs committees. Dr. Montague was appointed by the governor of Oklahoma to the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors in 1988. He was a member of the Cameron University Presidents Partners Membership. He was a life member of the Wilderness Medical Society and the Search and Rescue team. Dr. Montague served as the chief of obstetrics and gynecology, Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Medical Center for a total of nine years. Dr. Montague was the chief of staff, Comanche County Memorial Hospital from 1978-1980 and served on the board of directors for Southwest Medical Center from 1989-1990. Dr Montague retired in 2004.
He married Jeannie Strait on Dec. 11, 1976, in Lawton. He was a member of the University Church of Christ.
Dr. Montague is survived by his wife, Jeannie Gay Montague, of the home; four children, Dorothy Mitchell and husband Brad, Marjorie Montague-Matthews and husband Arthur, Elise Sanchez and husband Freddie, and Chesley Burt Montague and fiancÈe Karlotta; 11 grandchildren, Nicholas Chesley Rogers and wife Crystal, Tera Ann Rogers, Leah Rogers, Michelle Crouse and husband Jonathan, Johnathon Milton, Ryan Strait and wife Ashley, Matthew Strait, Evan Strait, Elliott Strait, Maggie Strait and Tyler Blake Strait; six great grandchildren; four step sons and their spouses, Chris and Sharon Kaye Strait, Dennis and Gretchin Strait, Ricky and Kate Strait and Dustin and Rachel Strait.
A daughter, Kelly Montague-Surls, a granddaughter, Faye Lauri-Lynn Montague-Surls, and two sisters Brucilla and Maymie, preceded him in death.
Dr. Montague loved his wife, family, friends and patients and will be sorely missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Museum of the Great Plains Foundation, 611 NW Ferris, Lawton 73507 or to the Madison Hunt Medical Fund, Southwest Federal Credit Union, 1806 NW Liberty Avenue, Lawton 73507.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com