Our precious angel, Joseph Mason Montgomery, returned to his Heavenly Father on May 5, 1997. During his short stay in this life, he was surrounded by a loving and devoted family and passed away peacefully at home.

He was born on April 17, 1997 in Salt Lake City to Raymond L. and Lisa C. Montgomery. Joseph showed a strong will to live to share his sweet spirit and tender love with his family. His presence was a great blessing to all of us. He will be greatly missed.Joseph had the opportunity to experience great kindness from many people. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Kenneth Ward and the staff of the University of Utah Medical Center and the Community Nursing Services and the members and neighbors of the Bountiful 20th Ward. Words cannot express our deep appreciation for grandparents, aunts and uncles who surrounded Joseph and us with love and compassion.

Joseph is survived by his parents; brother, Jonathon; sisters, Katherine; Elizabeth; Rebecca; Rachel; and Amy of Bountiful, Utah; grandparents, Dr. Raymond G. and Janice B. Montgomery of West Valley City, Utah and Robert A. and Frances H. Peterson of Sanford, Florida; 20 aunts and uncles and 22 cousins.

Graveside services will be held Friday, May 9, at 3 p.m. at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West. Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. and from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, at the Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 No. 400 East.

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Families are forever, little angel. We will be together again someday.

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