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Montgomery "Monty" Clifford Bartholomew
April 26, 1952 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Montgomery “Monty” Clifford Bartholomew, a lifelong resident of Gooding, Idaho, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024.
Monty was born in Gooding, Idaho, on April 26, 1952 to Jiggs and Eileen Bartholomew. Monty lived his entire life in Gooding.
Monty himself was not an athlete but he loved and supported all sports in Gooding. He was the statistician for all Gooding High Sports.
Monty loved music and dancing with the ladies. They would seek him out for a dance at the Lincoln Inn waiting their turn.
Monty worked at Cooks Grocery Store for over 40 years giving great service to all the people of Gooding. He was always available to help them with their purchases and chit chat over the local happenings. He was missed by all when he retired.
He had a mentor, Marcie Morgan, who encouraged and helped develop his love of painting. He was an incredible artist mainly focusing on landscapes, mountains, fall scene, old farms, barns and cabins. Many of his paintings used to hang in the original Cooks Store. He won many 1st place ribbons at the Gooding County Fair and they still exist in many family homes.
Monty was a big prankster and always fun.
He was preceded in death by: his parents - Clifford “Jiggs” and Eileen Bartholomew.
Monty is survived by: his two sisters - Connie Bell of California and Crystal (Doug) Foss of Soda Springs. He has multiple nieces - Nikki and Joy Bell of California and New York, Summer, Sharona and Amber, all of Soda Springs. Plus, many cousins in the Bartholomew and Porterfield family.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bennet Hills for all the care you gave Monty and we appreciate all your kindness.
A memorial graveside service will take place later in the spring of 2024.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.