They became the fourth generation to be involved in the family business. His skill was such that his hobby became a full-fledged cabinet-making business in which he employed as many as twenty craftsmen. Press Inquiries George Montgomery, the boxer, cowboy, actor, screenwriter, director, producer, custom furniture maker, architect, sculptor, art collector and world traveler who always said that for him “everything has come easy,” has died. View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. This is the timeline of our story. 605-332-4400, SIOUX FALLS ORDER PICKUP All Rights Reserved. 605-886-5000, MADISON SHOWROOM 1959 – Gilbert’s sons Jim and George purchased the family business and expanded to several locations. TIMES STAFF WRITER George Montgomery, the boxer, cowboy, actor, screenwriter, director, producer, custom furniture maker, architect, sculptor, art … 2013, Jan. – Eric Sinclair is promoted to President of Montgomery’s. Terms of Use, SIOUX FALLS SHOWROOM After he took up sculpture in 1975, he made about 50 pieces--horses, cowboys and Indians--in the first 10 years. Donation Requests SIOUX FALLS ORDER PICKUP 3701 S Western Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-332-4400 Our Story Madison, SD 57042 The Sinclairs own the Madison, Sioux Falls and Watertown locations. SIOUX FALLS SHOWROOM 1725 W 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-332-4400. 2012, Sept. – Purchased Zimmel’s Furniture in Watertown, SD upon their retirement. Melissa Montgomery Hime--the actor’s daughter from his long marriage to the late singer Dinah Shore--companion Ann Lindberg and Curtis were with Montgomery at his death. He enjoyed acting and, in the 1960s, writing, directing and producing low-budget films abroad. At age 8 he saw his first movie and was hooked. Excellence in Family Business Award recipient. His life in his post movie days were as an artist, sculptor and designing furniture and homes. It boasts a large, rectangular form and carved scrolled legs. Eric is the fifth generation in his family to own and operate Montgomery’s. At Republic, he appeared in his first major role as one of five men suspected of wearing the black mask in the top-budgeted, serial “The Lone Ranger.”. 2002 – The two Madison locations were combined into one 40,000 square foot located at 747 South Washington Avenue. Customer Service Clark and Connie Sinclair managed the new location. Growing up in Madison, SD, Eric saw firsthand how his parents worked hard to build the company and care for their employees. That statue stands near the 18th hole at the Mission Hills Country Club, which named its golf course in her honor. Since 1888, spanning over 130 years and 5 generations, Montgomery’s has provided Eastern South Dakotans with a place to purchase their home furnishing. Done in the Rococo style, this low coffee table was designed by George Montgomery. 1977 – Son-in-law Clark Sinclair joined the business. Product Care George Montgomery, a Westerner to the core, who went from prizefighter to … 1962 – Jim & George opened the second location in Howard, SD. He grew up on the family’s 20,000-acre ranch, building barns, herding cattle and painting Western scenes on the window shades. “He just turned to look out the window and went to meet his maker,” his friend Patrick Curtis told Associated Press, describing Montgomery’s death from heart failure Tuesday night at his desert home in Rancho Mirage. Community He became involved with the building of eleven homes for friend… Mail Preferences His bronzes include cowboy friends--Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne--on horseback. Montgomery, who told The Times that he and Shore took two art classes in the early 1950s, also painted in recent decades. Among those is a five-foot-long bronze titled “Custer’s Last Stand,” which took a year of 12-hour days to complete. 2020 – Montgomery’s Purchases Malchows in Aberdeen.Press Release->. He earned wealth and fame from acting and even more attention from his storybook 18-year marriage to Shore, often called America’s nightingale. 1888 – 7 May – George H. Montgomery founded Montgomery’s Furniture and Funeral in Alexandria, South Dakota. After a private family funeral service, Montgomery will be buried in Great Falls, Mont. This signed piece is rendered in stunning pine. But over the next couple of years, he starred in A pictures--"Orchestra Wives,” “Ten Gentlemen from West Point,” “China Girl” and “Roxie Hart,” all in 1942, and “Coney Island” in 1943 opposite Betty Grable. The temporary and limited stay-at-home order that takes effect Monday in Los Angeles County is not as restrictive as limits adopted earlier this year. Strikingly handsome in white tie and tails, he was better remembered in fringed buckskin and a cowboy hat. Daughter Melissa was born in 1958, and they adopted son John David as an infant in 1954. Montgomery designed and built 11 houses, including four for friends. Military Discount Op-Ed: On the COVID frontlines, we’re tired of hearing lame excuses for risky behavior. 1888 – 7 May – George H. Montgomery founded Montgomery’s Furniture and Funeral in Alexandria, South Dakota. He found he could spend a couple of years in the Philippines with a picture like the 1966 “From Hell to Borneo.” Other films made abroad were “The Steel Claw,” “Samar” and “Guerrillas in Pink Lace.”. L.A. County’s new stay-home order is the strictest in California. For the eclectic Montgomery, it all began in Brady, Mont., Aug. 29, 1916. “It isn’t two guys,” he once said. 1980, June 1 – The store was moved to Madison, SD where it was located in the former Hallenbeck Furniture building. 747 S Washington Ave Delivery & Pickup 1922 – Founder George H. Montgomery passed away. and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles.