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Randall ‘Buzz’ Fields Montgomery

Randall Fields Montgomery 86, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away July 15, 2014 after a sudden illness at Mayo Clinic Hospital, in Phoenix, Az.

Randall was born November 4, 1927 to Porter A. and Vera Mae Montgomery in Dalhart, Texas.

After working at the Dalhart Army Air Base in several capacities and graduating Dalhart High School, where he was active in sports, he joined the Marine Corps and served in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, Panama; and after the war ended in McAlester , Oklahoma where he met and later married his wife, Mildred, in 1947. Randall and Mildred moved to Albuquerque, NM where, while working as a Draftsman for Stanolind Oil’s Exploration Department, obtained a BS in Geology from the University of New Mexico.

Randall was Class Chairman 1968-1969 Stanford-Sloan Executive Fellow Graduate School of Business Stanford University, and Charter Member Advisory Board to the Dean of Graduate School of Business. Randall’s first position with the State of New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission was in 1953 as a Geologist, then District Manager and finally as Proration Manager, based in Hobbs, New Mexico. Beginning in 1960, Randall was Promoter, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Director for a family of closely-held companies also located in Hobbs, New Mexico where he also served on the City Commission and as Mayor: Co-Founder and President, Llano, Inc., an intrastate gas pipeline company; Co-Purchaser and President of Hobbs Gas Company…a domestic Gas distribution Company; Co-Founder and President Llantex, Inc…a Texas intrastate gas Transmission Company; Co-Founder and President Minerals, Inc…an Oil and Gas Producing
Company; Vice President Energy, Executive Vice President and Director of New Mexico Electric Service Company; Co-Founder and Director of Pollution Control, Inc. owner/operator of waste oil and brine water disposal site.

Randall was proud to be on the 1st Honor Flight to the Washington Memorial, in 2008, contributed as a volunteer in many community endeavors, such as, “Habitat for Humanity” and was looking forward to serving on the 2014 Citizen’s Advisory Board to Montgomery Independent School District. Randall enjoyed participating in the Marine Corps League, 105 Veteran’s Group, the April Sound Men’s Association, Camellia Society, Past President of April Sound Homeowner’s Association, and Beautification Committee. Randall, may have described himself as an aspiring historian, authored “The Last Wilderness” and was currently working on another book, “History of the Dalhart Army Air Base: The Economic and Social Impact 1942-1945”.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, July 24th at 1:30pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 2727 North Loop 336 W, Conroe, Texas.

The Family suggests in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Randall’s name to the Marine Corps League, Veteran’s Organization, School or Charity of your choice.