1975 gold cord graduate of Pueblo Central High School; BSBA degree in accounting from University of Southern Colorado, now Colorado State University-Pueblo.
As a life-member of Assistance League Pueblo in 1998-1999 & 2004-2005 Holiday Fashion Preview Program Chairperson. 2002-2005 Public Relations Chair
Currently on the Rosemount Museum Board and the Broadway Theatre League Board
Member of Southern Colorado Community Foundation, the Pueblo Charter Lions’ Club of Pueblo, CSU-Pueblo’s President’s Club, Southern Colorado Community Foundation, Business Chairman’s Circle member of Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, PEO-Chapter GO, Pueblo Downtown Association, Pueblo Greater Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society, Bessemer Historical Society, Pueblo German Club, National Funeral Directors Association, Pueblo’s exclusive member in both the Selected Independent Funeral Homes and the International Order of the Golden Rule.
Served on the David & Lucile Packard Foundation’s Pueblo Advisory Committee
Former board member of Pueblo Symphony Association and secretary from 2001-2002
Established the Grief Support Library at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care
Provides funding for Pueblo Choral Society, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Buell Children’s Museum, Pueblo Municipal Band, Pueblo Zoological Society, Broadway Theatre League, Rosemount Museum and Center Stage.
Gerry & Dian have been actively involved with the Vineland United Methodist Food Booth at the Colorado State Fair since 2015. To honor those who serve and protect our country and uphold law and order in our community, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors provides active military and first responders free meals at the Vineland United Methodist Food Booth.
Many other community organizations and events over the years.
1999- International Order of the Golden Rule Exemplary Service Award
2003-04 – Pueblo Charter Lions Club – Lion of the Year
2004- Keep Pueblo Beautiful-Ingrid Ahlberg Good Citizenship Award
2006- Shining Star Award from Pueblo Downtown Association
2006 – Montgomery & Steward was awarded Pueblo Chieftain’s Readers Choice Award
2007-Awarded Pueblo Chieftain’s Critics Choice “Angel of the Year”
2007 – Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedication humanitarian services
In 2008, Excellence in Family Service Award from Order of Golden Rule
In 2012, Montgomery & Steward was awarded The National Philanthropic Outstanding Small Business Award
In 2016, inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame
In 2018, The Downtowner Award from the Pueblo Downtown Association