Let the memory of Hector Montgomery be with us forever. Let's remember that unmistakable laugh, that solid loyalty, inspiring dedication, and that godly passion that animated him. Also, don't let that mischievous twinkle in those blue eyes ever leave yo
  • 99 years old
  • Born on January 30, 1909 in Lotopa, Samoa.
  • Passed away on November 19, 2008 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States.
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Hector Montgomery Betham, 99, born on January 30, 1909 and passed away on November 19, 2008. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 17th June 2018
Thinking of you today, Father’s Day, 2018. Been 10 years since you left us, but memories of you and how good a father you were, have not faded. RIP.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 30th January 2018
Remembering your special musical talents, piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo and wonderful singing voice. Missing the fun times with family and friends where music was always part of the festivities.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 19th November 2017
Your presence is still felt in our home and in my heart. Rest in peace.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 30th January 2017
Remembering your humor, your musical talents, your deep love of God and family and still missing you.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 19th November 2016
Forever missed, forever loved.
Posted by Jen Betham-Lang on 3rd February 2016
Thinking of dear Pops. We miss him so much. Here in New ZEaland, when we see some of his old stomping grounds, we miss him all the more. I wish I could tell him of our adventures here--he would be surprised to know that we made it down here. Here's to his memory--a wonderful man and a great friend.
Posted by Dulcie Betham on 30th January 2016
Dad is still ever etched in my mind. I see his twinkling blue eyes and loving smile. He made me feel like I was his favorite of us kids then later found out that each one thought the same thing. That's how great a father he was. I miss him and can't wait to see him again when the Lord comes. He would be 107 today.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 19th November 2015
Seven years but your smile still burns brightly in our memories. See you sitting br the fire hooking your rugs. Miss you still. RIP dear Dad.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 30th January 2015
Well, Dad, you would have been 106 today. Wish we could enjoy a hand of canasta. We had such good times playing and I still laugh when I remember you commenting that the planes overhead were "up there wasting gas." Remembering you with much love and thanks for the wonderful father you were.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 19th November 2014
Your memory still warms my mind. How fortunate I was to have you for my Dad. Looking forward to reuniting with you and Mom in heaven.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 30th January 2014
Today Dad would have been 105. I'm so glad we had him for 99+ years. His life was a testament of love and devotion. What a wonderful example he was for his family. We appreciate him even more today. So many times I'd like him to be sitting in his favorite chair so we could talk, laugh, play cards. Still missing him.
Posted by Jen Betham-Lang on 30th January 2013
Just having had his 104th birthday, Pops would be working on entering his 105th year! We talk of him often. His name is very much present in our home. My children gauge the age of things by comparison to Pops. If I show them an antique building, they ask, "...but is it as old as Pops?" If not, apparently it's just not too old after all. I sure miss my dear Pops & friend.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 30th January 2013
Today is your birthday, Dad. Miss your presence in front of the fire hooking your rugs. Remembering you with much love and joy.
Posted by Rich & Barbara Forster on 7th December 2012
Our fondest memory of Pops is witnessing the joy he brought to his grandchildren when he played Santa Claus on Christmas eve. When he began by jiggling sleigh bells just outside the dark sliding doors the expression of awe on their young faces was priceless. We feel blessed to have known this kind and gentle man.
Posted by Dulcie Betham on 19th November 2012
I thank God for giving me such a wonderful father. He was the perfect father to me.. Whether seeking advice or just swinging on the porch or listening to him sing or whistle,was always a special time. He had a generous heart and was so kind. I miss him so much.
Posted by Dulcie Betham on 19th November 2012
I thank God for giving me a wonderful father. He was such an honorable man full of integrity and love. He loved God and you knew it by his life. I remember when a teenager he wrote on a piece of paper how beautiful I was. I still have that piece of paper to this day. He was always there for me. I am proud to be his daughter.
Posted by Loretta Zortman on 19th November 2012
'I'll give you whatever your little heart desires' is what Pops told me one day when I was a little girl and asked if he could please take my bike down off the hooks in the garage. For some reason, those words always stuck with me. He was a kind and gentle man. Also very funny with a great sense of humor. He was awesome.
Posted by Wayne Betham on 19th November 2012
Hey Pop's I can't wait till I see you again. I have so much to tell you. I see you in the mirror every time i shave and see you in my hands when ever I do some work with tools. You are ever with me and I love you ever so much. Your son, Hector Wayne
Posted by Maureen Forster on 19th November 2012
I see him still, sitting by the fire or hooking his rugs. We couldn't have had a better father - gentle, firm, honorable. A spiritual leader. Looking forward to the grand reunion when the Lord returns. He always said he wanted "peace and quiet." May he rest in peace.
Posted by Maureen Forster on 20th April 2012
So often he is on our minds. I see him singing and playing the guitar or the banjo. Or the piano. After Mom died, he didn't want to play the piano any more as it made him miss her singing beside him. His faith in God was unshakable. His love for family was deep and abiding. He was truly "the best."
Posted by Jen Betham-Lang on 20th April 2012
Pops was an amazing man. He was strong, gentle, fun and one of the best friends I have ever had or could imagine knowing. I love him and think of him so often. I miss him when I want to tell him news that I know he would enjoy hearing. I love him and will yearn for his hugs until I feel them again.

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