Former Tyler First Lady Passes Away

The City of Tyler lost a former Tyler first lady this week.

Rosalis Montgomery, the wife of former Tyler Mayor Bob Montgomery, died Thursday. Since moving to Tyler with her husband in 1946, Rosalis has been a fixture in the city. Survived by two sons, Rosalis was an accomplished writer with four book credits to her name. In hear earlier years, Rosalis worked in New York as a performer and writer.

An avid supporter of the arts, UT-Tyler even made a play in tribute of Rosalis Montgomery.