Paul R. Montville


(Sept. 5, 2003)

Dr. Paul R. Montville, clinical psychologist, died Friday, Sept. 5 in Cody after a five-month struggle with cancer.

The son of Lithuanian immigrants, Paul and Amelia Montville, he was born April 7, 1923, in New Britain, Conn. He was always proud of his Lithuanian heritage.

He attended Ohio University before being drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. From 1943 to 1946, he served as a Pharmacist Mate First Class at several naval hospitals and finally aboard ship, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

After his discharge, he returned to Ohio University where he completed Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in psychology. He married Jean Bradford in 1949, and they had two daughters, Kerry and Jennifer. The couple was later divorced.

He attended graduate school at the University of Ottawa in Canada where he received a Ph.D in clinical psychology. It was there that he met Marilyn Fenton. They were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1966.

The Montvilles moved to Cody in 1968 where he became director of the Park County Counseling Service. He served in that position until 1990 when he entered into private practice with his wife Marilyn.

An avid fly fisherman and snowmobiler, he was most at peace during trips with family and friends throughout the Yellowstone and Beartooth wilderness. Once a violinist, he maintained a life-long love of music.

A loving husband and proud father, he was known as a caring, compassionate man.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; children Kerry Montville, Jennifer Walsh, Paul Montville and wife Sandy and Christopher Montville; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today (Tuesday), Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cody. A memorial fund has been established, and contributions may be made to P.O. Box 746, Cody, WY 82414.