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Dr. Glen Norman Montz passed away peacefully at 2 am, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Clarity Hospice at The Crossing, and was surrounded by his loving family. He was 75. Born May 25, 1941, he was raised in New Sarpy, Louisiana. He attended Norco Elementary and graduated from Destrehan High School in 1959. He started Southeastern Louisiana College the same year, graduated in 1963, and then started student-teaching at Chalmette High School. He returned to SLC where he received his Master's Degree in Botany in 1966 and then obtained his PhD in Botany in 1970 from LSU. He taught Botany at UNO and in July 1971 he began his career as a Technical Publications Writer at the Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. In May 1972, he became a Botanist, and also served as Supervisory Botanist, Biologist and then as Environmental Resources Specialist under the Aquatic Growth Division, the position from which he retired after 25 years. During his career, he was always available to assist in identifying plant species, for which he could immediately supply both the scientific and common names and always worked diligently to ensure the navigation channels in coastal Louisiana were maintained free of aquatic vegetation. His employment is not only distinguished with the Federal Government but his scientific publications are recognized and respected throughout the State of Louisiana, especially with the higher education community. Son of the late Guy Norman Montz and Alma Gertrude Babin and brother of the late Janet Montz Brassette. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joanna D. Montz, two children, Jason C. Montz and Jennifer Adele Hailes, her husband Paul B. Hailes, granddaughter Ava Abigail Burchfield, lifelong friend, Mr. Gary Parks, brother in-law Billy Brassette Sr. and his children Desiree and Billy Brassette, sister-in-law Jan Sylvester and her husband Dr. James Sylvester and many other cousins, aunts and uncles. Memorial service will be held at Seale Funeral Home Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm at 1720 S. Range Ave. in Denham Springs. He will be greatly missed

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