Jeannine Montgomerie, Ms. Colorado Senior America

Heather Gardens resident Jeannine Montgomerie was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America at the pageant April 23. In October, she will be sent to the national pageant in Atlantic City to compete for the title of Ms. Senior America.

She was one of four Heather Gardens residents who competed in the Colorado pageant.

Her superb singing voice and stage presence was a hit in the talent competition, where she sang “I Could Have Danced All Night.”

Jeannine Montgomerie, Ms. Colorado Senior America

The pageant provides women 60 and over a chance to display their inner beauty, talents and elegance. According to the New York Times, “…the Ms. Senior America Pageant caters…to those who have experienced life in all its joys and sorrows. They’re still kicking – and kicking high.”

She worked in the health care field for several decades, including 19 years as a registered nurse as well as 12 years in long-term care as a direct caregiver, director of nursing and regional nurse.

An active volunteer, she has done outreach ministry and prison ministry, and served as a hospice volunteer.

She currently is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and is president of the Heather Gardens Optimist Club. She is active in the Heather Gardens Frolics Club, where members encouraged her to compete in the pageant.