Warren LeDoux Montgomery
May 25, 1955 - November 10, 2023
Warren LeDoux Montgomery, District Attorney of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, passed on November 10th, 2023, at the age of 68. He was born May 25th, 1955, to Levere Cooley Montgomery Jr. and his wife, Anne Warren. He was the third of six children. Warren attended Jesuit High School of New Orleans where he was heavily involved in Young Life ministries, which was an impactful part of his personal and faith journey. He remained involved through his college years. He attended college at LSU in Baton Rouge where he graduated with a degree in Economics followed by a Law Degree from LSU Law School. During his time in school, Warren explored Mexico and France, where he learned to speak fluent French and Spanish and developed a deep love for travel.
Warren went on to work with the Reagan Campaign, staying in Washington D.C. for several years until he returned home to New Orleans to take a position as an Assistant US Attorney under John Volz. He met Valarie Hatfield through a Christian fellowship group, and they were married on March 2, 1985. They lived in New Orleans where they formed deep friendships with a community of believers who have remained some of their dearest friends through the years. Warren then took a position as the district representative for Bob Livingston. Following this, Warren served as Vice-President of the ICEE Corporation for many years. During this time he expanded the company and moved his family to Puerto Rico where they experienced many wonderful adventures. Upon moving back to Louisiana in 2001, Warren returned to the practice of law as a public and private Defense Attorney. He often took cases where the defendants spoke only in Spanish.
After a great deal of consideration and prayer, he decided to run for District Attorney of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes in 2014, winning in a runoff. He spent the next 9 years of his life serving the public, working hard to reform the DA’s office and restore the community’s confidence in its leadership. Warren worked tirelessly with countless others to make St. Tammany and Washington Parishes safe and beautiful for future generations.
He participated in many local and state organizations throughout his adult life, including as a long-term member of the Sugar Bowl Committee, Chairman of the Pastoral Council of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Board Member of the Team 5:18 Prison Ministry, Northshore Chairman of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Young Presidents Organization, and as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Since 2015, Warren served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association. In 2020 he was chosen to serve on the Louisiana Governor’s Drug Policy Board.
Warren and Valarie raised four children and later adopted their fifth to complete their family. They traveled the world together, and enjoyed countless memorable trips. He and Valarie invested a lot of time in family. Throughout his career, he never forgot what is truly important in life: faith, and family. He loved and lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Valarie, and his five children- Daniel and wife Richelle, Alison, Jennifer, Kirstie, and Elijah. He is also survived by three grandchildren, his father, Levere Jr., his brother Levere III, and sisters Leanne, Margaret “Margee”, Kären, and Elizabeth “Beth”. We are certain he was greeted by a huge welcoming party, including his mother, Anne, in true Louisiana style in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Montgomery may be made to Hope House Children’s Advocacy Center, 223 W. 28th Ave, Covington, LA 70433, and online at www.cachopehouse.org, or St. Joseph Abbey Seminary College, 75376 River Road, Saint Benedict, LA 70457 and online at www.saintjosephabbey.com\donate.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 1:00 PM with visitation at church on Monday beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment in St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery will be private.
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.