G. Gloria Montano, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and esteemed member of the community, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2023, in her hometown of Nogales, Arizona. She was born on February 6, 1945, in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Gloria led a remarkable life of dedication and strength. Her career began as a bookkeeper for Mickey Mouse in Nogales, Sonora, before she spent an incredible 25 years as a bookkeeper for Farmer's Best. Through her work and commitment to her craft, she left an indelible mark on the industry.
While her professional accomplishments were noteworthy, Gloria's true passion lay within her family. She was a devoted wife to her late husband Enrique Montano and a loving mother to her son Enrique A. Montano and daughters Ana L. Montano and Alma L. Montano de Guerra. Gloria also cherished her role as a grandmother to Adrian Valenzuela Montano, Lillian Valenzuela Montano, Jorge E. Guerra, Emilio A. Guerra, Enrique A. Montano III, Eduardo A. Montano, and Andrea M. Montano.
Gloria embraced life with an amazing personality that radiated warmth and confidence. Her empathy and compassion endeared her to all who knew her. With her quick wit and sarcastic humor, she could always bring a smile to everyone's face. Gloria took pride in her appearance and would often describe herself as looking "pretty" with great emphasis.
Outside of work and family life Gloria enjoyed several hobbies and interests that brought joy to her days. She found solace in tending to her beloved garden where she nurtured various plants with care and diligence. Reading the Bible gave her peace of mind and strengthened her faith. Additionally, Gloria had a passion for collecting perfumes and makeup which reflected not only her impeccable taste but also her attention to detail. Above all, she cherished the time spent raising her grandchildren and creating lasting memories with them.
Gloria had numerous accomplishments that filled her heart with pride. She was a trailblazer in the Nogales Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she tirelessly served as a dedicated member. Gloria's unwavering faith in God guided her through life's challenges and inspired those around her.
In the face of adversity, Gloria displayed extraordinary resilience. She overcame breast cancer 27 years ago, and her victory served as an inspiration to countless others. Gloria's courage and determination set an example for all to follow.
A visitation will take place on September 5, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Nogales, Arizona. A prayer service will follow at 1:00 PM in the same location. Finally, she will be laid to rest at Nogales City Cemetery during a burial ceremony at 3:30 PM.
Gloria Montano leaves behind cherished memories that will forever be treasured by all who knew and loved her. Her spirit of determination and compassion will continue to guide generations to come. May she find eternal peace in the arms of her Creator.
Gloria is survived by her children Enrique A. Montano, Ana L. Montano, Alma L. Montano de Guerra, Gloria L. Montano de Arianpour; sisters Francisca A. Lopez Gaxiola and Maria Eugenia Astorga; and her adoring grandchildren Adrian Valenzuela Montano, Lillian Valenzuela Montano, Jorge E. Guerra, Emilio A. Guerra, Enrique A. Montano III, Eduardo A. Montano, and Andrea M. Montano.
During this difficult time, let us come together as a community to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman who touched the hearts and souls of all those fortunate enough to know her. Gloria Montano will forever be remembered for her unwavering love, strength, and infectious laughter.