San Diego, Tx – Maria H. “Minnie” Montemayor 87 years of age passed away on Tuesday July 4, 2023. She was born on a snowy day in the community of Santo Nino on January 1, 1936, to Juan D. Lopez and Guadalupe Lopez. She grew up in the community of San Jose, Tx and attended school in San Diego, Tx where she graduated in 1953. Minnie then moved to Corpus Christi after graduation where she attended secretarial school, after which she worked for Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Minnie returned to San Diego and married the love of her life Carlos J. Montemayor on August 25, 1957. Together they raised three children, had seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Minnie worked for the SDISD for over 25 years as a secretary for the special education department. She retired in June of 1997. Minnie was an excellent baker, could sew a beautiful dress, was a voracious reader, and enjoyed a good trip to the casino every now and then. She was a proud catholic daughter, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 66 years Carlos J. Montemayor, her parents; Juan D. Lopez and Guadalupe Lopez, and her daughter Anna Liza Waldrop. She is survived by her children Carlos R. Montemayor of San Diego, Tx, and Arnoldo “Arnie” (Tina) Montemayor of Austin, Tx, two brothers; Arnoldo “Nono” (Ruth) Lopez of Chicago, Juan D. “Sonney” (Cynthia) Lopez of College Station, Tx, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thank you to her caretaker Martha Flores for all the love and kindness she showed the last three years to Chale and Minnie. Family does not always have to be loved by blood. We love you Nana, and we will miss you always.
Visitations will begin on Tuesday July 11, 2023, at 8:00AM with a Rosary to be recited at 10:00AM at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel – San Diego, Tx. Funeral Mass will follow and be held at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church at 11:30AM. Burial San Diego Cemetery #2.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
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