Vicky Lyn Montez

Warrenton resident, 55Vicky Lyn Montez, 55, of Warrenton, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Astoria.

Mrs. Montez was born May 2, 1948 in Astoria, to Ralph and Gertrude Goings Bryant.

She graduated from Warrenton High School and attended college in Longview, Wash. In 1967, she married Lewis Smith. They later divorced. On Dec. 1, 1981, she married Jesus Montez in Vancouver, Wash. He survives, living in Warrenton.

Mrs. Montez joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Longview, and was a member of that church in Astoria for 22 years, helping with preschool and kindergarten children, and serving as church secretary and editor of the church paper. Family members say Mrs. Montez worked at various jobs but was primarily a homemaker who loved her children. She enjoyed reading, game shows, video games, baking and arts and crafts.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Montez is survived by two daughters, Melody Barker of Milwaukie and Bernadene Murphey of Astoria; two sons, Lewis Smith of Warrenton and Raphael Montez of Hermiston; four grandchildren, Sarah Moberg of Astoria, Matthew Butterfield of McMinnville, and Michael and Anna Smith of Warrenton; and a sister, Thelma Hoover of Crooked River Ranch.

A memorial is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Astoria. Hughes-Ransom Mortuary & Crematory in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.


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