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Mary Ochoa-Montez (Ybarra)

October 13, 1953 — September 21, 2023

Mary Ochoa-Montez, 69, died Thursday, September 21, 2023 at her Montrose home with her husband by her side.

Mary was born on October 13, 1953, in Lockhart, TX, to Faustino and Guadalupe Ybarra. She is one of seven siblings.  Mary married her high school sweetheart, Mike Ochoa, on August 18, 1973. They were blessed with three children, Marlowe, Michael David, and Marcie. They shared thirty-four years together before Mike lost his battle with Cancer.

Determined to accomplish her dream career of being a nurse, Mary went back to school in her early forty’s. She accomplished that dream and graduated from Victoria College with a Nursing degree in 2000. She spent most of her nursing years at St. David’s Hospital in Austin, TX.

Mary was blessed to find love again with her second husband, Robert Montez. They were married on September 3, 2011 and shared twelve years together before her passing.

Mary loved fishing, gardening, crocheting and four wheeling through the mountains. Her biggest love of all was being a grandmother. Her grandchildren were her world and she loved to spoil them.

Mary is survived by her children, Marlowe & Jamie Savannah, Michael David & Alexis Ochoa, and Marcie & Rueben Gamez, her grandchildren, Viktor, Celeste, Lily, Xavier, Trey, Zaiden, Aly, Elle, and Penelope, her great grandchildren Nevaeh, Camila, Xoe, Makayla and Manuel, and her four siblings.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Mike, her sister Cynthia, her brother Michael and her parents Faustino and Guadalupe.

Mary had an intoxicating boisterous laugh and a smile that lit up any room. She was loved by everyone. A mom to many, her legacy will live on in all the lives she touched and poured into.

In lieu of flowers, Mary requested donations to be made to Hope West Hospice center, Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is assisting the family.



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