Jovelina Montero

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HILLIARD, OHIO — Dr. Jovelina Mozo Montero died March 11, 2018, in Hilliard.

She was born on Feb. 12, 1931 in Napindan, Taguig, Rizal, Philippines.

In 1972, she immigrated to the United States (West Virginia) with her spouse, Marianito Ruiz Montero, MD (deceased), and 10 children.

Jovelina completed medical school at Manila Central University, practiced pediatrics as a Philippine government employee and retired from Lakin State Hospital in West Virginia. She will be remembered for her commitment to the value of education, and her great appreciation for indulgence in, "all the good things in life," including seafood and, "extravagant," clothing and shoes.

Above all, "MaLina" cherished and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her survivors include ten children: Joy Montero, MA; Marlene Alley (Hugh, deceased); Jojo Strickler, DDS (Chuck); Marianita Wenzel (Tim); Don Pedro Montero, MD (Jeanette); Jocelyn Braden (Tim); Marianito Montero; Johanna Montero Mahal; Jessamine Montero-Michaels, D.Ed. (Rich); and Jomar Montero; 17 grandchildren: Jon (Jen) and David (Kendra) Alley and Miko Alley Gagai (Dennis); Niko and Kristo Strickler; Brijon Montero; Narisa, Jadon, Milan and Siena Montero; Jared and Drew McCaffrey, DMD, and Lakyn Montero; Marianito, MS, and Chaz Montero; Anna and Zach Montero-Colbert; and four great-grandchildren: Jackson and Lochlan Alley; Kyler Alley; and Halley Gagai.

Jovelina was predeceased by her parents, Marciano and Arsenia Mozo, and siblings: Aurora Mozo Ocol, Emeterio Esguerra Mozo, Ruperto Esguerra Mozo, and Camia Mozo Cinco.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Brendan The Navigator Catholic Church, 4475 Dublin Road in Hilliard, with entombment following at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio. Visitation will be one hour before Mass at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the, "Marianito and Jovelina Montero Endowed Scholarship Fund," St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad Street, Bexley, OH 43209 or visit, "Make a Gift." Arrangements completed by the Tidd Family Funeral Home, Hilliard, OH.

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Published in Point Pleasant Register from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2018