Thereda Montoya

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  • "Rey, you're a inspiration to us all. The love you showed..."
    - Don and irene Montoya
  • "Dear Ray, Herb and I are so sorry for your loss. We send..."
    - Herb& Vickie Schmidt
  • "Cousin Rey , I am so sorry for your loss of your special..."
  • "Auntie terri. May you rest in peace. I will always remember..."
    - Rick Jojola
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Thereda (Terri) Latrell Montoya



Terri started her adventure on January 2, 1949 in Brunswick, GA. She joined her siblings, Warren, May, Nell, Alonzo, Howard (Peanut), Pete, Bonnie (Yvonne Lille), Wayne, and Laura. They grew up together in Florida. She gave life to four amazing children, Tina, Wendy, Kimberly and Brian. She later moved to Las Vegas where she met and married the love of her life, her "Rey of sunshine," Rey Montoya. On June 14, 1987 he became her husband and a loving and patient father to her children. Terri and Rey lived in Las Vegas where she was a blackjack dealer and later became a pit boss. Her adventures with Rey continued with travels all over the country and eventually settling down not in one place but two, a house in Virginia and one in Albuquerque. She and Rey were always the first on the dance floor and the last to bed. Our lives will never be the same without her.

She began her new adventure in the early morning of February 5, 2018. She was surrounded by her children and her "Rey of Sunshine." She will be greatly missed by those left behind.

She is survived by her husband, Rey; her daughters, Kim and Wendy; her son, Brian; Bernard Montoya of Orlando; Bernice and Mel Archuleta of Albuquerque; Marcy and Bill Espinoza of Salt Lake City; Don and Irene Montoya of Albuquerque; Lynda and Cortland Dusseau of Alabama; her brother, Wayne and Charlene Britt of Utah; her sister, Laura of Florida; all of her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; wonderful nieces and nephews; and friends that turned into family. She is survived by so many special people who have touched her life and whose lives she has touched.

She is being cremated and laid to rest in the veterans' cemetery in Santa Fe where she will wait for her "Rey of Sunshine." We would like to say a special thank you to Kindred at Home with the special nurses and caregivers that offered so much compassion and love in her time of need.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 8, 2018