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Gerri M. Cates

1964 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Gerri M. Cates Obituary

Gerri M. Cates, loving mother, wife, daughter, and caring friend to many passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in her home in Alamogordo, N.M. She was born on June 18, 1964 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Phil and Dolores Montoya.

Gerri enjoyed her 17 years of teaching at Academy Del Sol and Mountain View Middle School. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson Ari and pets Chili and Jojo. She had a passion for fishing, music and helping others. She loved all of her students and hoped to have made an impact in their lives.

She is survived by her son, Brennon Cates and wife Cashmere of Odessa, Texas; grandson, Ari Cates; father, Phil Montoya of Albuquerque; brother, Paul Montoya of Albuquerque; mother-in-law, Jackie Koscak and husband Mike of Cloudcroft; sister-in-law, Julia Curry; and husband, Jason of Alamogordo.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glennon Cates; Mother Dolores Sloan.

Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m., Monday Dec. 21, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will follow at 10 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Inurnment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.

The Cates family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 20, 2015 to Jan. 19, 2016
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