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Jenness N. Montoya

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Jenness N. Montoya Obituary
Jenness N. Montoya, 67, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Alamogordo. Jo was born July 9, 1945, in Central Lake, Mich., to Edward and Gretchen Weisler. She moved with her family to New Mexico in June 1953.
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in computer technology and business from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She worked as an IT tech for the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Mescalero Apache School.
She was married to Wendell J. Wilson from 1969 to 1987 and had three children. She married Alfred Montoya on Sept. 4, 1999.
Jo is survived by her husband of 12 years, Alfred, of Tularosa; three children, F. Adam Wilson and wife, Jennifer, of San Antonio, Texas, A. Dawn Wilson-Earp, of Midland, Texas, E. James Wilson, of Marysville, Ohio, and Fleta Shendo and husband, Sammy Sr., of Mescalero; three brothers, Douglas Weisler and wife, Wanda, of Central Lake, Pete Weisler and Janet Noack, of Lovington, and Crayton Weisler and wife, Sharon, of Lovington; sisters Georgiena Smith and husband, Dean, and Glenda Gilbert, all of Lovington, and Winnie Marion and husband, Gene, of Tularosa; numerous nephews and nieces; one special niece, Monica King, of Rio Rancho; brother-in-law Ernest Montoya and wife, Pauline, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and sister-in-law Sylvia Salas, of Tularosa.
She was known as "Granny Jo" to Hannah and Cade Wilson, of San Antonio, Texas; Braeden Earp, of Midland; Ethan and Caleb Wilson, of Marysville; Sammy Jr. and Olivia Shendo, of Mescalero; and Hannah and Tyler King, of Rio Rancho.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Gretchen Weisler; grandchild Phelan Earp; and nephews Tim Spence and Ty Fitzgerald.
Jo was a member of the Tularosa Community Church, where her memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the food pantry at the Tularosa Community Church or a .
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of PCS to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 18 to Aug. 17, 2012
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