Montez was born Aug. 4, 1934 in Lyman, Utah, the fourth of seven children to Voyle E. Sorenson and Lillie M. Sorenson. She had one brother and five sisters.
Oh, how she loved her family.
She married the love of her life and soul mate, Rodney (Ron) Steele July 17, 1953 in Loa, Utah and they recently celebrated their 64-year anniversary. Montez was known for her kindness and compassionate service, often bringing meals to many of her friends and neighbors. She was a peacekeeper, cosmetologist, artist and quilter. She loved to dance, fish, and travel; she was always up for a new adventure. Montez was a sports fan, and loved to watch her kids and grandkids excel in all of their achievements.
She kept a beautiful home, yard and garden. She was especially known for her rolls and cinnamon rolls. Montez was a friend to everyone she met. Her family was her life and greatest accomplishment. She loved to nurture her grand and great-grandchildren; she could never pass any baby without stopping and interacting with them.
Montez is survived by her loving husband, Ron, her five children: Jeanie Robinson (Eric), Mike Steele (Janet), Julie Ing (Wes), Pam Lopez (Rick) and Jeff Steele (Michelle), as well as 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four of her beloved sisters, DeOna, RaNae, Joyce and GaeLynn. Her parents, one brother, Merwin, and one sister, Arda Mae, preceded her in death.
Oh, what a wonderful reunion they must be having.
Funeral services will be held at the Moab LDS Stake Center at 701 Locust Lane Saturday Oct. 28 at 11 a.m., with a viewing Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary. There will be a viewing one hour prior to her service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Moab Regional Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Grand County Hospice for their loving care of our sweet mother. We would also like to thank everyone that provided food, flowers, and prayers during this most difficult time.
You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com.