May 10, 1956 – April 28, 2022 Montoya, Sister Rosemarie, C.S.J. age 65, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at St. John of God Retirement in Los Angeles, CA. Born May 10, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since August 14, 1979. Sister Rosemarie’s family with its eight children described her as solid, steady, and industrious.
Her early years in ministry was in elementary education. In 1991, she was missioned to Hawaii, where she taught for 24 years. She loved her students, and they loved her in return. Her straight-forward manner and strength of character helped her to accomplish whatever she set out to do, and to do it to the very best of her ability. Loyalty and devotion to family were always important to her. She left behind many long-time friends and close relationships in community from her years in Hawaii.
She is survived by her brothers Carlos Montoya, Mark Montoya, Thomas Montoya and Greg Montoya and her sisters Lillian Montoya, Susan Villanuena and Bernice Montoya.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022, on ZOOM at 2 PM and Interment will be Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 10 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery. If you wish to receive the link to the ZOOM please email [email protected] Donations in memory of Sister Rosemarie Montoya may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Please visit the mortuary’s website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, and share memories.

Published by Los Angeles Times on May 13, 2022.