Celia Louisa Montoya, June 15, 1961- February 28, 2022, the daughter of Naval Air Warrant Officer Louis Antonio Montoya and of Reverend Evelyn Oliver Douziech. Celia was born at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. Celia’s early childhood was spent traveling with her military family to different states and overseas to Puerto Rico.
At the age of eleven became radically saved and began helping her mother Evelyn on trips to evangelize and teach the ‘braceros’, immigrant farm workers from Mexico. She loved to teach the little children.
Before she lost her voice Celia had a beautiful Soprano voice and played the guitar. She performed in several musical plays in High School, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘New York, New York’. After High School she worked for Wells Fargo Bank in San Jose, California for many years then she became the accountant for “Frys” grocery stores.
In 1979 she married Jeff Adams and five years later they had a son and called him Michael Travis, named after her brother who had died in missionary work in the Philippines.
In 1992 she had a son named Dylan Thomas Mendez, then later in 2002 a daughter name Isabel Lillian Suzanne Hobbs. She lived 15 miles away from the Saint Lick Observatory in San Jose, California for 19 years.
Celia moved to Glasgow, Montana in 2010. She received her CNA license and worked for Prairie Ridge Village for a number of years and then for Valley View home. Her last few years were spent doing Home care and Hospice.
She is preceded in death by her Father Louis A. Montoya, her son Dylan Mendez, her brother Michael R. Montoya. Grandparents Antonio and Erminia Montoya and Grandma and Grandpa Oliver, Uncles Antonio Montoya, Jose Montoya, Aunt Maria Montoya, Tio Simon and Tia Connie Montoya, Joe and Maria Montoya, Aunt Maria Wray, cousins Ramon Montoya, Maria Jimenez, Joe Montoya, Carman Wray Grandma.
Survived by her children, Michael Travis Adams, and Isabel Lillian Suzanne Hobbs-Montoya; grandson, Mason Adams; mother, Evelyn (Justin) Douziech; and numerous family members in California and Oregon.
Memorial Service will be at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow 12:00 p.m. Friday March 18, 2022. Condolences may be left online for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.