Helen Louise Montoya
1949 - 2020
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October 11, 1949 December 21, 2020
Helen Louise Montoya a native of Colorado Springs passed away on December 21, 2020 from complications from her fight with Leukemia. Born October 11, 1949 and graduated from Wasson High School. She is survived by her husband, Max Montoya and children. Son Paul Archuleta and Son-in-Law Craig Dunaway from CA, and daughter Tracie Montoya of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death were her mother Hazel Shackelford and her brother Charles Shackelford. Donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Foundation or the Pikes Peak Hospice. In lieu of flowers as these people were angels on earth to her the last year.

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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 7, 2021
I had the great pleasure of being Helen Louise Montoya’s nephew down here on earth for 57 years. She was only 14 when I was born, needless to say she always had my back as I did hers. I will miss the shenanigans that we played on each other, but mostly I will miss her smile and hugs and occasionally getting punched in the arm. She taught me how to drive a stick shift truck and Max’s poor truck Columbus was never the same. Helen and Max were at every little league game I ever had and every horse parade my wife and I ever rode in. If there was a project going on at any of our families house we were all there, because that’s how families roll. When I got married to my wife, I think Helen and my wife liked each other better then they liked me, I always thought that was awesome the way my wife and daughter were immediately welcomed into the family.
I would imagine that my Dad and brother were at the pearly gates waiting on her and are now showing her the ropes.
I eagerly wait the day when they all are there showing me the ropes.
Vaya Con Dios my sweet Auntie.
See you again.
Danny and Mary Shackelford.
Dan Shackelford
January 5, 2021
Helen, we will certainly miss you and your adorable laugh. I want you to know that I love you so much, you loved my brother Max unconditionally, gave birth to two beautiful children. Until we meet again in Heaven know that you are missed but never forgotten.
Georgia Herbaugh
January 4, 2021
Max, Tracie & Paul
So very, very sorry that Helen is gone but glad that she is no longer in pain. Such a great person you were as a Wife, Mom, Aunt & Friend. I know how much you missed Charles & know your with him again. Always you will be in our hearts & always remembered as such a great friend. Much love to all & Helen rest in peace.
Brucellia Bennett
January 4, 2021
Thinking of all of you at this time, Helen was a sweet lady who will always be missed.
Kamille Hockman
January 3, 2021
Dear Max,
Helen was a lovely person. I'm glad I got to spend time with both of you. I hope your good memories can sustain you in your grief.
Linda Andersen Jessen
January 3, 2021
She was a very sweet lady who enjoyed life and having fun. She loved her family, & I am proud to be her cousin ! I love you and will miss you !!
Jack Shackelford
January 3, 2021
I miss you everyday but I also know your in a better place surrounded by tons of family. I love you so so much and can't wait to see you again one day again. ❤
Tracie Montoya
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