Leticia Isela Montgomery

May 17, 1960December 28, 2020

Leticia Isela (Medina) Montgomery passed away on December 28,2020 at the age of 60 after bravely fighting cancer for nearly 4 years. At the beginning, doctors gave her very little hope and about 6 month life expectancy. She proved them wrong and fought up to her last breath. She was born in San Jose, the 4th of 5 children of Salvador & Carolina Medina ( both deceased). The family moved from Santa Clara to San Jose in 1964, where she graduated in 1978 from Yerba Buena HS. She went to work at National Semi Conductor, where through a friend she met her beloved husband Robert Montgomery. They were married August 30, 1980 and due to Covid restrictions quietly celebrated their 40th anniversary. The couple had 2 sons, Bobby & Michael. They moved to Sacramento and started a successful business, Golden State Door Inc. They retired last September after 26 years. Our family has lost a beautiful wife, sister, mother & aunt but Heaven has gained another sweet Angel. She was so loved & will be deeply missed. She is survived by her husband, Robert, sons Bobby & Michael, siblings Jaime (Bonnie) Sylvia Clark (Dave) Rebecca Tamariz (Carlos) and Manuel along with many nieces and nephews. Due to Covid restrictions there will be a small private family service.


19 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Clare Church

725 Washington St
Santa Clara, CA 95050

19 January

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

490 Lincoln St
Santa Clara, CA 95050


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Jim Medina

January 17, 2021

This seems like a bad dream. My beautiful sister is gone. We don’t know what God’s plan is for each of us but we don’t understand why he took you so soon. Maybe because you took care of mom & dad for so long, they wanted to take care of you. They are proudly showing you all around heavens beautiful sites. You are forever in our hearts and I know that you are in a good place. We know that because you were not afraid of leaving us. You were lifting your arms hearing the music while we were with you, giving all of us comfort. We will be together again, love you sister!

Melissa Hunter-Noori

January 14, 2021

It's hard to find the right words to say goodbye. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful Aunt and Godmother. I think back to my childhood and I have such great memories thanks to you and Nino; Pool parties, 4th of July fireworks in the street and more. Your house was so full of fun and love. I remember the game we used to always play at birthday parties scooping cotton balls while blindfolded. I can picture you smiling and laughing as us kids made a fool of ourselves trying to get those cotton balls back in the bowl. You made the best pancakes and eggs!
As an adult, I am in awe of your strength. Running a business is no joke. You and Nino ran a business, raised kids, and stayed in a loving & successful marriage. I am living that life now and I look to you and Nino as my role models. The love you both share will always be an inspiration to me.
I still can't believe you are gone. The last time we talked, I had no idea it would be the last time I would hear your voice. You said you were scared and you were fighting. I'm at peace knowing that you are no longer scared and are able to rest from the fight with my Grandparents. The kids are devastated and often talk of you. John shared that you were one of his favorites to see at holiday get togethers. We will miss you, but we will live everyday for you. Love you Nina.
As Grandma would say - sleep with the little angels <3

Diana Hanson

January 14, 2021

Dear Letty,
I got to know you through working at a similar industry. We had long talks of the do’s & don’t and our friendship grew. The cancer took over your body but not your kind spirit. We had nice talks along the journey and my prayers were always for your recovery. You are home in Heaven and your memories will remain in my heart.
Bob, your beloved husband, may God wrap His arms of love around you & your family, give you comfort & peace. Love Diana

Vanessa E. Tamariz

January 14, 2021

Dear Leticia, I know you are home in Heaven with God. I have asked God to watch over you and uplift you with his love so you can feel wonderful and happy in your new home. I’m glad I was able to help you in your spiritual path and I’m thankful for our friendship on earth. I’m going to miss you! I know for sure I now have a friend in Heaven.

Sylvia Hunter

January 10, 2021

My dear sis, As I write down my thoughts, I am deeply saddened. I am still not believing you will no longer be present.
There were 7 years between us and at times you were my annoying little sister. You would borrow my clothes and enjoyed driving my Firebird. I would be annoyed with you, but deep down I enjoyed seeing you looking so good. You had my heart as soon as you were born.
I am sorry you had to fight for your life these last 3 years. Cancer is not kind and life is sometimes not fair.
I will miss our conversations & reminiscing about what Mom would say and we would laugh. I will miss your macaroni one makes it as good as you! Most of all I will miss the Whole You. We will continue thinking about you and fill in the blanks with what your response would be and it would bring a smile to our face.
The fact that you are no longer here will always cause me pain.
I love you my sister Letty.......What a blessing it is to call you mine.
May you Rest in Peace. Love , Sylvia

Dan and Monica Canchola

January 9, 2021

Dear Letty’s Family,
We send our heartfelt condolences to you on your loss, Letty was a beautiful woman with a kind, bright spirit and will be greatly missed. My all of your wonderful memories comfort you during the difficult days ahead. Letty and all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love to all,
Dan & Monica Canchola

Rebecca Tamariz

January 8, 2021

I can't believe I have to write this to you here. It hurts so much to not have you here, I can't find the words to describe how much you are missed. I never wanted to think that this day would come. I am amazed by your bravery and strength. Thank you for fighting so hard, so that we could have you longer with us.
I miss our daily texts about anything from what we saw on tv, what to make for dinner, or our favorite, Giants baseball. I'll also miss our times shopping, or going out to dinner and having a glass or two of sangria. I will hold those memories in my heart forever.
It gives me peace to know that you are no longer in any pain. You are with mom and dad, watching over us. God bless you sissy. I will keep you in my heart forever.
I love you sissy! Becky

Lori Hernandez

January 7, 2021

God bless you Letty in heaven. Thank you for always being so kind to Art and I and our children. We love you and Robert and I’m so grateful to have known you. Your beautiful inside and out. God bless Robert and your sons. Love, Lori, Art, Lily and Archer

BaoThy Ching

January 7, 2021

To my dearest beautiful friend Letty,
We have shared a lot of amazing heart felt talks,we laughed,cried,and had amazing hugs,always expressing our love for each other.
I am so truly blessed to have met you and created a quality friendship bond. I will never forget your laughter,smile,and good spirits always.
Was looking forward to our next adventure to together.
Thank you for being such a wonderful blessing in my life.You will always have a place in my heart.
Love ❤️

Bonnie Medina

January 6, 2021

It’s so surreal. It’s like a nightmare. You were the bravest person I have ever known. You were my sister in law but more my friend. I cannot even begin to imagine after this really sets in. I will miss our phone calls on my way home, sharing new recipes and just everyday stuff. You knew how scary my blood draws were every time and always would say, it will be good. I will miss you SO much but have a ton of memories to keep you with me. Until we meet again, sissy💔💔💔