Michelle Montoya
  • 18 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 23, 1979
  • Date of passing: May 16, 1997
Let the memory of Michelle be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michelle Montoya, 18, born on April 23, 1979 and passed away on May 16, 1997. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Annie Van Dyke on 12th October 2016

"This is a message to Michelle's family. I am the make up artist that did Michelle's make up for her senior portraits. I think of her often when I have other girls the same age. She was such a sweet happy girl. Pam was a proud elated mother. I've since become a mother myself and can't imagine the gravity of your loss. Good for you for fighting to get the laws changed. I pray for peace in your family and may you feel Michelle's presence and love with you daily."

This tribute was added by Annie Van Dyke on 12th October 2016

"This is a message to Michelle's family. I am the make up artist that did Michelle's make up for her senior portraits. I think of her often when I have other girls the same age. She was such a sweet happy girl. Pam was a proud elated mother. I've since become a mother myself and can't imagine the gravity of your loss. Good for you for fighting to get the laws changed. I pray for peace in your family and may you feel Michelle's presence and love with you daily."

This tribute was added by Brandy Lovins on 2nd September 2016

"Hey i dont know you but i previously go to the school you were murderd at and when i heard about the story it hit me real hard i cant imagine how your mother / family must have felt u were a very beautiful bright young lady loved by many im sorry you had to go out that way my condolences to your family"

This tribute was added by Billie Cornett on 7th June 2016

"You are most definitely remembered . I was just telling my daughter about you"

This tribute was added by Tina Fleming on 17th May 2016

"You will always be missed, and your story told and hopefully the memorial at the school is still in one piece. Peaceful thoughts to your family"

This tribute was added by Anjnjohn MortonCarey on 16th May 2016

"Remembering you today as I do often. You didn't die in vain, I make it a point to let everyone know your story and the dangers of strangers and my daughters schools hear about your story making sure they know who they are hiring. ❤️ Rest easy beautiful girl! Give my Heidi loves for me"

This tribute was added by Banook Rodarte on 15th May 2016

"I remember  hearing this sad story on the news.i lived in Sacramento when I heard about this sad story about the murder of Michelle Montoya. She is deeply missed by all"

This tribute was added by Ruby Abram on 14th May 2016

"To the family of Ms. Michelle Montoya,

Michelle and our daughter attended CB at the same time.  Your daughter was so beautiful and kind.  Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow.  Our deepest Sympathy.

Sincerely,
The Abram Family"

This tribute was added by Lynette Rodgers on 23rd April 2016

"Happy Birthday Michelle.  You are still in my heart.  If only I had got that position you would still be alive today....God Bless your family forever."

This tribute was added by Melissa Breech on 30th March 2016

"You are still thought of 19 years later, Michelle; how much things have changed since then. You are thought of often and I enjoyed being one of your classmates at Christian Brothers. RIP and sending love to you and your family. May your memory always live on. xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Allison Young on 27th February 2016

"Michelle-

I left Rio Linda at the end of my 7th grade year. I never got to meet you in person but many of my close friends knew you and still speak of you often. I think of you often and pray you are at rest."

This tribute was added by Lynette Rodgers on 8th February 2016

"I graduated from Rio Linda High School in 1977.  I think of you Michelle Montoya very often.  I am very close to Jesus Christ and there you are right next to him and that is reassuring to all the people that love and miss you. I see bright beautiful colors when I think of you Michelle.  God Bless you Pam you have been through so much and I wish this had never happened to you and your family.  Stay strong and know there are many of us in 2016 that still mourn your daughter even though we did not know her we feel her spirit and see her beauty through God. You are never alone she is right next to you........Always"

This tribute was added by Jason Heller on 20th October 2015

"Never Forgotten and always remembered as a wonderful creation."

This tribute was added by eddie gonzalez on 23rd April 2015

"Happy Birthday Tia to me U will always be My aunt/friend even if my mom didnt tell about me when she was pregnant with me at the time in your high school day rest in peace forever love you..."

This tribute was added by Lena Tereau on 23rd April 2015

"Happy Birthday to a beautiful angel in heaven. you are very much forever missed. I can't believe its been 18 years and it still feels like yesterday. ❤"

This tribute was added by Amanda Cantrell on 23rd April 2015

"Happy happy birthday to one of the most special people to ever walk through our lives. We miss you as we did 18 yrs ago, but embrace the memories and will love you forever."

This tribute was added by eddie gonzalez on 2nd February 2015

"Hi im a student currently at rio linda high school.. you knew my mother at the time you were going here i visit the memorial here on campus once in awhile i know if you were her you'd wanna meet me i believe my mother was some way she said you were a sis to you and that would make me a nephew cause she wanted to make me your nephew/ fairy godchild
its a lost i feel when i feel the way i do sadness lost empty i wish you were here i miss you i wish i knew you i was born 97 my mom was pregnant with me at that time i love you tia montoya your a miss to my heart love a friend/nephew---- Eddie"

This tribute was added by Martha Gomez on 17th May 2014

"Michelle, today has been 17 year's that your were called home. Only God knows why. Oh how I miss the day's when you would have all your friends over and Priscilla and I were there hanging out with you guy's and we thought we were so cool. Even with such a big age gap you were never too cool for us. You are still celebrated every year. There is a b-day party for your b-day every year. I have not kept in touch with Priscilla and your mom and dad as much as I'd like too. A few year's after you past my dad made us move to a whole different side of town and we just lost touch. I wish you were there to help us threw it at the time.  Priscilla and I cried and cried cause we weren't going to see each other much. She's grown to be a beautiful young lady and from what I see Chris turned out to be quite the gentleman. I'm sure you're looking down on them and I know your proud. I'm glad I found this page and am able to talk to you some how. Love you lot's!  Gone but never forgotten :). Love Martha."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Tatoole-Kahn on 16th May 2014

"17 years today.  You would be 35 years old.  I was 43 with a child attending Rio Linda High School in her Freshman year.  She is now 32 and I am 60.  It just seems like yesterday though when we lost you.  Some very important legal accomplishments came about directly related to your tragic death.....as I put on the bricks of your "Walkway of Peace" memorial, "Your sacrifice was not N vain".  You are so missed by so very many.  My husband and I will always have a special place in our hearts where we will always remember you and your family.  We left a beautiful rose on your memorial bench at the high school this morning in your memory.  Our best wishes go out to all your loved ones today and always.  Cynthia Tatoole-Kahn and John Kahn"

This tribute was added by Amanda Cantrell on 16th May 2014

"I miss you my friend!!!! Today is such a hard day...even 17 yrs later."

This tribute was added by elizabeth delahoussaye on 24th April 2014

"Michelle I didn't know you but when I was younger with Ms. Sandra I painted an angel for you that I keep with me to this very day and i am now 20 years old. thank you for always listening to my prays and watching over me.I didn't know you but I love you and know that you and you family will always have a special place in my heart."

This tribute was added by gina Williams on 24th April 2014

"This made me cry. I was reading some old letters you wrote me when i mived to Texas and the only one who did write me, well you said in the letter, Gina Williams lol in your dreams and thanks to you I am mrs. ERIC WILLIAMS FOR 14 years . I miss and love you beyond words..."

This tribute was added by Kasey Wilcox on 23rd April 2014

"Happy Birthday Friend!  I know I would have given you a crazy hard time about being 35.  Instead I wish you were here to celebrate it."

This tribute was added by Cilla S on 23rd April 2014

"Happy Birthday to my big sister, my role model, my angel and true definition of beautiful inside and out! I miss you like crazy and wish everyday that I was able to experience as an adult the strong bond we had when I was just a child. I am pretty sure we would of been the best of friends now. There is not a day that goes by that you do not cross my mind sis! Have a blast in heaven and party it up with Matt and Nick! and of Course all our other fallen angels... Until we meet again! I LOVE YOU! HBD! (Lil sis <3)"

This tribute was added by Amanda Cantrell on 23rd April 2014

"Some say that our memories may be trivial and may not even get how we even still laugh at them so many years later, but the times we shared will forever be remembered. From the times we spent singing in the S10 pickup to the time you tried letting air out tires. We shared the best times and you will forever be missed but stay forever in my heart!!!"

This tribute was added by Pam Schleeter on 23rd April 2014

"Happy birthday my beautful Michelle momma miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Karina Peña on 23rd December 2013

"I don't remember if I ever met Michelle  because she passed when i was 7but I was told that her grandparents live nearby and that my mom and my aunts knew who she was..I can't believe what happened to her..she was a good student and an exceptional human being (: R.I.P Michelle (:"

This tribute was added by Rhizza Lizza on 14th August 2012

"I did not know Michelle, but came across this story while looking at things that related to this lovely young lady.  We were born in the same year, and it's so sad to see a young person to rest way to soon.  My prayers to the family, and friends of this beautiful young lady, 'MICHELLE MONTOYA'."

This tribute was added by Pam Schleeter on 17th May 2012

"It has been 15 year and it seems like yesterday you were taken from me and a part of me went with you . Michelle you are forever missed and never forgotten by your family and your closes friends still remember you and all the fun you had with them Jason,Darcie and Amanda ,Nick ,Cisco they miss you"

This tribute was added by Kasey Wilcox on 16th May 2012

"15 years...  You have been missed every day!"

This tribute was added by Pam Schleeter on 9th February 2012

"Michell, you are greatly missed bye  all who new you and you are ferever in my heart life is so hard without u . loving you forever mom"


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