Let the memory of Michelle be with us forever
  • 18 years old
  • Born on April 23, 1979 .
  • Passed away on May 16, 1997 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michelle Montoya 18 years old , born on April 23, 1979 and passed away on May 16, 1997. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Christian Lagge on 21st July 2018
Thinking of you Michelle. You are greatly missed.
Posted by Jeannie Chacon on 10th May 2018
I was talking about you today, to someone who too lost before graduation, so I wanted to see your beautiful face, I met you when you were about 2 or 3 years old. Your Mother Pam, is a dear friend of mine. Then I saw you have a birthday the day after mine, April 23, Me, April 22, Happy Birthday to you Angel Michelle...........I keep you and your family always in prayer and in my Heart. Forever a Friend Jeannie Chacon
Posted by Ruby Abram on 24th April 2018
This was a dark period in our lives when we heard about Michelle. I did not know her. But she attended Christian Brothers with my daughter for about a year. Krystal remembered her as beautiful, kindhearted and an all-around pleasant young woman. I’m 63 years old now and some things I don’t forget. This is one of those times. RIP little angel.
Posted by Angelique Thompson on 23rd April 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN MICHELLE I HOPE YOUR DANCING UP THERE WE WOULD HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING HER 39TH WASN'T TOGETHER I MISS YOU SO MUCH REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND
Posted by Angelique Thompson on 23rd April 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BEST FREINDS I HAD IN HIGHSCHOOL WE WOULD HAVE BEEN CELEBRATE ING OUR BIRTHDAY S TOGETHER LOVE YOU MY FREIND FOREVER IN MY HEART RIP SWEET FREIND LOVE ANGELIQUE THOMPSON
Posted by Viviana Garcia on 20th October 2017
I always remember you. I never knew you but we were the same age when this happened to you. You always happen to pop into my mind.
Posted by Brandy Lovins on 24th August 2017
I currently go to riolinda and am graduating this year ive read your story over and over you went to school with my older brother and you guys dated for a while his name was cliff he told me about u and how u died also u went to school with my brother robert but he went by bobby i was suprised when my brother mentioned you guys were dating at one point im so sorry for your familys loss my brother now isnt in good shape iether hes in and out of prison and everytime i bring u up he tells me a story and how he had this crush on you for some time im so sorry for your loss mrs pam
Posted by Ruby Abram on 24th April 2017
Forever in our hearts ♥️ The Abram family.
Posted by David Yee on 8th April 2017
20 years have passed and it seems like yesterday you were setting me up for a spike in gym class... and chasing down a bad pass even though you had no chance to save it... that smile on your face as you ran your butt off... and that giggle when I told you that were crazy... "I know..." you said. Just thought I'd leave a memory that I know whoever reads this will relate to and it will bring a smile to their face. Forever in our hearts...
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Billie Cornett on 7th June 2016
You are most definitely remembered . I was just telling my daughter about you
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Jason Heller on 20th October 2015
Never Forgotten and always remembered as a wonderful creation.
Posted 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...
Posted 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. ❤
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Amanda Cantrell on 16th May 2014
I miss you my friend!!!! Today is such a hard day...even 17 yrs later.
Posted 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.
Posted 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...
Posted 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.
Posted 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)
Posted 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!!!
Posted by Pam Schleeter on 23rd April 2014
Happy birthday my beautful Michelle momma miss you so much
Posted 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 (:
Posted 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'.
Posted 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
Posted by Kasey Wilcox on 16th May 2012
15 years... You have been missed every day!
Posted 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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