ROSA ALEJANDRA LILA MONTES MONTES (ABU) VICTORIA - Lila was born October 6, 1925 in Ciales, Puerto Rico and died September 22, 2019 in Victoria, Texas. She was the third child of nine children born to her parents Juanita Cardona and Jose Antonio Montes. She lived her childhood in Ciales, a small town in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. There she met and married her husband of 57 years, Diego L. Montes, who preceded her in death in the summer of 2003. Lila is survived by three siblings, Alma Montes, Hugo Montes, and Mary Montes; her daughter, Marisol Montes Ortiz and son-in-law, Silvestre A. Ortiz; and her beloved grandson, Silvestre D. Ortiz (Ucho). Lila will be remembered by her warm smile and infectious laugh. She loved to sing and listen to old songs. Her favorite songs were Spanish golden oldies. Lila loved children, and would have had many, but, unfortunately, only had one. She loved to cook, sew, bake and work in her garden. When she wasn't planting flowers she was reading a good book while drinking her coffee, or, on many occasions, a glass of wine. Most of all she loved her family, and of all her family members. She enjoyed her grandson, Ucho, the most. She will be missed particularly by her daughter, Marisol, who seems quite lost without her. Her family would like to thank the staff at Twin Pines North for the care they provided over the last four years of her life. A special thank you to Dr. Juan Llompart and Dr. Veronica Guel Valdivia for their loving care. Thank you also to Dr. Felix Regueira for being there during her last rites. Memorial Services will begin at 9:30 am with a Rosary on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:00 am. Share memories with the family at

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