BOISE, Idaho - Carol Ann Montenegro, 55, of Grand View, Idaho, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Boise, Idaho, after a ten-year battle with cancer. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 30. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.
Mrs. Montenegro was born Dec. 31, 1953, in Prairie City to Leo and Avis Pankey. She married Isaac D. Garcia in 1975; they had two sons. She later met and fell in love with Jesus Jose Montenegro while playing Bingo in Hermiston. They married in 1999, and he cared for her during her long illness.
Survivors include sons Isaac Garcia of Caldwell, Idaho, and Thomas Garcia of Jerome, Idaho; sisters Beverly Follett of Meridian, Idaho, and Bonnie Limburger of North Pole, Alaska; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, oldest brother Arthur Pankey, and twin siblings Leo "Bub" Pankey and Pearl Padgett.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston.