Pamela K. Montoya

Pamela K. Montoya

RICHLAND, Wash. - Pamela K. Montoya, 53, of Irrigon died Friday, June 19, 2009, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. A celebration of life gathering will be held Thursday, July 9 at the Irrigon Marina.

Ms. Montoya was born May 22, 1956, in Lincoln, Neb., to Wesley and Paula Megee Gillam.

She was raised in Bend, graduating from Bend High School in the Class of 1974. She continued to live in Bend until moving to Irrigon in 1996, where she has lived since.

Survivors include her longtime companion, Michael Swope of Irrigon; sons Joe Swope of Irrigon and Christopher Swope of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters Kathie Taylor of Umatilla and Heidi Trivitte of Eugene; sister Barbra Townsend of Prineville; brother Wesley "Paul" Gillam of Lincoln City; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.


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