Lucia Rowland of Safford, passed away August 7, 2019 at her home with her family there at the age of 66. She was born on April 5, 1953 in El Paso, Texas to parents Rafael Montoya & Felipa Jurado Montoya with siblings Patsy, Ralph, Ramon, Mary, Jane & Joey.
Lucia was a practicing Jehovah's Witness and was blessed to have children JoAnn, Rebecca, Yvonne & Desereé.
Lucia was very spiritually minded and shared scriptural encouragement and hope to everyone she came in contact with. Lucia, or “Lou”, who most of her family and friends knew her by, loved her family very much as she would say “I love you mieces to pieces”.
She enjoyed shopping and her wigs. No matter where Lou was going, when she left the house, she always dressed for every occasion. She also enjoyed dancing, wearing her shades and taking long drives with her music as loud as possible.
Lucia will be missed by all of her family and friends. We await the day to see you in Paradise when fulfillment of Psalm 37:11 takes place which states “the meek will posses the earth, they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”
She is survived by her daughters JoAnn Andrews, Rebecca Gates & Yvonne Massa, her siblings Patsy Torrio, Ralph Montoya, Ramon Montoya, Mary Lillie, Jane Aguayo & Joey Montoya. Lucia is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren.
Lucia was preceded in death by her parents Rafael & Felipe Montoya and her daughter Desereé Howard.
Friends & family, there will be a memorial talk for Lucia on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 605 S. 14th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546.