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Virginia Montoya

October 19, 1941 — November 24, 2023

Virginia Montoya

Virginia (Ginnie) Mae Montoya, 82, went home to be with Jesus on November 24, 2023, after a
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She left this world surrounded by her husband and daughters.

Ginnie was born to Bowen and Dorothy (Leonard) Finfrock on October 19, 1941, in Bloomington, Illinois. She grew
up in Chicago with her four brothers and twin sister and was a 1959 graduate of Harper High.

She held various jobs in the Chicago area before moving to California. In 1990 Ginnie moved from Chicago, Illinois
to Quartz Hill, California to be with her twin sister Georgia, who was battling breast cancer. She was employed
with the Antelope Valley Union High School District and worked at Quartz Hill H.S. and Lancaster H.S. in the
Guidance Office, where she made several longtime friends. Ginnie remained in California after Georgia passed
away and continued to establish a life in sunny California. She worked as a medical biller and eventually created
her own successful medical billing company.

Ginnie loved bowling and eventually joined a bowling league. It was there that she met the love of her life, Richard, who also had a passion for bowling. It was a match truly made in heaven. They married a year later, on December 30, 1995.

Ginnie and Richard made many trips to Las Vegas to celebrate birthdays and holidays with family. Although it was also an excuse to test her luck on penny slots or bingo.

Ginnie was a dedicated, supportive mother, a doting grandmother, the family cheerleader, and our biggest
supporter. She LOVED pictures and was the family photographer, always ready with her camera to seize the
moment. She cherished every memory and was determined to capture it whether you were ready or not. She was
the glue that kept our family connected.

Ginnie faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity and made an impact on many lives. She will
always be remembered for her loving, honest and compassionate heart. Throughout her life she held an
unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. She was a kind, caring and giving
person who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a source of inspiration to us all and will be
forever missed by those whose lives she touched. She was our rock, the hole left by her absence is impossible to

Ginnie was an active member of The Road Church in Quartz Hill and volunteered in various activities including the
nursery, as well as packaging and delivering meals to Mayflower Gardens.

Ginnie is reunited in heaven with her parents Bowen and Dorothy (Leonard) Finfrock, twin sister Georgia (Finfrock)
Rossiter, brother Charles (Chuck) Finfrock, nephew Steven Rossiter, sisters-in-law Jan Finfrock and Mary Lou (Lulu)
Montoya, mother-in-law Josephine Montoya, brother-in-law John Montoya.

Ginnie is survived by her loving husband, Richard Montoya; daughters, Mary Wileman (Randy), Tina Wilczynski
(Tom); grandchildren, Bowen Wileman, Caitlyn Wileman, Mackenzie Wilczynski and Spencer Wilczynski; brothers,
Dale Finfrock, Jim Finfrock and Henry Finfrock (Peggy); sisters-in-law, Kandi Finfrock and Marjie Montoya; brothers-
in-law, James Rossiter, Tom Montoya, and Chris Montoya. As well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at The Road Church, 5837 Columbia Way, Quartz Hill, CA 93536 on January 13,
2024, at 11:00 AM. We invite anyone who knew her to attend and remember her wonderful life. For those unable
to make it, the service will be livestreamed. Cards may be sent to Richard Montoya.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in memory of Ginnie Montoya to: The Road Church, 5837 Columbia
Way, Quartz Hill, Ca. 93536

Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations, Lancaster, CA is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for the guidance and care by Kaiser Hospice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia Montoya, please visit our flower store.

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