Gloria Montelongo, 60, of Rockdale died Friday, May 25, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Montelongo was born Nov. 2, 1957, in Amhurst to Louise and Antonia (Martinez) Tijerina.

She was a Rockdale resident for the past 31 years, having previously lived in Amarillo.

She married Chon Montelongo on July 8, 2000, in Amarillo.

Mrs. Montelongo enjoyed going to the beach, fishing and watching her children and grandchildren play football, baseball and softball.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise and Antonia Tijerina; and two sisters, Brenda M. Tijerina and Diana H. Tijerina.

Survivors are her husband, Chon Montelongo of Rockdale; five sons, Alonzo Montelongo and wife Jennifer of Rock-dale, Jimmy Jones and Dallas Jones both of Fort Worth, Robert Jimenez and wife Claudia of Grand Prairie, and Ricky Guzman of Amarillo; a daughter, Mary Garcia of Lubbock; her stepsons, Anthony Montelongo and wife Connie of Amarillo, Ricky Montelongo and wife Laura of Giddings, Steven Montelongo of Amarillo, Chon Montelongo and wife Jennifer, and Lupe Montelongo and wife Linda, all of Rockdale; three brothers, Ralph Tijerina and Luis Tejerina, both of Amarillo, Jerry Tijerina and wife Darlean of Grandbury; and two sisters, Becky Murgua and husband Rudy of Amarillo, Margaret Vallejo and husband Juan of Amarillo; also, 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Rockdale Reporter

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