passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday March 17th.
She was born in 1945 to Ashby and Wilda Getz.
Nancy was the first of three children to Ashby and
Diane Getz Zutman and Kathleen Getz Donaldson are her
Nancy married Emil Lanny Montero in 1965 and they had
David William Montero was born on August 22nd, 1966.
Michael Emil Montero was born on March 17th, 1970.
After Nancy and Lanny’s divorce in 1978, she packed
up the boys and moved to Stayton Oregon, to be closer to her
worked numerous jobs to support the family and we never went
She worked as a hair dresser, a waitress, a bartender,
and many other jobs that helped keep food on the table and the
She provided an enormous amount of love, support and
inspiration, to her family.
After the boys graduated high school, Nancy went back
to college and earned her associate degree from Chemeketa
We were all very proud of her efforts and continuous
drive to succeed.
After graduating, she joined the Management team at
Circle K and was able to prove herself quickly.
couple years later she moved North to the Portland area, after
being recruited by Sally’s Beauty Supply to Manage many
stores, until her retirement in 2005.
Throughout those years, her Blue Healer, Gypsy, was
always there for her.
In 2006 Nancy moved back to Stayton, to once again be
near her family.
During the early years of her retirement, she managed
her father’s four-plex, while living in one of the small
After her father passed away, she purchased a cute
little home near Stayton High School.
She was overjoyed to buy her house.
She had been cooped up in small apartments for decades.
She enjoyed many years in her new house.
She enjoyed gardening, decorating, projects and many
hobbies, especially relaxing days with her Pug, Emma.
was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Mahjong and an outstanding
Even in the later years, her cooking always reminded me
of when I was young.
We didn’t have much, but she could always whip up a
feast to satisfy her growing boys.
Her son Michael moved back to Stayton with his wife
Maggie and their daughter Maddie in 2014, to be closer to
family and home.
Her son David resides in Arizona with his wife Rhonda
and their two sons Zachary and Kyle.
Nancy’s dear friend Kathy Hagen and her daughter
Shannon have always been there for her.
When Nancy moved back to Stayton, Kathy was by her
Kathy had always been Nancy’s best friend.
We should all be so fortunate to have such dependable
and fantastic friends.
the last couple years Nancy was in need of assistance with
That need grew as time went on and Kathy always did
whatever was necessary to assist Nancy and make her
The Montero’s owe a great debt of gratitude to Kathy
for the love and support she gave Nancy throughout their
Nancy will be greatly missed.
How do you not miss the very best things in life, when
they are no longer there to touch and hold.
We will lean on our memories and laugh about all the
good times… and there were so many.
She is comfortable now and strong in our hearts.
Her love will always shine through in how she shaped
and influenced so many.
Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, June 9th, 2019.
If you knew Nancy and would like to share in her
memory, please contact Michael Montero at 360-433-5434.