Yvonne “Shoob” Montoya born March 20th 1988, passed away December 6th 2023.
Amazing daughter of Don Montoya (deceased) and Janice Montoya. Beloved sister of Felecia Montoya and Raul Ramirez. Spectacular Aunt of Savanna Ramirez, Ayanna Ramirez, Natalie Ramirez and Isaiah Ramirez. Caring Godmother of Ayanna Ramirez and Elijah Maez. Granddaughter of Tito Montoya (deceased) and Mary Montoya and Mary Evans (deceased). Loving niece, cousin and friend to ALL.
Shoob was born and raised in Thornton, CO. As a child she was very curious, vocal and courageous and wasn’t afraid to try new things and make fast friends. In her teens she moved with her parents to Brighton, CO and graduated from Brighton High School in 2006. Shoob excelled in school, her career in insurance and in many extracurriculars but really her passion was being a Creator and she did create so many beautiful things. The relationships she created is definitely the thing that she invested the most in. To know Shoob was to love Shoob. Lucky are those who had the pleasure to develop a relationship with Shoob and were blessed to learn all of her layers and skillsets. Yvonne was an extremely talented writer and extended her skills into creating and telling stories through poetry and music. She loved all things vibrant and decorated her space with colorful street art, cultural keepsakes and all things glitter. She used her unique eye to bedazzle anything she could. Her favorite term to describe her skill was “sprucing it up” and that she did. She spruced up the room, the outfit, the cupcake, the decor, the table and most importantly herself with her glamorous makeup and accessories. She added her touch to anything or anyone that would allow it. She also loved music and anyone who was musical. Shoob always had to have music playing to satisfy her mood. She applied her writing and creative talent to making music with her cousins as a young adult and was never afraid to grab the mike and share her skills. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing.
Shoob was a lover! She passionately loved her family and would do literally anything for her parents, sister and brother BUT especially for her nieces and nephew, they were truly her entire world! She was a defender! She had the backs of her family and her friends and had a fist for anyone who spoke badly or posed harm to them. Shoob was a rebel and always created her own rules, her own path and did things in her own way. She never conformed and never apologized for it. She was a free spirit and respected this earth, its creatures and its divinity. Shoob was a proud Chicana and she embraced her culture and her Native roots. She was always seeking to embrace the principles of her people and represent them with her words and behavior. Shoob was a Chingona and was quick to show you what that meant, rather it be by speaking up for herself or someone else with a dimmer voice or by taking a timeout to hold a sacred moment for someone or something that represented the sacrifices that our ancestors made. She was a reader, she loved books, stories and poetry. She loved to feel people through their words and she always paid attention to the underlying messages that each person was attempting to send. She was helpful and hardworking. She gave an honest day's work and made her environment better with her attention to detail. Shoob was a Playa and used her pimp hand regularly (her words) and made apologies to none. Shoob was fragrant and left her scent behind wherever she moved. She was clumsy, if you knew her well you knew her to wear a cut or a bruise or a wound somewhere on her body. She was a pet lover and if you spent any amount of time with her in the last 10 years you knew Ellie and you knew that she was truly her best friend.
Shoob was herself, always in her own skin and always owning her person, both good and bad. Shoob was authentically real. Her realness was most certainly rare, and it will forever be missed.