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Frank Pacheco Montes

November 6, 1953 - December 21, 2019

Frank Pacheco Montes Jr., 66, passed away peacefully December 21, at his home in Heber, surrounded by his family and close friends. 

Frank was born in Phoenix on November 6, 1953 to Maria Julia Pacheco Montes and Francisco Martinez Montes. He grew up in Brawley and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1972. He later attended UCSD and graduated California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, later earning his teaching credential. 

He taught Junior High in Heber and was a history and social science teacher at Calexico High School for 25 years, retiring in 2009. He was a devoted teacher who dedicated countless years helping Calexico High school in computer technology. He also taught many years for Imperial Valley College External Campus and S.E.R. Jobs for Progress. 

Frank married Ana Medina Montes (Huerta) in 1996 and they celebrated 23 years of marriage on November 23, 2019. Frank loved to work outdoors tending to his roses and fruit trees. He enjoyed photography, cooking, singing, listening to music, working with computers and playing with his beloved cats, Felix and Lexi. 

Frank’s great sense of humor earned him many loyal friends throughout the years. Many of his students considered Frank their teacher and mentor. They credited him with giving them the tools necessary to be successful in their professional careers and life in general.

Frank is preceded in death by his father, Francisco M. Montes Sr. and his brother, Pedro Montes.

He is survived by his wife, Ana Medina Montes; his son, Frank X. Montes III, his stepson, Gerardo J. Huerta; his mother, Maria Julia Montes; his sisters, Maria Trejo (Robert),  Angie Hernandez, Terri Montes Rangel (Armando), Matilde Montes (Raymundo Herrera), Leticia Montes (Antonio Riquelme), and Mary Jessie Montes; and his brother, Enrique Montes; plus many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, January 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley with a Rosary on Monday, January 6, at 7 p.m. Mass for Frank will be Tuesday, January 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church in Brawley. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley following the mass. 

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