November 5, 1951 - August 18, 2011
Born in San Juan Puerto Rico
Resided in Walnut Creek, CA
Marisa was writer with a passion for Children's Book. Her publications included novels, picture books, and a Scholastic Series. She won many awards for her publications. The details can be found at her web site, www.marisamontes.com. At the time of her death, she was working on compiling an anthology of stories by Latina women about pivotal moments in girl's lives.
She was a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a member of the California Bar.
She was preceded in death by her brother Ruben E. Montes, Jr., M.D.
She is survived by her parents, Ruben and Maria Montes of Salinas, Ca; her husband, David Plotkin of Walnut Creek, CA; her sister, Marisol Ortiz of Victoria, Texas; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her strength and passion for life, despite many physical disabilities, is remembered by all who knew her, including friends from across the globe. That passion translated into a zest for travel, and she and David cruised as often as possible, exploring the far corners of the world. That world will be the poorer without her.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1 Railroad Ave., Spreckels, CA 93962.
Burial will follow at San Carlos Cemetery, 792 Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940-3254.
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