Tina Ann Montijo, age 88, passed away on September 3, 2023. As a resident of Davis for 68 years, Tina was number seven of twelve siblings, and born in Santa Paula, California on March 21, 1935 to Mercedes and Joseph Ramirez.
Tina completed cosmetology school in her twenties and opened her first business called the Mona Lisa Beauty Salon in Davis in 1967. In 1974 Tina later went on to become a well-known Realtor and a recognized resident of the Davis community with nearly 40 years in the real estate business.
Tina was a tenacious, strong, independent woman with a very generous heart for others in need. When Tina moved to Davis in 1955 she was passionate and devoted in community services helping the migrants and their families. She was the light of a party and always knew how to bring a room of strangers together with laughter and fun. Tina will forever be in many hearts.
Preceding her in death was her son Michael Montijo, ex-husband Mike Montijo, and siblings: Lupe Camacho, Virginia Martinez, Raymond Ramirez, Albert Ramirez, Ciro Ramirez, and Jesse Ramirez.
She is survived by her daughter Lisa Markey, son-in-law Rick Markey, son David Montijo, granddaughter Lila Montijo and siblings: Alice Pinedo, Margaret Chavez, Rosie Fierro, Angie Sherard and Linda Ramirez. Also, Tina had many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 10:00am at St. James Catholic Church (1275 B. St, Davis, CA, 95616) and a graveside service will be held at Davis Cemetery, immediately following church services (820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618). All family and friends are welcome.