GEORGE A. MONTEMAYOR
November 17, 1940 – February 5, 2022
George A. Montemayor was called into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior on February 5, 2022, in Houston, Texas. He was born in Laredo, Texas on November 17, 1940, to Arturo Montemayor and Rufina Mancha Montemayor.
George graduated from Martin High School, Class of 58, in Laredo. He received several college degrees while attending Texas A & I Kingsville and the University of Houston, Class of 67. His career was three-pronged; a teacher, an artist, and musician. He was also an accomplished dancer performing in Laredo and Houston. He loved people and formed many friendships during his journey.
George exhibited unusual artistic talent as a young child. His siblings were always amazed at how he could put all those colors together without having any formal instruction. George became an extraordinary artist, teaching, painting portraits, and creating commissioned drawings and paintings for various clients, including the Catholic Church. Geomonte, as he was known in the artist community, exhibited his works in Mexico City, Laredo, Houston, and other venues.
George was a dedicated teacher, inspiring students in Laredo, La Porte and Houston; eventually retiring from Houston ISD after 4 decades of teaching Spanish and Art. At Jefferson Davis High School he was Director of Fine Arts and enjoyed collaborating with colleagues in the fine arts. He was extremely proud of former students who became teachers and artists thus continuing his legacy.
George began playing piano at the age of 10. He place his gifted talent to the service of the Catholic Church as organist and choir director. He began his career in music in serving the Lord at San Luis Rey Catholic Church in Laredo, followed by St Anne’s Catholic Church in Houston, and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugarland. He directed the Archdiocesan Choir for many years traveling with them to the Vatican.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Arturo and Rufina Montemayor and siblings Arturo Montemayor, Jr., Maria Gloria Montemayor, Edmundo Celso Montemayor, Juan Jose Montemayor, Conrado Montemayor, and Rufina Ada Montemayor. He is survived by his sister, Irma Montemayor Taute and her husband Chip in San Antonio; nephews and nieces, Jose A Mercado, Solmayra Mercado, Lia Mercado, Juana Mercado, Anthony Zepeda and Day Lee Snell in Houston Texas and Victor Lopez in Howell, Michigan.
George’s infectious laughter, bubbly personality and zest for life will be missed by all who loved him. We celebrate his incredible life of service to students and the Catholic Church as he joins his “angels” in the bosom of the Lord.
The family will welcome friends on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services in Laredo, Texas. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 8:30 AM at San Luis Rey Catholic Church located at 3502 Saunders, Laredo, Texas 78040 followed by Interment at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time: 8:30 am