43, beloved wife, daughter, sister, and aunt entered into heaven on Thursday, July 8th, 2010, after a courageous 7 month battle with cancer. She was born in Burbank, CA on August 6, 1966. She is survived by her devoted husband John, step-daughter Jenelle, loving mother Sally; brothers and sisters; Cathy Garcia-Reidy, Edward Soto, Phillip Soto, and Sylvia Rios, Grandmother Celia Galaviz, and eleven nieces and nephews; Angela Garcia-Gomez, Allen Garcia, Eddie Soto III, Miranda Garcia, Isabel Gomez, Taylor Soto, Gabriella Rios, Christian Gomez, Liliana Rios, Sophia Gomez, and Easton Garcia. Preceded in death by her father, Edward. Monica will be remembered for her spontaneous sense of humor, dedication to her husband, family and friends, generosity, and enjoyment of life. Monica’s love for her husband John was unconditional. Monica’s 26 year career at American Express was filled with many accomplishments. Her work colleagues were her second family. She will live in our hearts forever. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday, July 15, 2010, at St. Agnes Catholic Church 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, Funeral Mass will be at 9am, Friday, July 16, 2010, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will follow immediately after Mass at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th
David and Michelle Alcantar
Dear Soto Family: Our hearts were heavy when we heard of Monica’s illness, but we continued to pray for a miracle for Monica as you prayed for our family in our time of need. At this time we can only share our thoughts of Monica and let you know that she was always a happy soul with a beautiful smile and kind heart. It was our pleasure sharing our youthful days with Monica and we will always remember her. We love you all…David and Michelle
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I loved working with Monica on all the AHORA activities. She was a great person and a role model to so many.
I am going to miss her dearly. My thoughts and my prayers are with all of you during this very sad time in your lives.
On Thursday a bell was ringing in Heaven announcing the arrival of an Angel named Monica!!!