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1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
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Cristen Montano

Cristen Montano (Shupe)

May 4, 1982 - March 19, 2020
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Cristen Mashae Shupe-Montano (Crissy to those who loved her),37, lifelong resident of Las Cruces, went home to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior Thursday March 19, 2020 in Las Cruces. She was born May 4, 1982 in Albuquerque NM to the late Bill Shupe and Sherie Shupe of Las Cruces. Cristen attended church at Calvary Chapel Three Crosses, Las Cruces.
Cristen’s love for the Lord shown through in her love for all God's children. She devoted her life to her daughters, family and anyone in need. She was a great source of strength and guidance to all she came in contact with, never knowing a stranger. She never turned anyone away from her door, but eagerly sought to offer guidance and love to everyone. She always chose to see the best in people. Always forgiving and loving. She embraced each dawning of the day with joy, thanksgiving and a smile that would light up the room. Despite her physical challenges she never let this stop her, always seeing the bright side and Blessing in every challenge and situation. Her smile and laugh will truly be missed.
Cristen graduated from Onate High school and began her college courses towards her degree in counseling. She worked at Sears in the Mesilla Valley Mall and during the summer she would volunteer at the East Mesa Recreational Center. She placed her career on hold to become a mother. Once her daughters began school, she continued toward her degree in counseling, while raising her children. She was an avid reader and traveled many places through her books. She loved to scrapbook and spent many hours with her girls creating special moments and memories scrapbooking.
Cristen is survived by her Spouse Eric Montano of the family home. Daughters: Analeia Munoz and Caitlyn Munoz (her pride and joy) of the family home. Her mom and dad Sherie and Dale Bradshaw of Ash Grove Missouri. Brothers: Cody Shupe of Las Cruces, John Bradshaw and wife Claudia of South Carolina, Jacob Bradshaw of Grants, NM. Wesley Perkins and wife Young of Datil NM. James Sprague of LC. Sisters: Kimberly Beall of Vermont. Ryan Ann Mettrick and spouse George of Georgia and Jessa Bradshaw of Texas. Also, many Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
Cristen was preceded in death by her father Bill Shupe, Grandmother Betty Jean Fleming; Grandmother Tommie Bain; Grandfather Slim Fleming; Grandfather Truman Henley; Grandmother Elizabeth Bradshw, Nephew Dakota Beall and Niece Brittney Perkins.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Cody Shupe, Levi Kirkpartick, Kimberly Beall, Jacob Bradshaw, John Bradshaw and Wesley Perkins
Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, March 30, at 10AM at Getz Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwayne Thompson of Calvary Chapel Three Crosses Officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Due to COVID-19, restrictions have been placed and limitations on capacity of attendees to 5, Getz Funeral Home will be livestreaming services on Facebook for additional family, friends, and the public to attend. Please log onto to sign the local online guestbook and view livestreaming.
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    Monday, March 30, 2020 | 11:30am
    Monday, March 30, 2020 11:30am
    Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
    5140 W. Picacho Ave.
    Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
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Diana McElvy

Posted at 11:30am
I’m so sorry for the loss of such a precious child of God. I know Tommie, Bill, Truman and others who went before her are greeting her with open loving arms. To her children, love and comfort knowing she is with God now. Diana - cousin

Jon Winans

Posted at 12:55am
My condolences to all of Cristen's family & her daughters. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cristen, we go way back to when we were little kids and teenagers. We both faced similar challenges but we didn’t let that stop us! I will always remember your smile, your laugh and your love for singing. I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship. I’ll never forget you
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Analeia Muñoz

Posted at 10:34pm
I will always love my mom for she was always there to make sure my sister and I were happy. One of the best nights I remember was when I had a really bad case of strep. I was really upset that I wasn’t going to be able to go my school dance. After my mom had seen how upset I was she decided to set up a at home dance. We dressed in matching onesies and I was rewarded “queen” and given my moms crown.

I love you mom.

Hannah, Ellie, and Jeremy Pritchett

Posted at 07:28pm
This tree is planted in memory of an angel. An angel who loved without condition and made the best of every situation. Fly free Crissy.
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Bob and judy berridge

Posted at 01:28pm
We are so sorry dale and sherie for your loss. No words for how devastating this is to a family.prayers of comfort for you.

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