Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Enid H. A. Montes
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Enid H. A. Montes
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Enid H. A. Montes
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Montes, Enid H. A.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300306
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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In Loving Memory


ENID HUNT ARMSTRONG MONTES
November 25, 1915 -October 2, 1985


NISKY MORAVIAN CHURCH
St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
Saturday, October 5, 1985
11:00 A.M.

Interment Nisky Moravian Cemetery


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BIOGRAPHY

Enid Hunt Armstrong Montes was bor November 25, 1915
on the island of Barbados to Reginald and Helena Hunt.

A Virgin Islander by adoption, Enid arrived in St.Thomas on
June 17, 1952 from New York City and after having made the
rounds of several Caribbean islands, St.Thomas was the choice. She
insists that it was because her wish, made at Drake's Seat in 1950,
had come true.

A product of private and secondary schools including Queen's
College, Barbados, W.I., and New York City, Enid pursued an aca-
demic course leading to pre-med, which goal was not realized. In-
stead post-graduate studies in business administration were under-
taken at New York University Extension as well as courses at N.Y.
Evening Commercial in shorthand, typing, bookkeeping, commercial
law, real estate and insurance.

Enid's first paid white collar job (she had to put in a year and
a half as an apprentice at Harlem Labor Union in order to gain the
"experience" needed) was as secretary/bookkeeper with David
Gomez Real Estate at the grand salary of $8 weekly. Her next posi-
tion was with the law firm of Chance and Williams where she gained
invaluable experience tiling for the stately salary of $10 weekly.

A succession of jobs finally led into a position at the N.Y.
Armsterdam News. During her ten-year tenure with that firm she
held several positions resigning from that of Acting Advertising
Manager to relocate in the Virgin Islands.

It was her intention to establish her own business, but that
dream was delayed as she accepted a permanent position as sten-
ographer/secretary with the V.I. Housing and Community Renewal
Agency (1952 -55).


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In 1955 Enid resigned that position to center her energies
in a joint venture known as the V.I. Toy & Kiddie Bazaar, a retail
outlet catering to infants and juniors. The first location was at
Recreation Hall, Bourne Field and later moved into the town on
Main Street. The "Kiddie Bazaar" managed by Enid remained in
operation until 1968 when sky-rocketing rentals forced its closing.

Meanwhile, Enid had returned to government service, having
been asked to substitute for the Attorney General's secretary who
was on maternity leave. Much to her surprise, she was appointed
to a permanent position with the Department of Law (1961) and
completed 22 years continuous service.

Formerly a registered Republican, Enid enrolled in the Demo-
cratic Party in 1963, and has been very active in the community.
She was admitted into membership at the Nisky Moravian Church
in 1952 and has served as secretary to the Church Council for sev-
eral years, on the Church Committee, the adult choir, and is cur-
rently serving on the Board of Helpers.

Membership in community organizations include St.Thomas
Music Society, Caribbean Chorale (charter member), Women's
League (associate member), Community Action Policy Board, the
V.I. League of Women Voters (charter member), on whose Board
of Directors she served for several years, St.Thomas BPW Club
(Past President) and is a Past President of the Virgin Islands Fed-
eration of BPW Clubs.

Enid anticipated embarking on what she termed her "third
career" when she left government service, which was to be known
as "SPECIALTIES".


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SUKVIVUIv


Mother ............................... Helena Hunt
Daughter ...................... Denise A. Armstrong
Sister ............................. Hazel V.Smith
Brother.............................. RClyde Hunt
Beloved Cousin ................ Zeathea E. Armstrong


Ex-Husband.....


........................Juan Montes


Sister-In-Law .....................
Brother-In-Law .................. .
Step-Daughter ....................
Foster Daughter ...................


NIECES


Eleanor Williams



Clyde Hunt, Jr.
Toussaint Williams


Craig Donovan
Shelly Donovan


Nicole Sealy McCray

NEPHEWS


...... Laura Hunt
..... Alfred Smith
. Jacqueline Montes
.... Rose Donovan


Helena Sealy



Eugene Hunt
Vincent Williams


GRANDCHILDREN
Shawn Donovan
Shemaine Donovan
Ebony Nicole Webster


GODCHILDREN


Doralee Dawson
Bernadette Parsons


Christina Harper
Andres Amaro


A HOST OF DEAR FRIENDS AND OTHER RELATIVES


PALL BEARERS


Juan Montes
Alfred Smith
Aubrey Roebuck


Clyde R. Hunt
Dennery Lettsome
Elric A. Georges





ENID A. MONTES *
The Business and Professional Women's Organization mourns the
death of our beloved member, Enid A. Montes.
Enid has always been a hard working member of the St. Thomas Club
and has served in all capacities in this organization.
During the years 1976-1977, it was her honor to serve as Club Presi-
dent. One of her greatest concern was maintaining the membership
in the State Federation, especially during her term as State President
1981-1982. Under her guidance, a very successful "Leadership Orien-
tation Seminar" was conducted by the members with the assistance
of a National Representative.
She was very interested in the health of our people. Therefore, with
the assistance of many club members a "Health Fair" was held on
the grounds of the Old Hospital.
For years she directed the activities for International Week of Business
and Professional Women's Organization, and she took great pride and
joy in seeing the glow of the lighted candles representing the fifty-two
(52) States and the territories.
Enid was always willing to attend National Convention and to partici-
pate as a floor teller and performed any other duties to which she was
assigned.
Enid A. Montes will always be remembered by us whenever we cele-
brate Business and Professional Women's Week as the "Woman of
Appreciation" for the year 1985-1986. She was not only distinguished
in her clubs, but in her career and in the community.
The Lord giveth and taketh away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord,
now and forever. May she rest in Peace.

EMBLEM BENEDICTION
This Emblem binds us all
In one great sisterhood
It bids us hear our conscience call
For Nobler womanhood.
God guide us when we wear
This Emblem o'er our heart
And keep us true and always fair
God bless us as we part.




ORDER OF WORSHIP

Selection: Only Remembered By What
You Have Done ....... sung by Pastor Joseph W. Lewis

Organ Music
Hymn ...............................Hark, Hark My Soul
No. 350
Opening Sentences ......................... ..... Pg. 8789
Hymn ................ ............... Blessed Assurance
No. 186
1st. Lesson ................................... Psalm 121
Selection .................................... Senior Choir
2nd Lesson ............................ Romans 8:31 -39

Hymn ................................ I've Found A Friend
No. 180

Meditation

Prayers ....................................... Pg. 89-92

Hymn .................. ...............Thy Way Not Mine
No. 338

Benediction

AT THE CEMETERY
Following Hymns Will Be Sung
No. 191, No. 189, No. 187, No. 165, No. 333
Officiated By.................. The Right Reverend John Wilson
Reverend Doctor Charles Peters
Viewing At The Church ...................... 10-11 A.M.
Services & Burial .............................. 11:00 A.M.















OfFICE (* THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
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January 27, 1984


Krs. Enid Hontes
Departmental General Services Officer
D0tparcrant of Law
St. Thonas. Virgin Islands
Dear Mrs. Nontest
It is rarely that an employer says "it is -with deep regret
that I accept your resignation" and mean it. However, in
your case "deep regret" is a phrase that inadequately describes
the sentiments of the entire Department.
You have contributed much for many years; your contribution
surpasses merely "doing your job" as no Job was ever too
inconsequential, too dirty, or one not included within your
job specifications. Your frugality gave us many hours of
humor, but whenever we needed supplies or materials, you
could "pull them out of a hat." Had the government nared
you Budget Director 10 years ago, today government would have
more money than it could spend.
We shall miss your humorous ways and winning smile and tasty
meals. But enjoy your retirement and from the depths of all
our hearts may God bless you.
Sincerely,


Adt t inneyGene
Attorney General




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