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“Uncle Don, Michael, Dawna, Jay and Ohana, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families during this difficult time. Although we're...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Phil Montero - Walnut Creek, CA

“When I moved to Eastern NC, the Etheridge family welcomed me as one of their own. I am the Mother-in-law of Jay, whom I love dearly and am saddened...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Melba Walker - Apex, NC

“Dear Uncle Donald, Sorry to hear of our loss of Aunt Miki. Both of you loved each other and family to the fullest. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: LARRY ETHERIDGE - CHICAGO, IL

“Aloha Jay and the Etheridge ohana, Aunty Nora Montero, cousin Donald, Bobbie and Montero ohana, I am very sorry for your loss of our beloved Miki. ...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Annette Peterson - Henderson, NV

“my prayers too the family.. jay and i went too high school together and i love him as his wife nancy. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: stuart a kornegay - rosewood, NC

“Domingues Ohana... "Miiki had such a blessed life and what a blessing to have had her in mine. I will cherish the times she opened her home and...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Cookie Domingues - Las Vegas, NV

“Keeping the family in our prayers. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Patty and Gary Davis - NC

“Our love and prayers to Donald, Dawna, Michael, Jay and all your loved ones . We will miss my cousin but our memories of her southern pidgin English...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Gregory Peterson - Kailua, Kona, HI

Metal winner at 2008 Wayne County Senior Games! “I am saddened by your loss but delighted by the life that you shared around me. You let your light so shine that those of us around you were so much...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Christie McDonald - Goldsboro, NC

“Jay and Nancy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: James, Monia, Travis and Jessica Baker - NC

“A. Miki I'm so sad to hear of your passing and I want to send my deepest Aloha from Maui to you & your Ohana from mine. I'm dad to think I won't see...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Sweetie - Kahului, HI

“The thing I will remember most about Aunty Miki was her passion for life. She always had a positive outlook and a smile for everyone. Aunty, you...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Kani Dougan - Honolulu, HI

“Don, Dawna, Jay and Mike Miki was so special to all of us as you are. We will miss her wonderful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Tony and Sandra Bedford Young - GA

“Our deepest condolences to all of the family of our beloved Miki Montero Etheridge, we will all miss Miki's happy and joyful laughter when ever she...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: James amd DeeAnn,Phioip,Michael,Brandon, and Nicholas Peterson - WA

“Dear Jay, My deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother into heaven. I am praying that God will hold you close in His loving arms. With love,...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Vickie Peedin Lancaster - NC

“Jay, Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. May God bring comfort and peace at...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ray and Wanda Becton - Goldsboro, NC

“We can all cherish the memory of Aunty Mikis love, radiant smile, onolicious pecan pie and southern hospitality and accent! My heart is sadden that...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Malia - Kailua, HI - cousin

“Jay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Miki, will surely be missed. I will always remember her warm smile and her great laugh. May all of...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Frances Peterson - Honokaa, HI

“Jay, my condolences to you and your family. May God be with you through these times. May he bring you Peace as you cherish the memories of your...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Gaston Matthews - Raleigh, NC

“Miki, I will miss your sweet smile and how nice you always was to me when you would come into Western Sizzlin. No matter what kind of day I was...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Sobel - Goldsboro, NC

“I have known miki for a long time we shared time together at Michelles restaurant I will always remember her sweet smile and soft voice we shared a...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: frances mozingo - dudley, NC

“May GOD bless you and the family. You both were great friends and always. Jim from the base exchange. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jim & JoAnn Drake - Goldsboro, NC

“Don and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Miki was a special friend having met her through an exercise program. She was always a joy to be...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Doris S. Mooring - Goldsboro, NC

Mrs. Mikiala Montero Etheridge, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 29, 2013. She was affectionately known as Meme by all those who loved her. She was born on June 7, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii to William Louis Montero and Nora Peterson Montero. She was very proud of her Hawaiian heritage. After attending the prestigious Kamehameha School, she proudly served her country in the United States Air Force and Civil Service for thirty five years. She also served on the Board of Directors for Seymour Johnson Federal Credit Union.

Mikiala is preceded in death by her father, William Lewis Montero. Her surviving family includes her devoted husband of 57 years, Donald Craig Etheridge of Goldsboro; her mother, Nora Peterson Montero of Colorado Springs, CO; her brother, William Donald Montero and wife Barbara of Colorado Springs; her daughter, Dawna Etheridge Thompson and husband Mike of Princeton; her son, Michael Craig Etheridge and wife Teresa of Cary; her son, Jay Donald Etheridge and wife Nancy of Willow Springs; her granddaughters, Stacey Thompson Byrd and husband Christopher of Cary; Lisa Thompson Rochette and husband David of Salt Lake City, UT; and her grandson, Joshua Matthew Thompson of Cocoa Beach, FL.

Mikiala's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She was a devoted grandmother who enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. She and her husband Donald loved to travel, and together they visited all seven continents and all fifty states. She had a passion for painting and loved sharing her artwork with family and friends. She was also an avid bowler and canasta player. She was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Parish.

Funeral Services will be held at Saint Mary Catholic Parish in Goldsboro on Saturday, February 2 at 2PM. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro on Friday, February 1 from 6PM until 8PM. The family will also receive friends at their residence.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health, Community Home Care and Hospice of Wayne County, and Dr. Keith Kilauea Carmack for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health, Saint Mary Catholic Parish, or to the American Cancer Society.

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