Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” Montgomery - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” Montgomery

February 24, 1982 - May 25, 2020

Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” Montgomery, age 38, of Wilmington, DE, left this Earth suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, May 25, 2020. A beautiful light has been extinguished. Her sweet smile and beautiful soul will be forever missed. Katie lived every day for her children and they were her world. Her sweet and caring nature was demonstrated from an early age and she was always there to offer a smile or helping hand to others in need. While her passing has left a devastating void in our family, we are comforted in knowing she is wrapped in the loving embrace of her brother.

Born in Newark, DE on February 24, 1982, she was a daughter of Robert P. and Mary Ann (O’Neill) Montgomery, Sr. Katie graduated from William Penn High School in 2000, and was a dedicated employee of New Castle County since 2005. She spread her joy and touched the lives of many. 

Katie was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel A. Montgomery; Maternal Grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth O’Neill; as well as her Paternal Grandparents, Newlin and Catherine Montgomery.

Left to cherish the wonderful memories they hold of their mother are her children, Ajalyse Ortiz and Christion Ortiz. She is also survived by her parents, Mary Ann and Robert “Bob” Montgomery, Sr.; brother, Robert “Bob” Montgomery, Jr. (Kim); sister, Karen Lyons (Kevin); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Due to the current health crisis, funeral services will be private and a celebration of her life will be held when it is safe to do so. For those that wish to honor Katie’s memory, we ask that you simply reach out or extend a kind smile or gesture to someone that may need it.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a trust established for her children’s future education. Donations should be made payable to Robert P. Montgomery, Sr., c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.


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64 Condolences for Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” Montgomery

  • Mary Ann and Bobby I am so sorry for your loss. It is very sad but you are so right she is resting in the arms of her brother. Prayers to all the family. Love you all, Ruth

  • Katie was a good friend of mine! Her smile was so big and beautiful it was contagious! You will be deeply missed! My condolences to your family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. I pray that your beloved memories help your family during this very difficult time.

  • Marianne, Bob, Kim, and the Montgomery family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Katie was a beautiful soul and my thoughts and prayers are with your family while trying to get through this difficult time

  • You’ll be missed Katie. You were an awesome person and a good friend of mine at work. Thank you for being my friend and being you.

  • Dear Mare I’m so so sorry to here of this sadness. Please call me or text me I’m so praying for u and ur family. I’m so broken hearted for u.Always in my ❤️🙏🏻I love u soo much my phone number is+1302-563-3334 Let Bob know I’m soo sorry for all of u !

  • To our beautiful Katie…Our hearts are broken. It will never be the same without your smile in the office. Everyone is devastated that God took you before we could say goodbye. I know your in a better place, at peace, but it still doesn’t take the hurt away. We all loved you and we will never forget……Thoughts and Prayers are with your family…
    Margaret Leonetti

  • My deepest condolences to Katie’s family. She will be greatly missed. She was such a kind and lovely person. May she RIP. 😢

  • Aunt maryann and uncle bob im so so for your loss. I haven’t talked to kate in a long time but I have so many beautiful memories of when we were younger at your house and down the beach. Katie was always a kind caring person and she will be greatly missed. I can’t believe I have to leave a message like this, it breaks my heart. My dad sends his love and condolences as well

  • Sending prayers and blessings up for Katie’s children and parents during this difficult time. Katie was such a joy to work with, her smile will be missed by so many. Katie, I will cherish all of the laughs and conversations we shared as rookie call takers. I thank you for being a great coworker. Sleep in our father’s arms beautiful.

  • So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers

  • Katie was such a sweet person and will be dearly missed. My condolences to her family, friends and especially her two children.
    Amy (ncc credit union)

  • Your beautiful smile will be missed but treasured. Your quick come backs when someone said something smart will be missed but treasured. You will be missed and treasured for all the people who’s life you touched.

  • So Sorry to hear of Katie’s passing so many memories of when she was born n all the Great times of our families in Kingscroft. She was Beautiful. Prayers to You Mary Ann, Bob, Bobby and Karen. Hearts are Broken. sincerely Dottie Ashley and Family

  • Rest In Peace beautiful!! So sorry for your loss Mia.praying for your family.❤️🙏

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss, you’re all in My Thoughts and Prayers, sending prayers 🙏🏻, hugs 🤗, and much love 💕, to you all!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕🤗🤗

  • Mr. Montgomery, Mrs. Montgomery, Bobby, and Karen,

    Some of my best childhood memories were spent in your household growing up. I still cherish those memories with all of you and I still remember them like yesterday. I am very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful daughter and sister, and a son and brother. Sam and Katie are reunited in Heaven. I will keep all of you in my prayers and may God watch over you during the journey of life.


  • My deep condolences again. Sending thoughts, strength, prayers and love from Nashville. Soar high Katie – may you and Sammy embrace again and be the wind beneath your families wings…

  • Sorry for your loss may she RIP.

  • So sorry for your lose. What a wonderful person . Prayers are with you Katie and your family .

  • Maryann, Bob, Bobby, and Karen, please except my deepest condolences. I can’t even imagine the pain you are each going through. I remember Katie only as a little girl, I’m sure she grew into a beautiful and loving daughter. I’m so sorry for your loss. Maryann Wierzbicki Welkey

  • You Will Be Missed!!

  • To the Montgomery family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hearing of Katie’s passing was such a shock. I will always remember her and the kind loving person she was. I watched Katie grow up with my children and blossom into a beautiful young lady and mother. I am truly sorry for you loss. She will be missed. May God bless you all.
    Tena & Bob

  • Mary Ann, Bob, Bobby & Karen and families, my sincere condolences to you all. The last time I seen you all you lived in Garden Lane down from my sister, Maryann. It’s been a long time. I remember your boys playing with DJ and Rickey and Karen with Sheila. I don’t remember Katie other than as a baby. But I am so sorry for your loss and I bam sending my thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Terry Shaffer-Gommer

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I know there are no words. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the family. Katie, always a pleasure to work with and you will be missed.

  • Praying for your kids and family🙏 A beautiful soul gone too soon. R.I.P friend❤

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you at this time of grief. Another beautiful soul has left this earth to soon 🙁

  • Mary Ann and family: I can truly understand how painful it is to lose a child and you and your family have my and Don’s deepest sympathy. I am just a phone call away should you need a shoulder to cry on. I hope, in the very near future we can get together. Take care my cousin and you and your family, again, will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love Frank

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Keep her memories in your heart. We love you guys. The Merced family

  • My prayers ♥️

  • Sweet young lady that gave so much for so many. Prayers for peace for the family. You will be missed.

  • Mary Ann not sure if you remember me we met through Barb Elwood then we volunteered at Rape Crisis together. I am so sorry for your loss, I just can’t imagine your pain. My son in law worked with her as a call taker at the county on her shift and truly enjoyed her company. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • omfg katie I grew up with you being my mom’s bestfriend (sandra quarto) you were so kind and beautiful I cant believe you’re gone it breaks my heart I’ve been trying to get in contact with you for years, rest in peace you’re with my mom now , I’ll miss you so much! 🙁

  • Katie was such a role model for growing up. She and Tony C. Taught my first back flip on her trampoline. I truly admired Katie. She was such a beautiful soul. She was always the nicest to me. May her soul rest in pest and give to the heavens like she gave us. 😇🥰

  • Katie was more then a friend to me she was family. The Montgomery’s were my family when growing up, there house was my second home. When I found out that I would never see Katie or pick up the phone and hear her voice on the other end I fell to my knees. This world lost a great beautiful, person. She was taken too soon from us all.
    “ It’s been a long day without you, my friend
    And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. We’ve come a long way from where we began. Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. When I see you again.”
    Love you! Rest In Peace

  • I am sincerely sorry to learn of Katie’s passing. Always a pleasure to see her smile. RIP.

  • Dear Bob, MaryAnn, Bobby, Kim, and Karen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So sorry to hear of this loss of your Katie, a beautiful young woman. We do believe she will be watching over you and protecting you from further sorrow. Your Sam is embracing her and she is embracing him. Love and prayers to you, John & Sue Capuano, Nichole, and Megan

  • I life lost too young. I did not know her but my daughter lost her Mom at age 13, so I know the hardship. My daughter is now 34 with a 2 year old and another due Dec 23rd. With help, life can go on for the rest of the family. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • Mary Ann and Bob and the Montgomery family thoughts and prayers for all 🙏 Prayers for Katie May she R.I.P. in God’s hands.🙏🙏❤️🙏❤️

  • Mary Ann, Bobby and family members,,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Saying I’m sorry just doesn’t seem to be enough. May God bless you all.

  • Mary Ann – I was saddened to read of the passing of your beautiful Katie. Wishing you and your family God’s peace at this difficult time. With sympathy and love – Sandy

  • Katie always had a smile ready for anyone. She was beautiful inside and outside. I always have and always will consider her my friend. Rest in Peace my darling Katie.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss our prayers are with the MONTGOMERY FAMILY. Gone to young R.P.P KATIE

  • Her smile always light up the room. Gonna miss you. “2000”

  • Sorry about you loss

  • To Bob and Family, we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Beautiful daughter! Praying that you find the strength to get through one day at a time !
    The Plaza Family Restaurant

  • Montgomery Family,
    I was lucky to have sat next to Katie at work for years. She lit up the room whenever she was there. Her kind words, laughter, and great conversations got me thru many a shift. If I had a dollar for every time she made me smile, I’d be a rich man. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful life with us, and God bless you and her children.

  • My deepest condolences to the Montgomery family. Such a sweet soul gone too soon.🤍

  • Mary and Bob
    We are so sorry for your loss, words can’t express our feeling to you and your family Katie was a person that would lift you up on your down days. Her loss is extremely difficult to grasp in that she truly brought joy to work each and every day. We will always keep her in our hearts and prayers, Katie will prepare a place for all of us in God’s heavenly kingdom for we shall continue to keep your image of life in our minds.

  • Uncle Bob (and the entire family) Words can’t express the hurt and pain our family has suffered- My comfort is in knowing Katie is with her brother and leaves behind wonderful memories with everyone she came in contact with. Please don’t hesitate to reach out- Katie was beautiful in every sense of the word and she will be missed so much. God must have needed an angel when he called her home. <3

  • To the family I was very upset to hear of Kate’s passing she was a very sweet and loveable young lady and I will miss her in dispatch just know that absent from the body is present with the LORD. God Bess you all. Sandy, From New Castle County.

  • Mary Ann my prayers & heart go out to you & your family more than you will ever know, my son Christopher adored & cherished his
    close friendship with Katie for so many years. Please Trust in JESUS for He is the only way

  • Katie, you released me from training. We sat along side each other. We talked & laughed a lot. You came to my home, we went to Pea Patch Island at Halloween in search of ghosts. I will forever love and miss you. May you find peace, in Gods arms and your brother’s embrace. Prayers to your entire family.

  • You will be’ truly missed R I P Katie you was a true diva

  • Katie, our daughters at the age of 3 brought us together. You were such a sweet and caring person. We’ve shared a lot of conversations and laughs over the years. I want to thank you for being like a 2nd mother to Tati. I appreciate you always taking good care of her. You were one of the few I trusted with my daughter. I’m going to miss you. I promise I will always be there for Ajalyse. Rest in Peace Katie.

  • I will always Love you! And I’ll make sure to take care of our kids the way you woulda wanted.. Promise Moon’s & Stars 🙌🏼

  • I will never forget your beautiful smile and happy spirit Katie me and papito send our deepest condolences to the family may God give you all comfort during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. ✝😥🛐🌼🌻

  • There are no words that can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending our love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength and comfort in the Lord.

  • Such a beautiful soul! You will forever be remembered! My condolences to the entire family🕊💖

  • Katie,forever will I cherish our fun times together. Just to many to ever forget. Still so heartbroken that your life on earth has left us!!

  • OMG , so sorry to learn this. I’ve been trying to reach out to make sure all safe from covid. Now I know why no response. I feel your heart aches. Love always

  • I’m so sorry for your families LOSS OF such a beautiful woman!! I knew Katie since our early teenage years..I just found out that she passed because I live so far away.. THIS IS EXTREMELY SADDENING.. BLESSINGS TOO YOUR FAMILY AND HER CHILDREN..MAY THEY HEAL MENTALLY.. EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

    Beautiful sole she was