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Dominique Adeni Monteiro

February 8, 1939 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

DOMINIQUE ADENI MONTEIRO of Houston, TX, completed his journey on earth on August 21, 2021. Born in West Africa, Dominique obtained several degrees at universities in various regions of France and eventually traveled to the United States to work for ConocoPhillips as a Geologist. He later worked as a Computer Programmer/Analyst and retired from Integrated Trade Systems (a wholly-owned company of PEMEX Petroleos Mexicanos) in Houston, TX. He also received a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston, Houston, TX.

A lifelong lover of learning, Dominique had a vested interest in computer technology, climate change and conservation. He was an avid gardener who perfected the growing of all types of vegetables and cultivated beautifully blooming roses of multiple varieties. Dominique was an incredibly fit octogenarian who defied his age by hardly letting a day pass without completing his regimen of yoga, calisthenics and walking. He was a voracious reader, an ardent moviegoer and an avid soccer fan. His love of family was reflected in his unwavering devotion to his two daughters, as well as his willingness to support the advancement of education for those in the USA and abroad who aimed for a better life.  Throughout his life, he continued to support organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, the Salvation Army, and the University of Houston.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Augustina Olou Titus and Antoine Monteiro; his former spouse, Gloria Monteiro-Jones; and his grandson, Justin Randall Ray.

He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life two loving and devoted daughters, Terri Monteiro Browne (Tyrone) and Omolara Monteiro Biggs (Samuel); one charming and delightful granddaughter, Ruby Joyce Biggs; and his forever companion and former spouse, Annie Garnett Monteiro. He also leaves several brothers and sisters in West Africa, including a dedicated sister, Janet “Dettie” Hodonou of Ghana; a special niece, Veronica Thomson (Ian) of the UK; and nephew, Joseph Tordimah of Ghana. Among those who are also saddened by his unexpected passing are his stepsons, Kelly and Eric Armstead; great friend and neighbor, Wale Olu Ladejobi; and a host of other relatives and friends in the USA and West Africa.

His friends and family will miss Dominique’s keen intelligence, his dry wit and unexpected sense of humor, as well as the excitement and perseverance he brought to all of his endeavors.  However, they are comforted by the knowledge that this is not “goodbye” (adieu), but rather, “until we meet again” (au revoir).

 

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