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Pilar Montero Webster


Pilar Montero Webster, 76, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 6, 2023, from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.


Pilar was born in Manizales, Colombia and in 1954 moved, along with her six siblings and two parents, Julio and Zoila Montero, to North Tarrytown, New York (now known as Sleepy Hollow). There she attended Marymount School and College, where she earned a BA in 1969. Pilar later completed a master’s degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She moved to California in 1981 and five years later married Bruce Webster, also from North Tarrytown. The couple lived in Pilar’s beloved town of Belvedere until 2015, before they finally settled in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.


No matter the setting, friends and family were always struck by Pilar’s charm, wit, and beautiful smile. Her sense of style was impeccable, and she carried herself with tremendous grace. She was a devoted supporter of the arts as well as a very accomplished piano player. Her renditions of Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin formed the music soundtrack for her family while growing up in North Tarrytown.


Pilar was an avid reader and devoted herself to library work and research. She was employed as a researcher in San Francisco, first at the local CBS news affiliate and then for Ketchum Advertising, lending support to national television campaigns and marketing. Despite her busy schedule, she always made time to work at the local Sausalito and Belvedere libraries, where she loved interacting with fellow townspeople, helping them cultivate their interest in reading. After she left Ketchum, Pilar founded her own research company, Infoweb, where she pioneered using online databases to provide research for marketing.


Family was of utmost importance to Pilar. She cherished the relationship she had with her eight siblings as well as her 15 nephews and nieces. She was a devoted and loving wife to her husband, Bruce, and together they enjoyed the very best that life in Marin County and Mount Pleasant could offer.


Pilar is survived by her husband, Bruce Webster, and siblings Leonor Arbagi, Edward Montero, Clara Montero, Augusto Montero, Carlos Montero, Christina Bradford, and Bob Montero.


The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to RespitecareCharleston.org.

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