Ambar N’Cole Birkenfeld

Ambar N’Cole Birkenfeld, 40, of Amarillo, passed away September 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1982, in Plainview, Texas, to Michael Gomez and Carlota Montoya.

A gathering to celebrate Ambar’s life will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Lighthouse Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave. (Across from Tascosa High School football field.)

Ambar was a loving woman. Her love always felt honest. She was always the one to give. Ambar strived to be the one that people leaned on. She was a fierce-and-fiery woman. Ambar loved her family and family was her pride and joy. She prided herself on having a big family. Ambar brought so many together in life and continues to do so in death. She will always be remembered.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather.

Ambar will be remembered in love by her husband, Juan Guzman; her paternal grandparents, Eva and Martin Gomez; her maternal grandmother, Martha Montoya; her parents, Michael Gomez and Carlota Montoya; her children, Jordan McKee and wife Devon, Christian Birkenfeld, Auran Birkenfeld, Hayelan Birkenfeld, Theyodan Birkenfeld, and Neytiri Guzman, and two grandchildren, Xalicai McKee and Zariah McKee. She is also survived by her siblings, Yesenia Birkenfeld, Aaron Gomez, Montana Gomez and Michael Gomez, as well as her former husband, Larry Birkenfeld.


  1. Auran

    Everything with my mom was a great memory I love you mom.

  2. Mitzi ison

    Mija you were a beautiful person who would give the shirt off your back. I love you and miss you.

  3. Angel Ramos

    I love you, Ambar. You had the biggest heart for every one, so open and helpful. We’ll miss you so much!

  4. Juan-Neytiri Guzman

    My rock, My strength, My superwoman

  5. Devon

    You were the bright light in everyones life that we all needed. My favorite memory is you being there for the birth of Cai, I promise to keep your memory alive for him and your Z. You are so loved.

  6. Brissa P.

    I met you at the end of 2021. Eventhough we only got to know each other for a short amount of time. I truly loved you ❤. I’m blessed and grateful for the talks we had. Thank you for loving me the way you did.

    I won’t ever forget one of our last conversations we had in person. You told me life changes within an instant and to always live it to the fullest ✨?. You pushed me to continue my college degree no matter what. I will carry you in my heart as I go through my life . I love you forever and always .

  7. Jessica Miller

    I love you my beautiful friend. You were such an inspiration to me and many others. You are missed.

  8. Laura Monroy

    One of the kindest people and most beautiful souls I have ever met. Thank you for the beautiful memories. You will be missed.

  9. Pancha Gonzales

    One in a million, ambar’s compassion and love was extraordinary.. She always opened her home and heart to anyone.. I love you prima and you will always be in my heart forever love. But I will treasure and cherish you forever and the memories of you RIP Ambar

  10. Janie Ramos

    Beautiful and loving sweet Amber, may our heavenly Father shine his Grace on you,,may He surround you with His love,and welcome you into His Holy Paradise. Love your Tia Janie

  11. Chevii

    I spent so many of my summers as a child with you and the cousins. It was always so much being with you. You were such a giving person that never stopped giving it your all. Love you tia.

  12. Katherine Ramos

    You were and always will be an amazing and talented woman. Until we meet again my beautiful friend!! You’ll be truly missed, but you’ll never be forgotten! May you RIH! ????


    Ambar u were a beautiful strong woman who always challenged us to do better since u knew and seen the best in every on ,u always helped everyone w wat ever u could ur sweet smile n laughter ,our dances around ur house after amazing fun cookout w small circle of good friends will be missed we love u my beautiful wonderwomen

  14. Kelli Kel

    Ambar, idk where to start…. You were there when my Mom passed and when I had Kyron… you never gave up on me even when I gave up on myself… I’ve never in my life met a friend like you and will always and forever cherish every moment we had! When I moved every time I came to town I would make it a point to try and have lunch with you or at least see you for a minute! You made everybody’s day better! You were the light at a lot of peoples dark tunnels… I’ll forever hold you high! Love you lots my friend! And I DO ?

  15. Adriana

    You always will be an amazing and talented woman. Until we meet again my beautiful ❤️ You’ll be truly missed, but you’ll never be forgotten ??

  16. Yolanda Leamer

    Ambar, you will truly be missed. You helped me more than I think you understood… even though I’d tell you over and over. I’ll miss our great hugs. Fly high gorgeous ??

  17. Judy Miller

    I am so grateful to have known such a selfless and loving person in world full of darkness. Ambar was a such a. Beautiful soul. I will see you again , until that day, I love you ❤️

  18. Joselyn arce

    I am so grateful I got to meet such a sweet soul.Thank u for being the best motivator.??

  19. Cassie Massengill

    As I stare at all these beautiful pictures of you and everyone who loves you, my heart breaks a little more. Your heart was so big. I find solace that we have the best guardian Angel watching over all of us. I love you Ambar. Fly high baby girl.

  20. Angela Ortega

    I’ll forever be grateful for Aaron , for introducing such a beautiful person into my life .. you were such an amazing woman , who helped me in the times I needed the most. You never judged me, you were never ugly to me… You’ll forever be missed and always loved… I’ll cherish your beautiful face and personality for the rest of my life.. ?❤️

  21. Victoria valdez

    You are such an amazing woman, mother,wife. You will be sooooo missed. I hope your dancing with the angels ? we live you down here

  22. Jesus R

    So many memories with my sweet friend. I miss you and you will always be in my heart. I still can’t believe it but heaven just gained an amazing angel. You changed my life with your friendship for which I will be eternally grateful. I know you are smiling down as you see all your friends and family from up above. I love you Ambar!

  23. Jessi

    You are and forever will be such a sweet soul.

  24. Heather Le

    Your smile, beauty and kindness will never be forgotten. I was lucky enough to be your friend and will cherish what time we spent together ?
    Always & forever your friend in every lifetime we live together.
    Rest easy ?

  25. Christy & John Royce and Ayden Vetter

    15 years of being friends will never be long enough. You were such a bright light in all our lives. Thank you for always being there for us . We miss you dearly. My heart is broken ?. I love you girl… Until we see each other again my dear friend. Praying for all of the kids, Juan, and Larry during this hard transition.

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