The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Montana, Emma O.
Emma Olivia Montana - Huerfano World - April 29, 1993 - Emma Olivia Montana, 87, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 26, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1906 in Pueblo, after her birth the family moved to Dawson, NM, where she attended school through the seventh grade. After the death of her father, the family moved to Walsenburg where she met and married Jose Leon Montana in 1922. He died Jan. 28, 1993. Mrs. Montana was a faithful member of the Spanish Presbyterian Church and when able attended the Mennonite Church. She is survived by her son, Ernest Montana, Walsenburg; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Montana, Ernest Sr.
Ernest "Ernie" Montana Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Ernest "Ernie" Montana Sr., 76, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 18, 2005. Born Aug. 30, 1929. Preceded in death by parents, Emma and Leo Montana; son, Ernie Lee Montana Jr.; in-laws, Joe T. and Filomena Valdez. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Flora Montana; sons, Kirk Montana, Jamie (Tanya) Montana; and daughter, Sheryl (Ted) Pineda; grandchildren, Alicia (Larry), Emily (Stuart), Stephanie (Mitch) and Curtis Montana; his dog, Butchy Bear; and numerous relatives. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, Johnson-Romero Funeral Home, 525 Main St., Walsenburg, Colo. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery.

Montana, Jose Leon
Jose Leon Montana - Huerfano World - February 4, 1993 - Jose Leon Montana, 92, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 28, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center where he had been a patient. Born June 4, 1900, he worked for Gordon Coal Mine Company until 1963 then worked at odd jobs throughout the community. He married Emma Vigil in 1922. Mr. Montana was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife, Emma, Walsenburg; a son, Ernest, Walsenburg; a sister, Della Gomez, Pueblo; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, step-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Montanari, Jane J.
Jane J. Montanari - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2006 - Jane J. Montanari, 69, born June 5, 1937, passed away June 11, 2006. Preceded in death by her daughter, Dianna; parents, Charles and Greta Jones; brothers, Charlie and Don Jones; sisters, Betty and Pat; and grandson, Jason Garrett. Survived by her children, Jeff (Teresa) Garrett, Deanna Cornelius, Randy (Mary Lee) Garrett, Tim (Donna Jo) Garrett and Nancy (Wayne) Hyson; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews; former husband, Paul L. Montanari; and sisters, Mildred "Tootsie" Moore and Freda Johnson. At her request, cremation with no service.

Montanez, David Michael
David Michael Montanez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1986 - David Michael Montanez passed away Sept. 24, 1986. Survived by mother and father, Cynthia and Jesus Montanez; also survived by three brothers, Jacob, Levi, and Sam Montanez, all of Pueblo. Graveside service, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Garden of Babyland, at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1986, with the Rev. Kenneth Klopp of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran officiating.

Montanez-Flores, Rogelio
Rogelio Montanez-Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2001 - Rogelio Montanez-Flores, infant, went to be with the Lord June 17, 2001. Born June 6, 2001, Pueblo. Survived by parents, Rogelio and Araceli Montanez of Pueblo. Mass of the Angels, 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, Colo.

Montano, Alice
Alice (Escolastica) Vigil Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Alice (Escolastica) Vigil Montano, born on April 24, 1923, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Montano; and her parents, George and Gregorita Vigil. Survived by her children, Vivian (Richard) Armijo, Anita (Clark) Nielsen, Frank (Roberta) Montano, Manuel (Denise) Montano and Ernie (Paula) Montano; grandchildren, Ricky Armijo, Nicole, Angela, Andrew, Christopher, Catherine Nielsen, Melissa, Victoria, Frank (Janell), Lee Montano, Roberta (Robert) Russell, Emily (David) Dagenais, Sherrise, Jordan Montano, Adrienne and Jaimi Montano; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred (Bernardino) Sanchez; brother-in-law, Ruben Montano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice devoted her life to caring for her family and to the children entrusted to her in day care. She was a faithful servant to God and to the Claremont S.D.A. Church which she loved dearly. Alice joyfully served as a deaconess. She loved to learn and attended several church seminars and participated in many Ingathering Services to help her church. She especially enjoyed singing in church and reading and studying her Scriptures. She was kind and generous to everyone. Her door was always open and her table was always set. She loved feeding anyone who visited. She also enjoyed drawing and writing poetry. Special thanks to Pastor B.W. Mann, her beloved spiritual leader, Anita Nielsen, who lovingly cared for her at home, Dr. Rendler, Victoria Acosta and the nurses who cared for her in the hospital. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Worship and celebration, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Claremont S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave. Family will receive friends and family following celebration service in the church fellowship hall. Interment, 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends for dinner and fellowship following the service at S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave.

Montano, Anglina D.
Anglina D. Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1999 - Anglina D. Montano, 65, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 17, 1999. Born Dec. 4, 1933, in La Cebolovia, N.M. Preceded in death by one son, Manuel Montano; her parents, Jose A. and Isabelita Herrera; one sister, Jean Chavez; and granddaughter, Jessica Raeanna Vigil. Survived by her loving husband, Orlando Manuel Montano of Santa Rosa, N.M.; children, Angie Vigil, Ruth Garcia and Elizabeth Montano, all of Pueblo; step-sons, Joey Montano, Charlie Montano and Floyd Montano, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers, Jose Herrera, Saudi Arabia, and Tony Pacheco, Espanola, N.M.; sisters, Linda Pacheco, Ogden, Utah, Julia DeMoss, Meyer, Ariz., and Tessie Atencio, Espanola, N.M.; grandchildren, Ray Vigil, Joseph Vigil, Jose Garcia, Vicente Garcia, Adam Vigil and Gabe Vigil; great-grandchildren, Ashlee Montano, Justina Vigil, Angelo and Dakota Peltier. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Thomas Hinni, CM, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Funeral Home after the interment.

Montano, Crystal
Crystal Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2003 - Crystal Montano, 24, of Santa Fe, N.M., went home to be with the Lord March 24, 2003. Born on June 30, 1978, in Santa Fe, N.M. Survived by Carlos Sanchez; daughter, Denaya A. Sanchez; parents, Leonard (Tessie) Montano, Stella Romero; grandparents, James and Camilla Armijo, Lupe Montano, Margie Quintana; brothers, Daniel, Leonard, Nathan; sisters, Monica, Victoria; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and many friends. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and funeral service, 3 p.m. both on Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Montano, Deloy Albert
Deloy Albert Montano - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Rosary recitation Friday 7:15 p.m. St. Leander's Church. Funeral services Saturday 9:30 a.m. from church, military honors will be conferred by Ent Air Base, Colorado Springs, at graveside. Gate of Heaven section. Roselawn Cemetery. Friends wishing to meet family will call at our chapel following Rosary service. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Montano, Emilina
Emilina Montano - Huerfano World - January 9, 1992 - Funeral services for Emilina Montano, 82, of Walsenburg were Wednesday and today from Boies Almont Chapel. Mrs. Montano died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center where she had been a patient since November. Born June 20, 1909, in Rouse, she attended school there. On Aug. 29, 1926, she married Jake Montano who died in 1983. Two brothers, Wiley Martinez and Ben Martinez preceded her in death. Survivors include a brother-in- law, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Montano, Florentina
Florentina Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Florentina Montano, 86, born March 1, 1920, in Las Vegas, N.M., and passed away June 20, 2006, at her home. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Jose and Carlota Lucero; her husband, Juan B. Montano in 1972; a son, Tony Montano in 1968. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Legion of Mary. Mrs. Montano is survived by her children, John Montano, Priscilla (Jose) Martinez, George J. Montano, Evangeline (Ed) Gonzales, Robert (Renee) Montano; a sister, Ignacita Lucero; two brothers, Arturo Lucero and Ramon (Elena) Lucero; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Uju Patrick Okeahialam CSSp as celebrant; both services St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montano, Frank Claudio
Frank Claudio Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2000 - Frank Claudio Montano, 80, born Dec. 3, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior Feb. 12, 2000. Survived by wife of 47 years, Alice E. Montano; children, Vivian (Richard) Armijo, Anita (Clark) Nielsen, Frank (Roberta) Montano, Manuel (Denise) Montano and Ernie (Paula) Montano; grandchildren, Ricky Armijo, Nicole, Angela, Andrew, Christopher, Catherine Nielsen, Roberta, Melissa, Victoria, Frank, Lee Montano, Emily (David) Dagenais, Sherrise, Jordan Montano, Adrienne and Jaimi Montano; five great-grandchildren; brother, Ruben Montano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Veteran of the U.S. Army, Frank served in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. He served as a foster grandparent at the Boys and Girls Club, Head Start and PRC. He was very active in the human and civil rights movements, was influential in politics and was a caring and compassionate man. He loved working on cars, enjoyed cooking, watching boxing and wrestling. Frank most enjoyed the time he shared playing, teaching and taking special walks with his grandchildren. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Honors to be presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends for dinner and fellowship following interment at the LDS Church Hall.

Montano, Georgia
Georgia Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2004 - Georgia Montano, age 52, passed away Feb. 15, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 15, 1951, in La Junta. Georgia is survived by her children, Lori Montano (Glen Morgan) and Tony Montano, both of Pueblo; her mother, Loyola Casias Montano Estrada of Rocky Ford; sister, Kathy (Randy) Vigil-Frein of Colorado Springs; brother, Freddie (Eduvijes) Montano of La Junta; grandchildren, Andrea Santistevan, Jaylon Morgan and Xayvion Morgan. She was preceded in death by her father, Cepriano Montano; and a sister, Pearl Montano. She loved to sew and knit and she loved shopping. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo with the Rev. Bill Huber officiating.

Montano, Jose Nick
Jose Nick Montano - Huerfano World - May 20, 1999 - Jose Nick Montano, 75, of Farisita, died May 17, 1999 in Pueblo. He is survived by one niece, Marlyn Falsetta of Pueblo. Graveside service will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Montano Family Cemetery in Farisita. Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Jose Nick Montano, of Farisita, Colo. Graveside service, Friday, 10 a.m. at the Montano Family Cemetery, Farisita, Colo.

Montano, Manuelita G.
Manuelita G. Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1999 - Manuelita G. Montano, 81, former resident of Pueblo, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Manuelita Gomez was born in Antonito, Colo., May 20, 1918. She married Deloy Montano on Jan. 18, 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Montano were parents to 12 children. A graduate of University of Southern Colorado, Mrs. Montano received degrees in Spanish and bilingual education. She was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church and the altar and rosary society. She had a lifelong commitment to her family and was active in the Democratic Party. Mrs. Montano moved to Denver in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Montano; and three children, Cleo, Albert and Ted Montano. She is survived by her children, Connie Olson, Denver, Norbert Lee Montano (Delores), Denver, Michael J. Montano (Trish), Denver, Karen Belke, Atlanta, Ga., Windi Cornier (Hector), Denver, Richard Mel Montano, Pueblo, Murri Bishop (Andy), Denver, Christine Heimburger (John), Houston, Texas, and Catherine Kohr (Steve), Denver. She is also survived by two sisters, Connie Gallegos and Stella Hough; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999. There also will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leander Catholic Church on Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at 11 a.m., Pueblo, Colo. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo following the Pueblo service. Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo. 80246.

Montano, Pilar
Pilar Montano - Family Submission - April 27, 2007 - Pilar Montano formally of Walsenburg, Colorado has passed away on April 22, 2007 in Erie, Colorado. He has married Viola Meehen. Pilar leaves behind 2 

Montano, Thell John
Thell John Montano - Huerfano World - January 14, 1993 - Graveside service was Monday in Montano Family Cemetery in Farisita for Thell John Montano, 66, of Walsenburg. Mr. Montano died Jan. 8, 1993, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo after a brief illness. Born in Farisita July 15, 1926, he entered the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe where he suffered disabling wounds. When he returned to the United States he became a self-employed painter. He married the former Martha Valdez in Walsenburg, June 16, 1973. Mr. Montano was a member of VFW Post #39, Pueblo and the Star of David Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha, Walsenburg; children, Marilyn Falsetta, Pueblo, Susan Gilbert and Anna Gilbert, both of Chickasha, OK, and Joseph Martinez, Pueblo; a sister, Clara Quintana and a brother, Nick Montano, both of Farisita, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Montano, Thelma N.
Thelma N. Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Thelma N. Montano, 91, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother was received by our Lord on March 25, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andres and Pablita (Padilla) Mascarenas; her husband, Edward S. Montano; son, Gene Montano; granddaughter, Lucia S. Martinez; and siblings, Soloman, Lawrence and Inez Mascarenas. She is survived by her children, Louis Montano, Sally Martinez, Maxine (Tony) Aguero and daughter-in-law, Frances Montano of Pueblo, Andy (Jessie) Montano, and Larry (Gen) Montano of Denver. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thelma was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Because of her beautiful soprano voice and her husband's talented guitar playing, they were in great demand for their entertaining at many charity events and also sang on radio station KDZA in the late 1930s. They were among the recipients of the Pueblo Music Award for 2001. At her request, no viewing and cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Family and friends will be received at the Parish Mediterranean Hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society. Thelma was a breast cancer survivor for more than 28 years.

Montano-Martinez, Lillie
Lillie Montano-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Lillie Montano-Martinez, joined our Lord on Oct. 11, 2002 in Pueblo, Colo. Born April 27, 1931, in Mora County, N.M., to Juan and Fidencia Garcia, who preceded her along with one sister and four brothers. Survived by her loving husband of nine years, Pat Martinez; children, Joann (Dan) Danielson, Judy (Aurelio Heredia) Montano and Ray (Diana Romero) Montano; grandchildren, Jesse (Krista), Jacob (Vicki), Jennifer (Josh), Shane (Raquelle), Raymond, and Elisia; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Phil (Bernice), Sylver (Cecilia), Gilbert (Irma) and Bennie Garcia; sisters-in-law, Nora Trujillo, Jennie Maestas, Genivive Martinez; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Angels.

Montelongo, Cristobal
Cristobal Montelongo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1986 - Cristobal Montelongo, affectionately known as "Papa," 1121 Spruce, departed this life Dec. 24, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for many years, Mr. Montelongo was born Aug. 11, 1909, in Douglas, Ariz. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed all sports that the Montelongo family participated in softball, basketball, and football. Predeceased by his parents, Celestina "Moma Tina" Montelongo in 1977, Domingo "Papa" Montelongo in 1986; brother, Luz Montelongo in 1986; mother-in-law, Guadalupe DeLeon in 1982. He leaves to celebrate his life his beloved wife, Victoria Montelongo of the home; children, Sally (Dale) Natividad, Fair Oaks, Calif., Lupe (Roberto) Beltran, Christine (James) Jimenez and Eleanor Gutierrez, all of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Mary (Raymond) Martinez, Swink, Delores (George) Solorazano, Jennie (Don) Hood, Henry Montelongo, Albert (Rudy) Montelongo, Domingo Jr. (Sadie) Montelongo, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Chris, Bobby, Kim and Victoria Beltram, Michelle Linton, Dale Natividad, Lance and Dezi Gutierrez, Julie and Emily Jimenez; great-grandchild, Steve Linton Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends. Family rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Raymond Grimes celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Montelongo, Domingo Sr.
Domingo Montelongo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1986 - Domingo Montelongo Sr., 102, affectionately known as "Papa", departed this life July 13, 1986, at the Pueblo Manor. A Pueblo resident since 1915. He was born Aug. 4, 1883, in San Juan De Los Lagos Jalisco, Mexico. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Celestina "Mama Tina” Montelongo, May 20, 1977, and his first son, Luz Guerrero Montelongo, April 29, 1986. Survived by his children, Chris (Victoria) Montelongo, Henry Montelongo, Domingo Jr. (Sadie) Montelongo, Albert (Ruby) Montelongo, Delores (George) Solorazano, Jennie (Don) Hood, Connie Guerrero, all of Pueblo; Maria (Raymond) Martinez, Swink. Also survived by two nieces, Eloida Mejia, Kansas City, Kan.; and Connie Martinez, Denver; 58 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, 49 great-great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Robert L. Sullivan, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1512 E Routt.

Montelongo, Luz Guerrero
Luz Guerrero Montelongo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 1986 - Luz Guerrero Montelongo, 615 E. Routt, departed this life April 29, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1936. He was born May 18, 1905, in Douglas, Ariz. He married the former Mary Hernandez April 17, 1926, in Pueblo. She preceded him in death on March 19, 1982, as did his mother, Celestina "Moma Tina" Montelongo on May 20, 1977, and daughter, Sally Montelongo Cooper on Oct. 25, 1978. Mr. Montelongo retired from CF&I Steel Corp., and was a member of Local 2102 and Our Lady of the Assumption Church. He was an exceptional billiard pool player and recently won a trophy in the Senior Citizens Tourney. He enjoyed dancing and watching the local softball games, as well as other sports. He always looked forward to family gatherings. Be it wedding or birthday, he was the life of the party. Survivors include his father, Domingo Montelongo Sr., Pueblo; children, Pete Montelongo, Pauline (Lupe) De Nava, all of Denver, Lupe (Monte) Montez, Mary (Claude) Jasper, Luz Montelongo Jr., Julia Quintana, Hank (Liz) Montelongo, Frank (Arlene) Montelongo, Jenny (Dave) Arellano, Helen Montelongo, Margaret (Nick) Cedillo, all of Pueblo, Monica (Gilbert) Rivera, Mary (Doug) Anschutz, all of Denver, Patty (Manfred) Burmann, of Benicia, Calif., Joseph Montelongo, Fort Collins; four brothers, Cristobal (Victoria) Montelongo, Henry Montelongo, Domingo (Sadie) Montelongo Jr., Albert (Ruby) Montelongo; four sisters, Delores (George) Solorzano, Jenny (Don) Hood, Connie Guerrero, all of Pueblo, Mary (Ray) Martinez, La Junta; 44 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mass of the Resurrection, 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Sullivan, S. J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1013 Cedar.

Montelongo, Ruby
Ruby Montelongo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2004 - Ruby Montelongo, born April 30, 1929, in Trinchera, Colo., passed away on June 10, 2004. Preceded in death by her mother, Peligrina Whatley; father, Vincente Rodriguez; mother- and father-in-law, Domingo and Celestina Montelongo; brothers, Pete Rodriguez, Esequiel, Gilbert, and Leroy Whatley. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Albert Montelongo; children, Diana, Eddie (Debbie), Steve, Albert (Chrystina); 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Gregg and Florence Whatley; brother, William Whatley; sisters-in-law, Isabelle Rodriguez and Carmen Whatley; and numerous in-laws on the Montelongo side. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Montelongo, Victoria
Victoria Montelongo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Victoria Montelongo, 91, departed this life peacefully at her home with all of her children and grandchildren gathered in love and respect to witness her transition on Nov. 18, 2002. Mrs. Montelongo was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Valparaiso, Mexico, to the union of Nicolas and Guadalupe (Santos) DeLeon. Her parents preceded her in death; also her husband, Cristobal Montelongo; son-in-law, Jim Jimenez; two brothers, James and Rosendo "Roach" DeLeon; a sister, Mary Torres; father- and mother-in-law, Domingo Sr. and Celestina "Mama Tina" Montelongo; other in-laws, Rose DeLeon, Luz Montelongo, Henry Montelongo, Dolores and George Solorzano, Raymond Martinez, Mary Montelongo and Jose Guerrero. She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters, Sally Natividad, Lupe (Bob) Beltran, Eleanor Gutierrez, Christine "Kitty" Jimenez; special niece, Nancy (Jim) McDonnell; grandchildren, Chris (Andrea) Beltran, Michelle Linton, Bobby Beltran, Kim (Andres) Cura, Lance Gutierrez, Dale Natividad, Dezi Gutierrez, Julie DeHerrera, Emily Jimenez and Vicky Beltran; great-grandchildren, Steven Linton, Kevin Linton, Taylor DeHerrera, Mia Beltran, Audrey Gutierrez, Paloma Cura, Jackson Shedd; four brothers, Fred (Rosemary) DeLeon, Joe DeLeon, Nick (Paz) DeLeon and Frank (Josephine) DeLeon; in-laws, Mary Martinez, Jennie (Don) Hood, Domingo (Sadie) Montelongo, Albert (Ruby) Montelongo, Connie Guerrero and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. "Granny" lived her life in faith and service to others. The children she raised, the sick for whom she cared, and especially the friends and family strengthened and protected by her endless regimen of prayer. Her 91 years touched countless lives in countless ways. She did more than nourish our bodies with her food and comfort our tears with her hugs. She instilled in us a legacy which endures long after the taste of her menudo fades and the warmth of her hug cools. Hers is a legacy of serving others which has fostered generations of people who help people. Her progeny boasts teachers, administrators, social workers, accountants, salespersons, mentors, laborers, and all other types of industry imaginable. But the common thread that binds those she has influenced is the idea that service to others is the greatest gift one can give back to God for all the blessings he so graciously bestows upon us. We love you Granny and our gift to you is the promise to care for each other the way you spent every minute of your life caring for us. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services at Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Leonard Racki, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Montera, Adenzio Lawrence
Adenzio Lawrence Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 1986 - Adenzio Lawrence Montera of 1227 Elm, April 4, 1986. Born Jan. 17, 1898, in Lucia, Sicily. Husband of Accursina Giarratano Montera. Father of Ralph (Rose) Montera, Pueblo; Lillian Martelaro, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Cecil (Barbara) Montera, Littleton, Colo.; and Catherine Kay Montera, who passed away Feb. 28, 1944. Grandfather of Cathy Montera, John (Judy) Montera, Ken (Bonnie) Montera, Sam Martelaro, Sharon (Mike) Young, Lisa (Kelly) Sigler, Charles Montera, and Suzette Montera. Survived also by six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his very special, devoted friend, Anne Cuchiara of Pueblo. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Sam Martelaro; brothers, Frank and Phillip Montera, and a sister, Rosario Laurcella. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish; Christopher Columbus Lodge of Pueblo; and the CF&I Retired Men's Club, USWA Local 2102. Mr. Montera retired in 1967 from the CF&I open hearth after 45 years of employment. Services, Mount Carmel Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn.

Montera, Beverly Ann
Beverly Ann Montera – Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1998 - Beverly Ann Montera, 66, passed away Nov. 27, 1998, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker and a real estate broker. Visitation is scheduled for today from 3 to 8 p.m. and services will be Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. A will be held in Pueblo at a future date. Beverly was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She married Carlo J. Montera on May 16, 1953. Survivors include her husband, Carlo- children, Carl J. (Evelyn) Montera of New Market, Md., Joan E. Maldonado of Houston, Texas, Judy A. (Paul) Danielson of Alpha Retta, Ga.- five grandchildren, Amanda N. Maldonado, Eric Maldonado, Lauren Danielson, Kristin Montera and Paige Danielson. Beverly was a member of the Houston Bay Area Republican Women and district chairman of the Republican Party, El Paso County Republican Women's Club and behind the scene supporter of the Republican Party. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., No. 100, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80909.

Montera, Cecil
Cecil Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 81, passed away March 23, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and Frank Montera; brothers-in-law, Sam Buffalo and John Mulay; and special friend, John Incerto. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Sylvia; brother, Ralph (Josephine) Montera of San Pedro, Calif.; sisters, Catherine Buffalo and Faye Mulay, both of Pueblo, and Lee (Al) Lanci of Huntington Beach, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; special friend, Barbara Incerto and his beloved Maddie. Cecil was a decorated World War II veteran and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Memorial Mass Monday, 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church Hall. Family will receive friends at the family home.

Montera, Lucy
Lucy Montera - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – September 11, 2003 - Lucy Montera, age 97, passed away on September 10. She was born on August 2, 1906 to Joseph and Louise DeLuca in Delagua, Colorado. She was united in marriage on June 8, 1924 to Pete Montera. Together they resided in Delagua and Trinidad all of their lives. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved and cherished the time with her "babies". Lucy was a master baker. She made wonderful bread, pies (apple), cakes, etc. along with ravioli, gnocchi and lasagna (all the traditional Italian foods). She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and creating a loving home. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete, son Charles Anthony and numerous sisters and brothers. She is survived by son Frank (Kendel) Montera, Calif., daughter Rosemary Iuppa, Trinidad, brothers Joe DeLuca, Arvada, Frank (Betty) DeLuca, Trinidad, grandchildren LouAnn (Joe) Dekleva, Regina (Dennis) Ingram, Kris (Rich) Jackson, Dennis (Ilona) Montera, Pete (Dena) Montera, great-grandchildren Cara (Ed) McLean, Gregor Dekleva, Jaime & Jenna Ingram, Andrew, Trevor & Taylor Jackson, Marena Montera, Tristan Montera and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation on Sunday, September 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. and September 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service on Monday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel with interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 1302 Nevada, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Lucy Montera has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Montera, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Williams Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Rose Marie Williams Montera, 74, of Pueblo, Colo., born on March 25, 1928, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2002. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Ralph Montera; children, Cathy Montera, John (Judy) Montera, Ken (Bonnie) Montera; grandchildren, Nick, Beth, Michael, Brien and Laura Montera; and special family member, Ginny Burger. Also survived by her sisters, Virginia (Roy) Stahl, Mary Sue (Ed) Shoemaker and JoAnn Handley; sisters-in-law, Lillian Martelaro and Barbara Montera; brother in-law, Cecil Montera; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Williams; infant sister, Frances Williams; sister, Kristine Salvo; stepmother, Mary Williams. Rose was a member of Christ the King Parish. She was a medical histologist at Parkview Hospital for 26 years. She enjoyed working in her yard, cooking, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and her precious dog, Spanky. Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family and friends meant the world to her. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Roselawn Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Christ the King. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Mausoleum.

Montera, Stacy Ann
Stacy Ann White Capps Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2000 - Stacy Ann White Capps Montera, 51, passed away July 17, 2000. Survived by her husband, David Montera; son, Nicholas Capozzola; parents, Jerry and Pat White, all of Pueblo; brother, Rodney (Pilar) White; sisters, Dianna White and Sally Rae (Ben) Weigel; mother- and father-in-law, Frank and Angelina Montera; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law; and great-niece. Also survived by special friends, Kathy Heintz, Erline Root, Barbara Root and Georgia Dabney; the wonderful people at Sangre de Cristo Hospice; many students and her pet, Nichi. Born Sept. 2, 1948, in Pueblo. She attended Bradford, Ben Franklin and Belmont Elementary Schools, Heaton Junior High and East High School. She went on to further her education at Pueblo Junior College, U.S.C. and gained her master's degree at Leslie College. Stacy taught at Elizabeth, Colo., South and Centennial High Schools in Pueblo and Freed Middle School in Pueblo. Stacy volunteered much time to District 60; she was the volunteer choir director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor, drama director, talent show director, speech and debate coach, Angel Tree Ministries volunteer and a Seven Century Singer. Stacy also sponsored the Teen Outreach program at Centennial. She loved traveling, reading, attending musicals and plays and friendships. She was a trooper with a good sense of humor, like her dad, and an outgoing spirit which she used whenever possible, appropriate and sometimes when it wasn't. Her favorite vegetable was Twinkies. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until noon Thursday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with Rev. Ken Butcher and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Cremation will follow at Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Montera, Susie
Susie Giarratano Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - Susie Giarratano Montera, age 94, born April 27, 1905, in Lucca, Sicily, passed away Jan. 4, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Adenzio Lawrence Montera. Survived by her children, Ralph (Rose) Montera, Pueblo, Colo., Lillian Martelaro, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Cecil Montera, Littleton, Colo. Grandmother of Cathy Montera, John (Judy) Montera, Ken (Bonnie) Montera, Sharon (Ken) Hedges, Lisa (Kelley) Segiler, Charles Montera and Suszette (Jessie) Smith. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded also in death by her daughter, Catherine Montera, and son-in-law, Sam Martelaro. Mrs. Montera was a member of Mt. Carmel Church where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Montera, Sylvia Irene
Sylvia Irene Montera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2005 - Sylvia Irene Montera, 86, born Oct. 19, 1919, passed away Dec. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lillie Mitchell; her husband, Cecil S. Montera, brothers Floyd Mitchell, Othie Mitchell, Odes Mitchell and Marvin Mitchell; and sisters-in-law, Elsie Mitchell and Goldie Mitchell. Survived by sisters-in-law, Dolly Mitchell, Faye Mulay and Lee (Al) Lanci; brother-in-law, Ralph (Jo) Montera; great-great niece, Maddie Colarelli; and numerous other nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Catherine and Sam Buffalo; and brother-in-law, John Mulay. At her request cremation with a memorial Mass to be held on Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., Christ the King Church.

Montes, Eloisa
Eloisa (Elsie) Montes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1986 - Eloisa (Elsie) Montes was born June 11, 1911, in Pueblo, and passed away Jan. 28, 1986, having lived her entire life here. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Sandoval and Eufamia Mondragon. She was a member of the Sociedad de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. She celebrated 55 years of married life to Joe Montes. Mother of Virginia Armijo, Joe "Eddie" (Dora) Montes Jr., Guadalupe R. (Stella) Montes, Timothy (Minnie) Montes, and Barbara (Augustine) Sena. Sister of Adelina Chavez and sister-in-law of Beatrice Jacob and Rita Martin. She is survived also by 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services at Mt. Carmel Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 3721 Lancaster Drive.

Montes, Joe
Joe Montes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1986 - Joe Montes was born Aug. 15, 1904, and passed away July 18, 1986. A lifelong Pueblo resident, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, on Jan. 28, 1986. Father of Virginia Armijo, Joe "Eddie" (Dora) Montes Jr., Guadalupe R. (Stella) Montes, Timothy (Minnie) Montes, and Barbara (Augustine) Sena. He had 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Brother of Beatrice Jacobo of Hay ward, Calif., and Rita Martin of Las Vegas, Nev. Brother-in-law of Adelina Chavez. Services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The family will greet friends at 3721 Lancaster Drive.

Montes, Rita
Rita (Pacheco) Montes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2004 - Rita (Pacheco) Montes, 58, departed this life Feb. 16, 2004 - in Midland, Texas. Born June 3, 1945 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents Phillip and Adela Pacheco, and brothers Teddy and Ernie Pacheco; sisters Dora Montes and Mercy Valdez. Survived by husband Marco Montes; daughter Kristy Murillo; son Marco Montes Jr.; brother Phillip (Marie) Pacheco; sisters Jenny (John) Jimenez, Vickie Pacheco and Roberta (Mike) Esquibel; 2 grandsons; 2 grand-daughters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 - at Holy Family Church, 10:30a.m., 2827 Lakeview Ave.

Monteville, Sophia G.
Sophia G. Monteville - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Sophia G. Monteville, age 103, passed away April 24, 1999. Survived by her niece, Patricia Cover of Pueblo, Colo.- nephew, Edward (Nancy) Smith of New Hampshire- as well as numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one niece. Sophia served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Relief, retiring as a Lt. Commander. She lived in Pueblo for the past five years to be near her family and was a member of the Retired Officers' Association. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 3 p.m., St. Pius X Church, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Tuesday, May 4, 1999, 10 a.m., St. Mary's Evergreen Park, Chicago, Ill.

Montez, Aaron
Aaron Montez - Huerfano World - June 15, 1989 - Aaron Montez, 76, died at his home in San Dimas, CA, May 29, 1989. The oldest child born to Solome Montez and Nancy King, Mr. Montez lived in Gardner and Walsenburg, graduating from Huerfano County High School in 1931. He left for California in the early 1940s, where he was in the insurance business. Mr. Montez is survived by two brothers, Alonzo Montez and Joffree Montez; and two sisters, Eva Carrari and Minnie Swanson, all of California; two daughters and one son, also of California; and many cousins in the Walsenburg area.

Montez, Aumont
Aumont "Monte" Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Aumont "Monte" Montez, 72. Born Sept. 11, 1926, in Gardner, entered God's Kingdom July 26, 1999, in Pueblo Monte retired from the former Dana Corp. He was a brother of the Silver State Lodge No. 95. He was a retired accountant owner operator of Monte's Tax and Bookkeeping Service, and Monte's Senate Bar. He loved Pueblo and its people, and said he enjoyed working for them and helping with their various papers and books. Monte loved all sporting events, both local and national. He always had season tickets for the Denver Broncos, and was looking forward to the new stadium. receded in death by his parents, Estanislao and Amanda Pino Montez- his beloved wife, Vicki Montelongo Montez, in 1996- brother, Jack Montez- sons, Anthony "Tony" Montez, and Daniel Montez. Monte leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Paul (Diane) Montez, Mark (Kelly) Montez, Victor (Valrie) Montez, John (Rita) Montez, Joseph (Liz)Montez, Jason Montez, Loretta (Tom) Ruble, Bernadette (Bill) Meeks, Valrie(Julian) Casados, Barbara (Mike) Martinez, Christine (Kenny) Sisneros, Jennifer (Terrell) Williams, Monte Montez Jr., and Eileen Montez- siblings, Tony Montez, John Montez, Benji Montez, Doral (Paul) Figueroa, Gloria (Phil)Silva, Toni Gutierrez, Erica Montez- 30 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special lifelong friends, Tony and Dolores Herrera, Luz and Mary Montelongo and the entire family. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Chapel. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni CM, celebrant. Interment beside his beloved wife at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Hall of St. Francis Church following the burial rites.

Montez, Cora
Cora Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Cora Montez, 85, of Boone, departed this life May 17, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born March 17, 1921, in Avondale, to the union of Augustine and Flora Algien-Autobee, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by her husband, Guadalupe Montez; daughters, Lillian Chavez and DeAnna Montez; and grandsons, Jason and Jared Montez. Cora was a member of the Autobee and Montez Club. She enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family and watching the Broncos. She was also very active in her church and The Altar and Rosary Society of both Boone and Avondale. Cora is survived by her children, Jeanette (Dan) Montez, Susan Baca, Sonny (Gloria) Montez, Diana Marquez, Valerie (James) Montez, Guadalupe (Toni) Montez Jr., Dwayne (Rhonda) Montez and Wayne (Tina) Montez. Son-in-law, Orley Chavez; sister, Dorothy Romero; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Interment, Saint Vrain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association in memory of Cora through the funeral home office.

Montez, Erminda G.
Erminda G. "Ermie" Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2000 - Erminda G. "Ermie" Montez, 79, departed this life Oct. 19, 2000, at University Park Care Center. Born July 9, 1921, in Ancho, N.M. She worked in food service for Pueblo Army Depot, past member of AGIF of Pueblo, the Moose Lodge, Circle Sewing Club of Lady of Mount Carmel. Before failing health, Ermie was active in bowling, swimming, baseball, crocheting and also an SRDA volunteer. In the 1950s Ermie operated with her husband Albert a "Mom and Pop" Montez Grocery Store in the smelter district of Pueblo. She also owned and operated Ermie's Cafe, which was located in the 300 block of Northern Ave. in the Bessemer district. Preceded in death by her parents, Leandro and Erlinda (Lucero) Gonzales; sister, Virginia Martinez; brothers, Rudy and Lee Gonzales; sister-in-law, Caroline Gonzales; and grandson, Lonnie Montez Sr. Survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Albert Montez; children, Peter James (Valrie) Montez, Mountain Home, Idaho, Leroy J. (Virginia) Montez, Pueblo, Sarah J. Montez Valdez, Temecula, Calif.; siblings, Joe (Lupe) Gonzales, Arvada, Colo., Cedric Gonzales, and Arcy Herrera, both of Pueblo, Ida (Hector) Huertas, Killeen, Texas; in-laws, James Martinez, Emma Gonzales, Esther Gonzales; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. John R. Waters, S.J., and Rev. Paul Montez, O.S.B., co-celebrants. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 30634 Highway 50 East. Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2000 - Erminda G. "Ermie" Montez. Also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Gilbert Herrera. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Montez, Fedelina
Fedelina Montez - Huerfano World - July 2, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Fedelina Montez, deceased 18 years ago, June 26, 1974. - Verse - Sadly missed by Stella, Chas, Mary and family.

Montez, Frances
Frances Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2001 - Frances Montez, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 2001. Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Rataplain, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, John C. Montez; son, Eddie Montez; parents, Bonifacio and Cruzita Trujillo; and son-in-law, Walter Bernal. Survived by children, Mary (Phil) Velasquez, Denver, Lupe (Charlie) Wilson, Pueblo, Bonifacio Trujillo, Kingston, Ariz., Juanita (Phil) Arellano, Pueblo, John (Caroline) Montez Jr., Dacono, Colo., Robert (Liz) Montez, Pueblo, Albert (Loretta) Montez, Pueblo, Felix (Patricia) Montez, Pueblo, Julian (Kelly) Montez, Longmont, Christopher (Adella) Montez, Denver and Frances T. Montez, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Vasquez, Ramona (Lawrence) Esquivel, Inez Martinez, Mary (Bill) Murray and Connie (Leroy) Trujillo; and brother, Barny Castro. Also survived by 36 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Pastor Acosta Guerrero officiating. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall in Pueblo after the interment.

Montez, Gabriel Sr.
Gabriel Montez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Gabriel Montez Sr., 36, of Pueblo, went to his heavenly home on Feb. 19, 2003. Born March 7, 1966, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his brother, Jay Montez; and sister, Annette Montez. Survived by his beloved wife, Peggy Montez; sons, Gabriel Montez Jr., Joseph Montez; goddaughter, Jaylynn Montez; parents, Joseph and Erma Montez; sisters and brothers, Patricia (Eddie) Padilla, Diana Montez, Mark (Denise) Montez, Joseph (Lillian) Montez, Conrad (Nancy) Montez, Christopher (Yvette) Montez, Matthew (Rebecca) Montez, Andrew Montez, Gerald Montez; parents-in-law, Lloyd and Susan Mondragon; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Jeannie) Mondragon, Leonard (Tracy) Mondragon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Family also will be received prior to service at 1901 Euclid or 3728 Lancaster. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Gabriel Montez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Gabriel Montez Sr., 36. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Lloyd Mondragon Jr. Viewing, will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today, vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montez, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2003 - Guadalupe Montez, 87, departed this life Jan. 24, 2003, at University Care Center. Born July 9, 1915, in Mosquero, N.M., he was a retired construction worker. Preceded in death by his parents, Cresencio and Juanita (Cordova) Montez; daughters, Lillian Montez Chavez, Deanna Montez; sister, Frances Montez; brothers, Faustino, Joe and Benia Montez; grandchildren, Jason and Jarod Montez. Survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Cora Algien Montez; children, Jeannette (Dan Dasler) Montez, Susan Baca, Ronald (Gloria) Montez, Diana Marquez, Valerie (James) Montez, Guadalupe (Toni) Montez Jr., Dwayne (Rhonda) Montez, Wayne (Tina) Montez; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Mr. Montez was a member of the Montez and Autobee Clubs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and watching baseball, basketball and football sporting events. Both services Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Monday. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Father Maurice O. Gallagher Celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Montez, Isaac A.
Isaac A. "Ike" Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2005 - Isaac A. "Ike" Montez, 68, born March 26, 1936, in Boone, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at the family home with his family gathered to witness his transition. Ike is preceded in death by his parents, Martin B. and Edna (Avalos) Montez; and a baby brother, Alvin Montez. Survived by his beloved wife, Lilian Armijo Montez, together they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November 2004; children, Father Paul Montez, O.S.B., Monte (Melinda) Montez, Renee (James) Murillo, Therese Montez (Steve Benavidez), Elvin Ward "Hoss" Montez, (Ellen Ensinger); 10 grandchildren, Vicente, Miranda, Marina and Montana Murillo, Brandis, Monte and Tiana Montez, Harley Montez, Heracio and Isaac Benavidez; his little dog, Angel; a sister, Mona (Dennis) Barela; two brothers, Fernando (Minerva) Montez, Ben (Joyce) Montez; brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Adeline) Armijo; numerous other relatives and friends. Ike was a self-employed trucker, often loaning his semis to be used in the Fiesta Day Parades, of which he was a committee member for many years. Rosary vigil, 9:45 a.m. Thursday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Father Paul Montez, O.S.B., as celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment in the family plot at St. Vrain Cemetery.

Montez, Jasper
Jasper Montez - Huerfano World - July 2, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Jasper Montez, deceased 29 years. - Verse - Sadly missed by Stella, Chas, Mary and family.

Montez, Jay E.
Jay E. Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1997 - Jay E. Montez, 28, of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 24, 1997. Born on Oct. 3, 1969, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by sister, Annette Montez. Survived by his wife, Michelle V. Montez of Pueblo- son, Jay Anthony Montez Jr. of Pueblo- daughters, Jamie Lee Chavez, Rae Ann Montez and Jaylynn Montez, all of Pueblo- parents, Joseph and Erma Montez of Pueblo- brothers, Mark Montez and Andrew Montez of Denver, Christopher (Yvette) Montez of Marysville, Wash., Matthew Montez of Seattle, Wash., Joseph (Lillian) Montez, Conrad (Nancy) Montez, Gabriel (Peggy) Montez and Gerald Montez, all of Pueblo- sisters, Patricia (Eddie) Padilla and Diana Fernandez, both of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. Both services to be held at St. Francis Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 3728 Lancaster.

Montez, Joe Fritz
Joe Fritz Montez – Huerfano World – June 3, 2004 – Sunrise, May 30, 1955 - Sunset, May 26, 2004. Born and longtime resident of Walsenburg. Joe attended grade and high school in Walsenburg and attended college in Trinidad. Joe was baptized, made his communion and confirmation and was also an attar boy at St. Mary Catholic Church. Joe loved to hunt and fish. Although Joe was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he continued to enjoy life. He spent his last days with his family in California, where he passed away at his mother's home in Perris, CA. Joe will be sadly missed by his mother, Sophie Montez; his children, "Angela", (Norman) "Michael", (Heather) Montez; grandchildren Nadia, Aziz, Nicholas and one on the way, brothers and sisters-in-law Manuel and Louise Montez, James Montez, Lawrence and Julie Montez Jerry and Elaine Martinez; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gina and Cesar Ayala and Pamela and Robert Resendez; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces; friends, Lucy and Vanessa and very best friend, Moose. Joe will be loved and missed. Fritz was truly one of a kind…. We'll miss you!!! Rosary and funeral service Friday, June 4, 2004 at 7 p.m. at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Montez, Joe S.
Joe S. Montez - Huerfano World - May 31, 1990 - Gardner man killed - A single vehicle accident Saturday night claimed the life of Joe Montez, 64, of Gardner. According to patrol reports, the mishap occurred on County Road 260 outside Gardner when the vehicle veered off the road and into a deep barrow ditch rolling one half time. Montez was found dead at the scene and the accident is still under investigation by the patrol. A passenger in the vehicle Montez' son, Justin, 29, of Gardner received minor injuries in the mishap. Another single car rollover on I-25 near Colorado City Saturday killed a woman and a one-year-old boy from Arizona. The four deaths in the immediate area were among the total of seven in Colorado during the Memorial Day weekend. Huerfano World - May 31, 1990 - Joe S. Montez, 64, of Gardner, died while driving near that community on May 26, 1990. A retired farmer, Mr. Montez served in the Navy during World War II from 1944-46 and in the U.S. Army from 1947-48. Mr. Montez enjoyed hunting and rodeoing and was a professional artist and leather craftsman. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Dolores, Gardner; children, Joe Montez, Arizona; Vince, Emil, Darrel and James Montez and Theresa Costello, all of Gardner; Fedelina Montez, Denver; his former wife, Flora Montez, Denver; a brother, Charles S. Montez, Pueblo; two sisters, Stella F. Gigli, San Leandro, CA, and Mary Gowens, Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Gardner Cemetery.

Montez, John C.
John C. Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2001 - John C. Montez, 81, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2001. Born Jan. 27, 1920, in Las Animas, Colo. Juan served in World War II until 1945. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Lorenza Montez; his son Eddie Montez; and son-in-law Walter Bernal. Survived by his loving wife, Frances Montez of the family home; children, Mary (Phil) Velasquez, Denver, Lupe (Charlie) Wilson, Pueblo, Bonificio Trujillo, Kingston, Ariz., Juanita (Phil Arellano) Bernal, Pueblo, John (Caroline) Montez Jr., Decono, Colo., Robert (Liz) Montez, Pueblo, Albert (Loretta) Montez, Pueblo, Felix (Patricia) Montez, Pueblo, Julian (Kelly) Montez, Longmont, Christopher (Adella) Montez, Denver, and Frances T. Montez, Pueblo; brothers, George (Helen) Montez, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Frank (Dammas) Montez, Laramie, Wyo.; sister, Mary (John) Lahtte, Los Angeles, Calif.; 36 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. John enjoyed watching wrestling, western movies, Bronco games and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. James Slak. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, in Avondale, Colo. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Montez, John N.
John N. Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - John N. Montez, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Estanislaus and Amada Montez; wife, Sophia (Bobian) Montez; sons-in-law, Rusty Velasquez and John Wilburn; and brothers, Monte Montez and Jack Montez. He is survived by his children, Anthony (Lois) Montez, Priscilla (Jacob) Romero, Louise (Fares) Cruz, Elaine Velasquez and Barbara (Ray) Martinez; brothers, Tony Montez Jr. and Ben (Timme) Montez; sisters, Dora Figueroa and Glorya (Philip) Silva; numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis Church, with the Rev. Leonard Racki, as celebrant. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Montez, Jose Florencio
Jose Florencio Montez - Huerfano World - July 14, 1994 - Jose Florencio Montez, 62, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 2, 1994 in St. Joseph Hospital in that city. Born in Red Wing Nov. 7, 1931, to James and Daniela Montez he was married to Berlina Gallegos of Walsenburg, now of Denver. Survivors include his wife, Berlina; children, William, Stephen and April, all of Denver, brothers and sisters, Eluterio, Lakewood, Josephine Hiyama, Golden, Armando, Englewood, Connie, Shalimar, FL, Toni Peralta, Denver, Sue Suchey, Westminster, Phil and Quino, Walsenburg and Angleo, Pueblo; one grandson, nieces, nephews, aunts. Funeral service was from St. Cajetan's Catholic Church. Cremation.

Montez, Jose V.
Jose V. Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2000 - Jose V. Montez, 56, born Jan. 9, 1944, in Avondale, Colo., passed away Nov. 25, 2000. Survived by his mother, Annie Montez; brother, Gilbert (Arline) Montez; sister, Eleanor (Jimmy) Armijo; nephews, Mike, David (Lori) Montez, Larry (Johanne) Mares, Gary (Janina) Mares, Steve (Alissa) Mares; great-nephews, Shawn, Paul, Eric; great-nieces, Jessica. Miranda, Montessa, StevieJean, Brandy, Christana, Amanda, Taylor. Preceded in death by his father, Paul V. Montez. He was a member of the Montez Club, Veterans of USAF and employed by the Government Printing Office. Visitation today is from noon to 6 p.m. at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral service Friday at 10:45 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Co-celebrants, Father Maurice Gallagher and Father Paul Montez. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Hall following the burial rites.

Montez, Leo
Leo Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1987 - Leo Montez, 54, late of 903 W. 13th St., died May 8, 1987. Preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Vargas, on Feb. 13, 1987. Survived by his stepfather, Jerry Vargas; an uncle, Jesus Montez; and cousins, Duvall, Montez, and Chavez families. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday, at Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 426 Beech, home of Jerry Vargas.

Montez, Manuelita Flora
Manuelita Flora Montez - Huerfano World - April 20, 2000 - Manuelita Flora Montez, 68, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 16, 2000 in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Nov. 24, 1931 in Gardner to the late Santiago and Julianita Gallegos Salazar, she was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children, Mary Ruth Salazar-Tier, Loveland, Jose Juan de Dios Montez, Arizona, Vincent Paul Montez, Turkey Creek, Emil Montez and Justin Darryl Montez, Gardner, James Dean Montez, Josette Theresa Montez, Fedelina "Faye" Marie Montez Baumeister and Bernadine Ellen Montez Crawford, all of Walsenburg; brothers and sisters, Melina Cortez, Patrick Salazar, Bernadine Chyzy, Gloria Keele, James Salazar, Paul Salazar, Ben Salazar, Ursulita Medina and Candelaria Sandoval; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Huerfano World - April 18, 2002 - In Loving Memory of Manuelita Flora Montez, who died April 16, 2000. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Emil, Jim, Justin, Faye, Theresa and Bernadine Montez.

Montez, Maria
Maria Montez - World Independent - January 3, 1931 - Influenza Among Infants Causes Death at Gardner - Influenza and pneumonia have been aiding the grim reaper among the infants in the Gardner and Redwing communities. Dr. W.S. Chapman was called there Wednesday morning to investigate several deaths in families where no physician had been called. He found that Joe Arenio Marquis, 1 year old, and Salome Marquis, 2 years old, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marquis, had died from the ravages of the flu and pneumonia. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Castro, the 20 months old baby, Cordelia Castro, had succumbed to the disease; and Maria Montez, a 5 months old, was another victim. Cordelia Castro died on Monday, January 5, and funeral services were held at Gardner Wednesday under direction of Furphy Brothers. Other burials were conducted by the families of the dead infants.

Montez, Maria Anna
Maria Anna Vialpando Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2005 - Maria Anna Vialpando Montez, 89, departed this life at 8 p.m. on July 15, 2005, at the Belmont Lodge in Pueblo. Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Avondale, Colo. Annie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very active in her beloved Catholic church, teaching Catechism, cleaning and a member of the Avondale Alter and Rosary Society and lifelong member of the Montez Club. Preceded in death by her loving husband and dance partner, Paul V. Montez; son, Joey; parents, Amalia and Moises Vialpando; brothers, Aggie (Amelia) Vialpando and Toby (Betsey) Vialpando. Survived by her son, Gilbert (Arline) Montez; daughter, Eleanor Montez; grandchildren, Michael and David Montez and Larry, Gary and Steve Mares; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Sacred Heart, Avondale. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Special thanks to all the folks at Belmont Lodge for the loving care they gave our mother and all the family members and friends that visited mom faithfully, and expressed their love for her, especially aunt Della, aunt Francis, her terrific “roomy,” Sofia Alvarez, and loyal friends, Placido and Rose Alvarez. Thank you all, Eleanor and Gilbert. Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2005 - Maria Anna Vialpando Montez, 89, of Avondale. Also survived by her sister, Ruth Contreras and sister-in-law, Betsy Vialpando. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, at Sacred Heart, Avondale. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Montez, Maria Dolores
Maria Dolores (Rosita) Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2006 - Maria Dolores (Rosita) Montez, 76, passed away May 16, 2006. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Gardner, Colo.

Montez, Martin Benjamin
Martin Benjamin Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2000 - Martin Benjamin Montez, 87, affectionately known as "Lolo," departed this life June 20, 2000, at his home in Boone following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 30, 1913, in Dawson, N.M., he was a retired farmer and trucker. He married Edna Avalos in July 1935 in Boone. She precedes him in death, along with his parents, Vincente and Demecia (Montano) Montez; brother, Paul Montez; and son, Alvin Montez. Survived by his children, Ike (Lil) Montez, Mona (Dennis) Barela, Fernando (Minerva) Montez and Ben (Joyce) Montez Jr.; siblings, Arthur (Olympia) Montez, Albert (Ermie) Montez and Mary (Ray) Vaca; sister-in-law, Christine (Henry) Salas; Annie Montez; special cousin, Guadalupe "Wally" (Cora) Montez; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Rev. Paul Montez, OSB, celebrant. Interment beside his beloved wife at St. Vrain Cemetery.

Montez, Monte Pasquel II
Monte Pasquel Montez II - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2000 - Monte Pasquel Montez II, age 53, departed this life Sept. 21, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs. A former Pueblo resident, Monte II was born May 13, 1947, in Pueblo. A disabled veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by his parents, Monte Montez Sr. and Frances Diaz. Survived by his wife, Shirley Louise (Macias) Montez, Colorado Springs; two sons, Monte Montez III and Chris Montez; and sister, Elaine Verhouse, all of Colorado Springs; stepfather, Don Guffex, Pueblo; and several half brothers and sisters. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Faith Baptist Church, 314 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Montez, Nadia Juliet
Nadia Juliet Montez - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - Nadia J. Montez, 12, of Walsenburg, died at her home November 2, 1990, after a six-year battle with leukemia. Born October 20, 1978, in Pueblo, the daughter of James Montez and Patricia Antu, she was in the sixth grade at Walsenburg Middle School. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her parents, her sisters, Tonya and Janis Antu; grandmothers, Mary Antu and Sophie Montez and great-grandparents, Cornelio and Juanita Martinez, all of Walsenburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and godparents. Mass of Resurrection was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Montez, Ohonio
Ohonio Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - The funeral of Ohonio Montez, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Margurito Montez was held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence, 221 Victoria Ave. Burial Roselawn in charge of T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Montez, Olympia M.
Olympia M. Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2005 - Olympia M. Montez of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Anastacio and Petrita Maes; siblings, Vicente, Alberta, Bonifacio, Doroteo, Lucianita, Delvinia, Celestino, Margarita, Abelina, Donicio and Eloy Maes; son, Facundo Montez; and grandson, Johnny Montez; step-grandson, Joel McCray. Olympia is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, S. Arturo Montez; children, Robert (Wanda J.) Montez and Theresa Guerrero; former daughter-in-law, Beverly Estrada; grandchildren, Michelle (Michael) Johnson, Roberta (Norm) Gonzales, Patricia (Eli) Trujillo, Kim (John) Schoonenberg, Gerald Guerrero, Francine LeMaster, Michael John Guerrero and Christina Guerrero; 22 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Olympia grew up on a cattle ranch in New Mexico. She went to college, where she earned her teaching degree. After marrying Arturo, she decided to retire from teaching and started her favorite career, being a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed singing in the St. Leander Choir and teaching catechism. She loved cooking, crochet work, sewing, horseback riding, and even riding horses in the State Fair parades. Most of all, she enjoyed her wonderful life with her family and many friends. Her family will remember her as being fearless, yet very loving. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. Leander Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in Olympia's name.

Montez, Rose
Rose Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1999 - Rose Montez entered her new eternal life on April 21, 1999. Predeceased by her husband, Jess- mother, Elsie Herrera- brothers, Gabriel- and most recently, Joaquin Herrera on March 4, 1999. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Mertz of Kentucky- grandchildren, Shawn and Jesse Santos of Pueblo- brothers, Alex Casias of Pueblo and Jim Herrera of California- sisters, Alice and Cruz Tapia, Marge and Michael McClanahan and Annabelle and Dan Gallegos, all of Pueblo- a wealth of nieces and nephews- and sisters-in-law, Carmen Casias, Toni Casias Bueno and Marie Herrera. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Montez, Tomas D. Aquino Sr.
Tomas D. Aquino Montez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2001 - Age 77, passed away on Aug. 19, 2001, following a lengthy illness. Born May 16, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Maria Dimas and Eloy Montez; brother, Macario and Frutoso Montez; and sisters, Nicanora Brueckner and Inez Montez. Survived by his loving sister, Mercedes Martinez of Denver, Colo.; his loving wife, Estella; sons, Tomas D. Aquino Montez Jr. and Mario (Angela) Montez of Fowler, Colo.; daughter, Feliz (Joel) Maes; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Eric and Michaela Montez of Fowler, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tomas was a World War II Naval veteran and was retired from Pueblo County and Alpha Beta Packing. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Honors will be presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Montez, Tyke
Tyke Montez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2003 - Tyke Montez, 24, passed away unexpectedly, March 21, 2003. Born on Nov. 14, 1978, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Anthony Raymond Montez; grandparents, Monte and Vicki Montez. Survived by his mother, Nellie (Edward) Martinez; grandparents, Raymond and Alice Blea; sisters, Anjanette (Bill), Danielle, and Toni Rae Montez; nieces, Morgan, Olivia, Bleu. Will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Montgomery, Adolphus Sr.
Adolphus Montgomery Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1986 - Adolphus Montgomery Sr., known by his friends as "Monte," departed this life July 11, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born June 7, 1920, in Talladega, he was a Pueblo resident for the past 32 years. He was a WW II veteran and retired from CF&I with 34 years of service. A member of American Legion, Post 163; member and trustee at First AME Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosa L. Montgomery, in 1977, and friend, Martha Williams, in 1985. Survived by two daughters, Mary L. Montgomery, Pueblo, Mrs. Patricia L. (Virgil) Dorsey II, Denver; one son, Adolphus Montgomery Jr., Pueblo; one grandchild, Virgil Dorsey III, Denver; uncle, George Phillips, Anniston, Ala.; sister-in-law, Mabel Montgomery, Portland, Ore.; close friend, Charles Henderson, Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. Thomas Young officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military graveside honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 318 Colorado Ave.

Montgomery, Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie Montgomery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 1993 - Dawn Marie Montgomery, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – October 31, 2003 – In loving memory of Dawn Marie Montgomery, December 23, 1961 – October 31, 1993. – Verse – Sadly missed by, Mother, Sam, Robin, Ken, Michael, Samantha, Dustin and Austin.

Montgomery, Dianna
Dianna Montgomery - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Dianna Montgomery, 53, born April 1, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 7, 2003. She is preceded in death by two children, Angel and Bobby Samora; and father, George Askew. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Wendy (Steven Coin) Samora and Amanda (Stewart) Mapes; two grandchildren, Crystal and Christina Case; mother, Audrey Askew; sister, Jamie Schroder; brother, George Askew Jr.; and nephews, Todd and Sean Askew. She was a retired registered nurse at Colorado State Hospital, Parkview and St. Mary-Corwin. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane.

Montgomery, Dolphus Jr.
Dolphus Montgomery Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2001 - Dolphus Montgomery Jr. went to be with his Lord at his home on Feb. 4, 2001. He was born June 21, 1951, in Pueblo County. Dolphus was employed at PDI and was a member of the New Life Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa L. Montgomery in 1977, and his father, Adolphus Montgomery in 1986. His survivors include his wife, Marianne Montgomery of Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Mary L. (Joseph) Mantini of Pueblo, and Mrs. Patricia L. (Virgil) Dorsey II of Denver; nephew, Virgil Dorsey III of Denver; his grandmother, Alberta Elston of Anniston, Ala.; his caretaker and friend, Karen Johnson of Pueblo; as well as a host of other relatives and friends from Spectrum and PDI. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in the New Life Bible Church, 110 S. La Crosse Ave. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of Dolphus be made to the New Life Bible Church, either directly or through the mortuary.

Montgomery, Fidelia Adell
Fidelia Adell “Dell” Montgomery - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Fidelia Adell “Dell” Montgomery, 92, passed away Oct. 21, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Darger and Nellie Ankrum Darger; husband, Howard A. Montgomery, in 1989; sister, Luella Bistrup; and brother, Conrad Darger. Fidelia and Howard were married on June 30, 1934, and moved to Colorado Springs from Minnesota in 1951. She enjoyed music, especially the piano and organ; animals and loved to play cards. Dell was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 51 years and a member of the Rebekah Monta Rosa Lodge No. 4 in Colorado Springs. She retired as a ward clerk from Memorial Hospital in 1974. Her retirement years were spent enjoying her two grandchildren, cats and many friends. She was looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother in March. She is survived by her daughter, June (Joe) Sterling; granddaughter, Linda (Paul) Blasi; grandson, Jeff (Michelle) Sterling, all of Pueblo; nephews, Ken (Shirley) Bistrup, Mankato, Minn., Dick (Colleen) Bistrup, Willmar, Minn., Duane (Ardyce) Bistrup, Evergreen, Colo., Doug Bistrup, Minneapolis, Minn., Larry Darger, Slayton, Minn., and Ronald Darger, Willmar, Minn.; and cousin, Eva Broderick, Minneapolis, Minn. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Swan-Law Mortuary, 510 N. Cascade in Colorado Springs, with Dr. Warren Hile officiating. Cremation, Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of Colorado Springs.

Montgomery, Robert D.
Robert D. Montgomery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2005 - Robert D. Montgomery, 71, passed away on Sept. 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert G. and Bessie Montgomery; sister, Peggy Hagar. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Linda of Pueblo West; children, Michael J. (Wendy) Montgomery of Florence; Michael T. (Mary) and James P. Montgomery (Janice Morrow) of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Michael II, Christian and Levi. Bob was born in Alamosa, Colo., on July 7, 1934. He moved to Florence while he was in grade school and graduated from Florence High School with a great group of classmates, with whom he always has remained very close. Bob served in the U.S. Army from June 1955 to 1958, serving in Korea and Germany. He taught science in District 60 from 1959 to 1989. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, First Southern Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Montgomery, Rolland G.
Rolland "Roll" G. Montgomery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Rolland "Roll" G. Montgomery, 74, passed away Nov. 4, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Greeley County Cemetery, Tribune, Kan. Visitation, 5 until 8 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Montgomery, W. J.
W. J. Montgomery - Colorado Daily Chieftain - August 29, 1873 - A Mystery - Louis Rowe, a Frenchman engaged in building a road to Bismarck hill, Upper Ten Mile, some seventeen miles from Helena, discovered on Saturday last, between the two forks of Lump gulch, a number of bones which he thought belonged to a human anatomy. Searching further, he found other bones as also fragments of clothing of a dark color; remnant leaves of a diary of 1866-7, the date (in pencil) almost obliterated; an old, weather beaten envelope, on which the name "W. J. Montgomery" is still discernable; bits of greenback currency of the denomination of $5, etc. The skull and larger bones were missing, probably snatched up and carried off by wild beasts. On one of the diary leaves, a memoranda of a promissory note was distinguishable, minus the names; and on another leaf, under date of October 6, 1867, this: "Worked on house all day." The mysterious disappearance in 1869 or 1870, of "Montgomery the auctioneer," may be traced, perhaps, to these blanched bones and mouldy papers picked up in the mountains about Lump gulch. Here, as in California, Montgomery was famous in his day, in the auction business. In San Francisco at one time, he was prosperous, and rapidly acquired wealth. Montgomery Street in that city was named after him. With more coin than he knew what to do with, he invested the better part of his fortune in stock, which enabled him to leave California for Montana in light trim, financially. Here he had his ups and downs, until the date above set forth, when he suddenly disappeared, no one knew where. The diary and paper remnants to which we have referred, can be seen at Auerbach Bros., Mr. Hurst, at Ten Mile, having brought them to town yesterday. Who of our people can throw additional light upon this mystery? - Helena Herald

Montiel, Anthony
Anthony “Tony” Montiel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Anthony “Tony” Montiel, 85, of Pueblo, passed away April 13, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Barrera-Montiel; daughter, Nayeli G. Barrera Roman; and other relatives. Viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Monday and funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Montiel, Daniel S.
Daniel S. Montiel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Daniel S. Montiel, 60, of Pueblo. Passed away, May 13, 2004. Daniel enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. He worked at the CF&I for 35 years. He is preceded in death by parents, Julien and Frances Montiel; brother, Ben Montiel; and grandchildren, Jacklyn, Jonathan and Rocky Martinez. Survived by his loving wife, Helen Montiel; and children Netta (Henry) Cortez, Gen (Tony), Helen (Ruben) Martinez, Debra (David) Mashatta, Katina Montiel, April (Mario) Vargas, Anthony (Aurora) Martinez Jr., David (Isabel) Martinez Sr., Daniel (Nicole) Montiel Jr., Ben (Michelle) Montiel, Eric (Netalie) Montiel and Brandon (Pilar) Montiel; mother-in-law, Helen Cortez. Daniel is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, friends; and his bunny, Two-Tone. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004; both services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montiel, Raoul
Raoul "Bully" Montiel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Age 59, passed away Feb. 17, 2001. Survived by children, Phillip, Theresa, Edward (Irene) and Eugene Montiel; the children's mother, Marie Montiel; grandchildren, Simon and Andrew Garcia, Felecita, Anthony, Melinda and Vanessa Montoya; special friend, Joann Vasco; brothers and sisters, Antonia Salazar, Amparo (Alfonso) Ruiz, Virginia Montiel, Margie (Rudy) Madrid, Lucy (Pete) Lucero, Mary Sandoval, Ruben (Betty) Montiel, Edward John (Priscilla) Montiel, Gloria (Rutilio) Lobatos, Marian (David) Lerma, and Steve (Rosa) Salazar, Cynthia (Jose) Reyes. Preceded in death by father, Edward Montiel; stepfather, Augustine Salazar; and mother, Ramona Montiel Salazar. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and family at 2115 W. 13th Street.

Montolla, Manuel
Manuel Montolla - Walsenburg World - March 9, 1899 - A mysterious murder is about to be unearthed. Las Wednesday while Pablo Maes was looking for some sheep that had wandered from his herd, he accidentally discovered the skeleton of a man that had been buried in the ground on Turkey Creek. He notified his neighbors who dug up the remains and to their surprise they found that the head had been severed from the body and the corpse buried in a sitting posture with the body so doubled up that the neck touched the knees. The murder is supposed to have been committed twelve or fifteen years ago, as a Mexican by the name of Manuel Montolla disappeared from his home on Turkey Creek about that time and has never been heard of since. From appearance, a fire had been built on the grave to conceal the evil deed.

Montour, John (Mrs.)
Mrs. John Montour - Huerfano Herald – November 18, 1880 - Mrs. John Montour of this place, died of consumption yesterday morning. She was a lady of Spanish descent and had been sick several months but only the last five or six days was considered dangerous.

Montour, Luther
Luther Montour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Luther Montour, 80, passed away Nov. 2, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Montour, and grandson, Richard Montour. Survived by son, Albert (Dorothy) Montour; daughter, Margie (Timothy) DeHerrera; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen (Virgil) Sandoval and Faye (Alonzo) Salazar; brothers, Joe (Betty) Montour, Danny (Bessie) Montour and Louie Montour; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Montour was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a hard worker and a loving father. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by cremation, Imperial Crematory. Family will receive friends at 4225 St. Clair.

Montour, Richard
Richard Montour – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – July 6, 1992 – Colorado Springs Man, 18, Stabbed to Death in Downtown Pueblo Alley – A Colorado Springs man was stabbed to death early Sunday in a downtown Pueblo alley. Richard Montour, 18, who lived in the 2700 block of east Bijou Street, died about 3:30 a.m. after he was taken to Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Paul A. Vialpando, 21, of Pueblo, was arrested in connection with the stabbing, Pueblo police said. According to police, officer Mark Duran found Montour shortly after 2 a.m. in the alley in the 100 block off West Third Street. He was suffering from several stab wounds to the torso. Witnesses said Montour and Vialpando were in an argument at a downtown bar late Saturday night. Several other men also were involved in the argument, police said. Police arrested Vialpando near the scene and found the suspected knife used in the stabbing in his car.



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