The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Montoya, a-z

Montoya, Alex Adam
Alex Adam "Bo" Montoya - Romero Funeral Home - November 2006 - Alex Adam "Bo" Montoya, 28, of Denver, passed away on November 25, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Jolina Montoya; children, Angeliqua, Damian, Rebecca, Adam and Autumn; parents, Alex and Flora Montoya; mother-in-law, RoseAnn Trujillo; father-in-law, Julian (Loretta) Trujillo; sisters, D. Diane (Elisandro) Alvarez and Judy (Leroy) Lucio; brothers-in-law, Julian Trujillo Jr., Christopher Trujillo Jr., Daniel Trujillo and Matthew Trujillo; sister-in-law, Rosanne Trujillo; nephews, Leroy "L J" and Ian; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing today 11/30 from 3-7 pm and Prayer service to follow at 7 pm, Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Funeral service 10 am Friday 12/1 at Praise Assembly of God with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery, Pueblo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after evening service and at Praise Assembly after burial. In lieu of food and flowers a memorial fund has been set up at any Security Service Credit Union for Alex's five Children

Montoya, Alexander
Sgt. Alexander Montoya - Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1966: Sgt. Alexander Montoya, 25, who was born in Walsenburg in 1940 but had been making his home in Pueblo, was killed in Viet Nam. [Editor's Note: Wasn't able to find the obit for Sgt. A. Montoya, which shows listed in the Pueblo Chieftain, February 10, 1966, but it's not in the paper.]

Montoya, Alfred
Alfred Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2006 - Alfred Montoya, 85, passed away Jan. 2, 2006. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Lucy Montoya; son, Alfred Montoya Jr.; parents, Samuel and Victoria Atencio; brothers, Frank and Pemmie; sisters, Lillian and Rose; and son-in-law, Charles Wolter. Survived by sister, Grace Marquez; children, Gloria Wolter, Vernon (Doreen) Montoya, Vickie (Tony) Godec, Frank (Christina) Montoya, Barbara Montoya; grandchildren, Kathy Jones, Vernon Montoya, Jim and Wendy Godec, Anthony and Kristen Montoya, Alfred and John Montoya, Brian Montoya, Sara and Michelle Archuleta, Gabriel and Jessica Seamon; great-grandchildren, Crystal Jones, Brandon and Sydney Ortega, Willow and Alexander Godec, Malikai Montoya, Mario Cruz, Ashley Castle; and great-great-granddaughter, Lucy Jones. Alfred served with the United States Navy in WWII from 1943 to 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, American Area, European African Theatre, Victory, Philippine Liberation. Alfred was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1951 until he retired as an ammo storage specialist, with specialty in guided missiles in 1979. He received many promotions and commendations while employed at the depot. He also served as a union official in the NAGE. He was an avid golfer, played on numerous championship softball teams in area Catholic leagues, and was a golden gloves boxing champion in his youth. Alfred will be sadly missed by numerous family and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Montoya, Amos
Amos Montoya - Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my husband, Amos Montoya, who died August 22, 1970. - Verse - Sadly missed and forever loved by his wife Em.

Montoya, Andy
Andy Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Andy Montoya, 64, passed away April 9, 1999. Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Rocky Ford. Preceded in death by his parents, Nicolomes and Delfina Montoya; wife, Gail, October 1998; and two sisters, Ruby Day in 1998 and Irene Vigil in 1997. Andy enjoyed grocery shopping at all of Pueblo's major stores and comparing prices. Oftentimes other customers would ask him where certain items were located and with a smile Andy would tell them or guide them to the product. Survived by his children, Anthony (Nina) Montoya and Jackie Montoya, both of Billings, Montana; siblings, Joe (Julia) Montoya, Clara Trujillo, Nick (Sadie) Montoya and Richard Montoya, all of Pueblo, Frank (Josie) Montoya, Denver and Dolores (Lee) Rodriguez, Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren, Michael, Joseph, Daniel, Angelena, Paul, Joanne and Leona Montoya, all of Billings, Mont.; his "running buddy," Gilbert Padilla; and several nieces and nephews, including his favorite niece, Dianna (Mike Barnes) Montoya, Pueblo. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Montoya family will receive friends at the Grand Prix Restaurant following the interment.

Montoya, Angelina Marie
Angelina Marie (Aragon) Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2004 - Angelina Marie (Aragon) Montoya, born November 23, 2002. Jesus was short an Angel so on May 7, 2004 he came for our precious angel to live with Him in heaven. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Joe T. and Mary T. Montoya and Joe E. Armijo, Aunt Crystal Sena, sister Victoria. She is survived by parents Amanda Montoya, James, J.J. Aragon, sister Myrriah Montoya, grandparents, Joe L. and Dolores Montoya, Angelina Aragon, aunt and godmother Lisa Aragon, godfather and uncle, Lawrence (Dolores) Montoya, uncles, Jerry, Michael Montoya, Josh Aragon, aunt, Elizabeth Aragon. Survived by a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and relatives. Mass of the Angels, Mt. Carmel Church, Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

Montoya, August Ben
August Ben Montoya – Pueblo Chieftain – October 17, 2006 - August Ben Montoya, 75, born March 21, 1931, passed away Oct. 14, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; parents, August and Lucy Montoya; and sister, Marcella Santos. Survived by children, Lorraine (Jim) Montoya Rector, August Paul (Debra) Montoya, Frank B. (Cathy) Montoya and Mark Anthony (Louise) Montoya; grandchildren, Clint (Tiffani) Montoya, Nicholas Montoya, Jamie (Torin) Martinez, Brian Rector, Benjamin Montoya, and twins, Dylan and Liam Montoya; brother, John (Inez) Montoya; sisters, Gloria (Max) Salas, Cecelia (Joe) Maldonado; special friends, Maxine Morales and Augustine Gallegos; brother-in-law, Frank (Faye) Arguello; daughter-in-law, Debra Clodfelter; and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. James Stjernholm for his wonderful care. August loved music and played the guitar and harmonica. He had a passion for basketball, softball, running track, and he loved to dance. August was a graduate of Central "Wildcats" class of 1950. He retired from the CF&I and was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE and Our Lady of the Meadows Church. At his request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Montoya, Aurora
Aurora Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Aurora Montoya, 81, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 19, 2005. She was born on Aug. 4, 1923. Aurora married Camilo Montoya on June 5, 1943, in Baird, Texas. She was an active member of Holy Family Parish and the Latin American Club. Aurora enjoyed being with her friends and was a longtime resident of Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Camilo Montoya; father, Felix Gonzales Sr.; mother, Solidad Ramires; brothers, Marcelino and Chano; sisters, Clemencia, Inez and Manuela. Aurora is survived by her children, Dionioes Sampson of Chicago, Ill.; Albert (Lorraine) Montoya of Denver; Rose (Bob) Vigil of Pueblo; Tony George (Hyesuk) Montoya of Santa Monica, Calif.; and brother, Felix (Inez) Gonzales Jr., all of Santa Barbara, Calif.; goddaughter, Becky Martinez of Pueblo; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Hospice in Aurora's memory. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Montoya family will receive friends at the Holy Family hall following the burial rites.

Montoya, Bernardo Jr.
Bernardo ''Bernie'' Montoya Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1987 - Bernardo ''Bernie'' Montoya Jr., 1123 W. Mesa, departed this life May 2, 1987. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Sept. 5, 1952. In 1970 he left Central High School and entered the U.S. Army. He served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter gunner until his release in 1973. Upon his return he married the former Maria Mondragon, Aug. 15, 1973, in Pueblo. He worked in the tube mill of CF&I. Bernie enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. Predeceased by his grandfather, Leopoldo Rael, in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Maria "Merly" Montoya; children, Bernadette and Shawn Montoya, all of the family home; parents, Bernardo Sr. and Molly Montoya, Pueblo; four brothers, Tom (Eufemia) Montoya, Denver, Jimmy (Betty) Montoya, David Rael, Walter (Lucille) Montoya, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Lorraine Gutierrez and Jackie Pizarro, both of Pueblo; in-laws, Juan and Anita Mondragon, Pueblo; godchild, Molly Gutierrez, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Anne Church with the Rev. Mark Plewka celebrant. Interment with full military honors from Fort Carson at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1235 Taylor.

Montoya, Carlos
Carlos Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2001 - Age 76, of Pueblo, departed this life at Parkview Hospital March 3, 2001. Born Sept. 20, 1923, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Andalesio and Carlota Montoya. Survived by Uncle Edward Trujillo and family; and the family of departed Uncle Max Trujillo; and numerous cousins. His working career was as journeyman for shipping companies in San Francisco, Calif. He became a resident of Minnequa Medicenter, the place he called home, in January 1994, where he was shown love and care by the staff, employees and friends. Carlos was a very caring person. Viewing Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Montoya, Celia A.
Celia A. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1999 - Celia A. Montoya, 90, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 9, 1999.Born July 9, 1908, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Luis Montoya- sons, Leroy and Gilbert Rael- parents, Junita and Jesus Jaramillo-siblings, J.J. Demetrio, Patricio Jaramillo, Aranita Martinez and Genoveva Dehn- son-in-law, Serapio Medina- and former husband, Felix Rael. Survived by daughters, Mary (Eddie) Vigil, Pueblo, Erla (Vic) Martinez, Pueblo, Erma Medina, Colorado Springs, Rose (Larry) Higgs, Pueblo West, Loretta (Frank)Martinez, Pueblo, Gloria (Jim) Martinez and Rosalie Montoya, both of Thornton-stepsons, Robert (Lucille) Montoya and Tom Montoya, both of Barstow, Calif.-and brother, Ismael Jaramillo, Pueblo. Celia raised three grandchildren, Leroy, Lynn and Odel Medina. Also survived by special nieces, Inez Quinones and Josie Montoya, both of Pueblo, 20 grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, 18great-grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Special thanks and sincere gratitude to Dr. Michael Rendler for his genuine concern and skillful care of our beloved mother. Also, thanks to Westwind Staff and Hospice. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 456 Littler, home of daughter, Rose.

Montoya, Celia R.
Celia R. Montoya - Huerfano World - March 20, 2008 - Celia R. Montoya, age 94, a resident of Walsenburg, CO and former eight-year resident of Albuquerque and Chacon, NM, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Walsenburg. She was born in Chacon, on September 28, 1913, to the late Leandro and Facita Romero and was united in marriage to the late Melaquias G. Montoya. She was active in the Senior Citizens Center in Walsenburg and a former member of Holy Family Senior Citizens Center in Albuquerque. She volunteered many hours at St. Vincent de Paul; she also played Bingo at the Parish Halls and enjoyed an occasional visit to the casino. She was a school bus driver for the Mora Schools for several years. She was a foster mother to four children. She loved children. She opened her home to Father Bedes where he lived for a number of years. She will best be remembered for her devotion to our Blessed Mother and to the Rosary, which she prayed numerous times throughout the day. Celia enjoyed people. Her home in Chacon was appreciated as a resting place for friends and neighbors, where they would enjoy a cup of coffee and bizcochitos (cookies). In her spare time she liked to crochet, do word puzzles, and work on ceramics. The joy of her life was being a part of her grandchildren's lives and sharing in raising them. Celia loved dogs; she considered them her best friend. A lifetime Catholic, she was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg, CO. Prior to living in Walsenburg she lived in Albuquerque, for about eight years, where she was a member of St. Edwin's Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of St. Gertrude's Church in Mora, NM where she was active in the Clothes Pantry and with devotions to Our Lady of Fatima. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melaquias G. Montoya; parents Leandro and Facita Romero; son Carlos Montoya; siblings Jose Gandert, Savino Romero, Abran Romero, Emilio Romero, Bessie Bennevent, and great-grandchild Dylan Arellano. She is survived by her four children, Gladys Esquibel and husband Augustin of Burley, ID, Mike Montoya and wife Cora and George Montoya and wife Beryl all of Albuquerque, Chalene Pino and husband John of Walsenburg, and Bobby Romero and wife Karen of Denver, whom she helped raise; step-daughters Alice Metheny and Jerry of Apache Junction, AZ, Ruby Tennant, MI, seven grandchildren including Charla Arellano, and J. J. Pino; 14 great-grandchildren including Joshua, Derrick, Madison Arellano, and Tatum and Rowdy Pino, numerous other relatives and many friends. Interment Chacon Cemetery, Chacon, NM.

Montoya, Clorinda
Clorinda Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Clorinda Montoya, 71 years of age. Born in Pueblo, Colo. Nov. 28, 1932. Departed this life on Dec. 26, 2003. Clorinda was a member of the American GI Forum Auxiliary for many years. She loved to serve as a bingo member and play bingo. Clorinda was loved by her husband, Joe B. Montoya and family. She will be missed dearly. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation has been taken. In honor of Clorinda there will be a dinner on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at the American GI Forum, 1p.m. at 125 Dr. Hector Garcia Place.

Montoya, Cora
Cora Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2006 - Cora Montoya, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Montoya. Survived by her daughter, Anne (Daniel) Puente; grandchildren, Daniel and Stephen Puente; brother, Edward Ortega; nieces, Lillian Brown and Rosemarie (Paul) Leak; and nephew, Clifford (Bobbie) Mares. Graveside inurnment, 9 a.m. Thursday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Montoya, Cresencio G.
Cresencio G. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2004 - Cresencio G. Montoya, 81, went to be with the Lord March 22, 2004. Preceded by parents and sisters, Fay and Emilia. Survived by wife, Mary of 17 years; sons, Louie (Debbie) Montoya, Gilbert (Lucy) Montoya, Jerry Montoya and Lench (Dolly) Montoya; two stepsons, eight stepdaughters, numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Combined rosary and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at 1237 Elm St., Pueblo.

Montoya, Daisy P.
Daisy P. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Daisy P. Montoya, 54, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2006, following a brief illness. Born April 6, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. She was a dietary aid at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. She will be remembered for her kind words and compassion. She loved to spend time and cook for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing and camping. Preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Della (Maes) Sais; loving husband, Manuel Montoya; brothers, George and David Sais. Survived by her children, Sylvia (Roddy) Maez, Manuel (Monica) Montoya and Eric (Marcella) Montoya; siblings, Phillip Sais Jr., Kell (Debbie) Sais, Kathy Apodaca; sister-in-law, Mary Sais; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six godchildren; and numerous beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, with vigil service at 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; all at St. Anne Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Hall after vigil and burial.

Montoya, Daniel
Daniel Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Daniel "Rabbit" Montoya, 77, went to be with God on Nov. 24, 2006. He retired from the CF&I in 1983. He was a passionate baseball player and devoted Dodgers and Broncos fan. He always was willing to help others. He was a loving and compassionate family man and friend. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Amada (Bobian) Montoya; sisters, Virginia Montoya, Simona "Sadie" Murphy; brothers, Rosenaldo Montoya, Paul Montoya. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Darlene Montoya; children, Linda (Ignacio) Montez, Janet Basquez, Dave (Marlene) Gutierrez; grandchildren, Ignacio (Jamie) Montez Jr., Lenard (Angelic) Montez, Rodney (Angela) Basquez, Danielle (Anthony) Sanchez, Leann (Joe) Treadway, John, David, Manuel and Elijah Gutierrez; great-grandchildren, Gianni, Cassandra, Alexis, Jacob, Cyrus, Lilah, Lael, Delaina, Shawn, Antonio, Isaiah, Sherie, Mariah, Alisha and John; brother, Richard Montoya; sisters, Rose (Jim) Martindale, Liz (Chuck) Spinuzzi and Evangelina Aragon; special nieces and nephews, especially Diane (Nick) Castillo; numerous relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006; both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will take place following the service.

Montoya, Delfino
Delfino “Chief” Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2003 - Delfino “Chief” Montoya, 85, passed away Aug. 5, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hijno and Cecilia Montoya; three brothers, three sisters, and his grandson, Jade Bryan Galves. He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Don (Sherry) Montoya, Walsenburg, Colo.; Harvey (Julie) Montoya, Pueblo; and Henry (Shirley) Montoya, Denver; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Montoya served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations in WWII, was a member of St. Leander Parish and retired from the CF&I. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Services, St. Leander Church: vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday; and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Also, please visit Delfino's memorial at

Montoya, Diane Mae
Diane Mae Montoya - Huerfano World - July 26, 1962 - Inquest Set For Tuesday In Train Death of Child - Funeral services were held yesterday for 10-year old Diane Mae Montoya but interest in the accident which took her life remained high in the community with the announcement that an inquest into the tragic death would be held here next Tuesday. County Corner Herbert Furphy set the inquest for 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse. Diane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Montoya, 315 W. Sixth Street was struck and killed by the southbound Colorado & Southern Texas Zephyr passenger train about 4:30 p.m. Sunday as she sought to cross the tracks between Sixth and Seventh streets. The child's body was dragged at distance of about 300 feet before the train was stopped. She was badly mangled, and one arm was severed. Members of the train's crew told local police they saw the girl come from behind a warehouse in that area and thought she was playing. They said she crossed the tracks directly into the path of the train, apparently unaware of its approach. Crewmen said the trains horn was blowing. The train's crew included Paul H. Davis, Trinidad, conductor; E.R. Bratcher, Denver, engineer, and A.R. Terry, Trinidad, fireman. Larry Cox, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cox, corroborated the trainmen's story. Eyewitness to the accident, Larry told Police Chief Mike Ramps that the girl ran in front of the train. Information gathered by investigating officers indicates that Diane was going to visit Mrs. Genovieve Cisneros, and elderly resident west of the railroad crossing whom the children of the neighborhood referred to as "grandma." City police and the coroner spent Sunday afternoon and much of Monday interviewing residents of the accident area in an effort to secure information and witnesses. Among those interviewed were Joe Jerant, operator of a grocery and motel on Seventh Street near the accident scene, and Joe Avellani, who resides on Sixth Street next to the railroad tracks. Jerent said he heard the train's horn. Avellani told officers he saw the child walk past his house and along the railroad tracks shortly before the train came by. Diane was born September 28, 1951, in Pueblo. She completed the fifth grade at Washington School. Along with her family she was a member of the Church of God in Christ, and it was from there that funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Family prayer services had been held the evening before at Furphy Chapel. Burial was in the family plot in the Masonic Cemetery. In addition to her parents. Diane is survived by four sisters, Elizabeth, Roberta Jean, Doris Ann, and Darlene Kay; a brother Gilbert S.; a grandmother Cordelia Duran and a great-grandmother Mrs. Beatrice Gonzales, all of Walsenburg.

Montoya, Edumenia V.
Edumenia V. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1987 - Edumenia V. Montoya, 70, late of 1105 Ruppel, passed away Oct. 26, 1987, at Parkview Hospital. Survived by children, Estella (Marcos) Hernandez, Doris (Robert) Espinoza, and David (Pauline) DeIsla, all of Pueblo. Orlinda (Orlando) Pena of Idaho and Joe Celio of Germany. Sister of Rose Espinoza of Pueblo, Anita Lopez of California, and Arsenia Romero of Alamosa. Survived also by 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Evening services at 7 o'clock Wednesday and funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, both services at Rivera Chapel with the Rev. Bob Halverstadt officiating. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 635 E. Northern, home of Stella Hernandez.

Montoya, Elisardo S.
Elisardo S. "Eli" Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2001 - Elisardo S. "Eli" Montoya, age 79, went to be with Jesus May 5, 2001. Preceded in death by parents, Eusebio and Mary Montoya; and two siblings, Vidal and Ofelia. He leaves to cherish his wife, Katie Montoya; children, Robert (Mona) Montoya, Eleanor (Ram) Villafon, Patricia (David) Velasquez, Eddie (Corrina) Montoya; brothers, Henry and Eusebio Jr.; sisters, Rafelita, Margaret, Maryann, Aurora, Jean, and Rosa; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and extended nieces and nephews. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Montoya, Elise Marie
Elsie Marie Montoya - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 25, 1997 - Elsie Marie Montoya, infant daughter of Mathew and Dawn (Nonan) Montoya of Colorado Springs, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with rosary to follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave., with the Rev. Jim Bracke officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Elise was born Dec. 27, 1996, in Colorado Springs. In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents, Karen Nonan, Donald Nonan and Henry and Orlena Montoya, all of Colorado Springs; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sutherland of Colorado Springs and Lilly Trujillo of Walsenburg. To our precious little girl, you brought a ray of sunshine into our lives and filled our hearts with so much love. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elise Marie Montoya Memorial Fund, in care of Matt and Dawn Montoya, 3450 Charwood Lane, Colorado Springs 80910.

Montoya, Elsie L.
Elsie L. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2005 - Elsie L. Montoya, 74, passed away Jan. 9, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Mary Duran; and by her sister, Martha Radcliff. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John B. Montoya Jr.; children, John D. Montoya, Pueblo, Laurie (Douglas) Medina, Denver, Debby Montoya, Denver, and Janet (Bill) Brown, Pueblo; grandchildren, Mark Montoya, Michael Alcala, Jeremy Montoya, Justin Montoya, Tina (Greg) Gulley, Doug Medina, Matt Yheaulon, Brenan McManus, Derric McManus and Britney Brown; also survived by three great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeannie Gallegos, El Paso, Texas, and Olivia (Gilbert) Medina, Pueblo; brother, Danny (Frances) Duran of Colorado Springs; as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Elsie retired from School District 60, where she was employed in food service as a cook. She was a member of St. Leander Parish. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; both at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montoya, Erminio
Ermino Montoya - Huerfano World - September 19, 1991 - Erminio Montoya, 63, died at his residence in Walsenburg Monday, Sept. 16, 1991. Mr. Montoya was born Mar. 17, 1928 in Farisita and attended school at Turkey Creek. He worked for 10 years at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot and later as a farm laborer. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Surviving Mr. Montoya are his brother, Tony Montoya, Pueblo; sisters, Lucy Bachicha, Walsenburg, Susie Galvez and Sorida Vigil, both of Pueblo, several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Valdez Cemetery on Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Montoya, Ernest Jacob
Ernest Jacob Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2001 - Ernest Jacob Montoya, lifetime Avondale resident, passed away July 27, 2001. Born in 1925 in Crowley, Colo., to Charles and Maude Montoya. Preceded in death by parents; one son, Gerald Montoya; brother, Jim Montoya; and two infant brothers, Edward and Andy. Also preceded by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Carmen Autobee, Sylvia (Adolph) Torres, and Mike (Monica) Gonzales. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nativadad (Tive) Montoya; son, Bob (Elaine) Montoya; grandchildren, Geri Ann Ortiz, Jared (Kristen) Montoya; and great-granddaughter, Alicia Montoya; sisters, Frances (James) Torres, Rachel (Joe) Armijo, Ferna (Ruben) Tafoya, Leta (Gilbert) Solano, Mattie (Ernie) Rael; sisters-in-law, Monica (Mike) Gonzales and Marcella (Jim) Montoya; and numerous friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ernie retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He loved to fish, play pool, enjoyed watching the Broncos and Rockies and was an avid hunter in his younger days. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family. Ernie enlisted in the Army in August 1943, when he was 18 years old and became a sergeant and squad leader with the 127th Infantry 32nd Division. He also served in the Pacific Theater of operations in World War II. Ernie was wounded in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. He received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions in that campaign. Ernie was a kind, generous, giving and loving man, who will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday both at Sacred Heart Church, celebrant, Rev. Paul Montez. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Church Hall after services.

Montoya, Estevan A.
Estevan A. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1999 - Estevan A. Montoya, 76, of Pueblo, went to join his daughter, Corles, in heaven on May 3, 1999. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Inez Montoya, of 50years- sons, Leonard (Debbie) Montoya of Marysville, Mich., Carlos (Shirley)Montoya of Colorado Springs, Daniel (Rosalie) Montoya of Pueblo, and David(Tracy) of Pueblo- 12 loving grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by six sisters and two brothers. Mr. Montoya retired from CF&I after 30 years of service. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, 10a.m., both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1616Duke St., Alexandria, Va., 22314 in Mr. Montoya's memory.

Montoya, Esther D.
Esther D. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2001 - Esther D. Montoya, 77, born Oct. 10, 1923, in Wagon Mound, N.M., to the union of John B. Duran and Elsie Espinoza Duran, passed away Feb. 21, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Solomon Montoya; sons, Joe (Lolita) Duran and Sam (Alberta) Montoya; daughters, Pauline (George) Sisneros and Lorraine (Gilbert) Archuleta; special granddaughter whom she raised, Lisa (Stan) Rivera; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother, Adolph (MaryLou) Duran; sister, Loretta (Esquiel) Garduno; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Duran in 1975; father, John B. Duran in 1981; and mother, Elsie Duran in 1999. Esther enjoyed traveling, music, being outdoors, going to the Colorado State Fair and Cripple Creek and spending time with her family and friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7:15 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and especially to Arlene Flores for all her help.

Montoya, Eulogia
Eulogia Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1987 - Eulogia Montoya, 83, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on March 22, 1987. Mrs. Montoya is survived by eight children, Margaret Archuleta; Joe B. (Jennie) Montoya; Lucy (Gabby) Cordova; Steve (Cecelia) Montoya; Manuel Montoya; Gloria (Bob) Cruz; Lee (Phyllis) Diamond, all of Pueblo; Mary (David) Barela of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Montoya was preceded in death by a son; Joe Luis Montoya in 1979; husband, Alfredo C. Montoya in 1980; and brother, Albert Sandoval in 1983. She was born on March 11, 1904, in Rociada, N.M., and resided in Pueblo since 1927. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home of daughter, Margaret Archuleta, 310 Vista Ave. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Montoya, Faustin
Faustin Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2000 - Faustin Montoya, 95, Avondale resident, went to be with the Great Spirit Aug. 5, 2000. Born March 2, 1905, in Mora County, N.M. Mr. Montoya was a Native American from the Comanche Nation. He was a retired farmer, but still kept his own vegetable garden and loved to spend time with his grandchildren, telling them stories. Preceded in death by his parents, Vidal and Bersabela Vigil Montoya; wife, Jovita Hernandez Montoya; and four small children. Survived by his children, Teresita Garcia, Avondale, Stephanita (David) Vigil, Las Vegas, N.M., Casimiro (Dee) Montoya, Colville, Wash., Elsie Gallegos, Avondale, Mildred Benavidez, Pacoima, Calif., Gilbert Montoya, Alcario "Carl" Montoya, Bertha (Daniel) Iwatsu, all of Avondale; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today at the chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice 0. Gallagher celebrant. Interment, Lucero Ranch Family Cemetery, 64th Lane and Highway 50 East. Family will receive friends at the home.

Montoya, Filiberto E.
Filiberto E. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2005 - Filiberto E. Montoya, 90, went to be with the Lord, July 10, 2005. Preceded in death by both parents; his loving wife, Mary; daughter Angie; son Larry; two brothers and one sister. Filiberto retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed working in his garden and spending time with his grandson, Jerry Mares, who resides at Life Care Center of Pueblo. He also became a resident there and was his grandson's roommate, until he went to be with the Lord. Survived by his children, Viola Diaz (Benqt Fries), Phil (Betty) Montoya, Marie (Walter) Terrones, Shirley (Tom) Lopez, Ronnie (Kathy) Montoya, Maxine (Jerry) Minjarez; sister, Sally (Archie) Archuletta; brother, Forgie (Irene) Montoya; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friend, Mary Padilla; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. and rosary 7 p.m., both on Thursday, July 14, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2005, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montoya, Frances Maria
Frances Maria Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1999 - Frances Maria Montoya, 56, formerly of Rocky Ford and Crowley County Nursing Home in Ordway, Died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at AVRMC in La Junta. Survived by three brothers, Carmel (Della) Montoya and Gilbert (Martha) Montoya, Rocky Ford, and Max (Ruby) Montoya, Denver; two sisters, Dora (Paul) Hernandez, Pueblo, and Mary (Abe) Sena, Wisconsin. Also survived by sister-in-law Barbara Montoya, Rocky Ford. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Burial in Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Montoya, Frederick D.
Frederick D. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1997 - Horan & McConaty Denver, Colo. - Frederick D. Montoya of Arvada. Husband of Ruth Montoya. Father of Maria F. Montoya- brother of Lydia Apodaca and Juanita Ulibarri, both of Pueblo- grandfather of Emma S.M. Hills and Sarah R.M. Hills. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. , 10 a.m. Saturday, Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence St. Services will conclude at the church. Memorial donations suggested to Home of Neighborly Service, 2609 Lawrence St., Denver, Colo. 80205 or the Children's Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Ave., Denver, 80218.

Montoya, Genevieve
Genevieve Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1999 - Genevieve Montoya, age 67, passed away July 20, 1999 . Survived by her husband, August B. Montoya, and children, Lorraine (Jim) Montoya Rector, August Paul(Debra) Montoya, Frank B. (Cathy) Montoya and Mark Anthony (Louise) Montoya, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Clint Montoya, Nicholas Montoya, Jamie Rector, Brian Rector, Benjamin Montoya and twins, Dylan and Liam Montoya, all of Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Robert Arguello and Frank (Faye) Arguello-sister, Beatrice Benjamin- and daughter-in-law, Debra Clodfelter. Mrs. Montoya received her registered nursing degree from the University of Southern Colorado in 1969, then began her career as an "Angel of Mercy" at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She retired in 1995, after 26 years of nursing service. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Saturday, July 24,1999 , 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Montoya, Gerald G.
Gerald G. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2000 - Gerald G. Montoya, 51, of Avondale, passed away Aug. 31, 2000. Born Dec. 16, 1948, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by parents, Ernest J. and Tive Montoya, Avondale; daughter, Geri Ann Ortiz, Pueblo; brother, Robert (Elaine) Montoya, Pueblo; nephew, Jared Montoya, Sacramento, Calif. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Gerald enjoyed playing pool and cards and enjoyed the Rockies and Broncos games. No viewing. Cremation has taken place. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale.

Montoya, Gilbert
Gilbert Montoya - Huerfano World - May 9, 1991 - Gilbert Montoya, 65, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 4, 1991. Born May 11, 1925 in Malachite to Louis and Cordelia Gonzales Montoya, he was raised in Huerfano County. In 1943 he entered the U.S. Navy and served until 1946. Mr. Montoya is survived by his wife, Marilee Field, six children, Gilbert S. Montoya, Elizabeth Salazar, Roberta Aguirre, Doris Montoya, Dana Montoya, all of Walsenburg and Darlene Montoya, Pueblo; five brother, Louis Montoya, Celestino Montoya, Pete Montoya, all of Walsenburg, Joe Duran, Denver, Donald Duran, Pueblo; a step-daughter, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday from United Church of Walsenburg. Cremation. Inurnment will be in Ft. Logan National Cemetery Monday, May 13. Boies Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Montoya, Gilbert Tony
Gilbert Tony Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - Gilbert Tony Montoya, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Epifanio and Ruperta Montoya; brother, Florencio Montoya; and sister, Elma Cruz. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Montoya; children, Steven (Sue) Montoya, Ted (Liz) Montoya, Anthony (Martha) Montoya and Sandra (Bobby) Archuleta; brothers, Jose, Max, Robert, Gabriel, Mack and John Montoya; sisters, Amalia Chavez and Alice Purdue; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a building contractor for over 30 years in Pueblo. He loved hunting, fishing and the Denver Broncos. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, with vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after vigil and at St. Joseph's Hall after burial.

Montoya, Henry
Henry Montoya - Huerfano World - March 7, 1991 - Henry Montoya, 88, of Walsenburg, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Monday, March 4, 1991, at the home of his nephew, George Estrada, with whom he had been living. Mr. Montoya had been in failing health for some time. Born in Las Vegas, NM, June 15, 1902, he was reared on a farm in that area. He began working as a farm laborer in the onion fields near Rocky Ford and later worked for the railroad and in the coal mines. For the past 13 years he had lived in Walsenburg. Mr. Montoya was married to the former Lola Barragan Chavez. Mr. Montoya is survived by a son-in-law, Tony Chavez Sr., nine grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be from St. Peter Church, Rocky Ford at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Valley View-Hillcrest Cemetery.

Montoya, Herman Eloy
Herman Eloy Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2002 - Herman Eloy Montoya, 51, affectionately known as Chiner, unexpectedly departed this life on July 26, 2002. Survived by wife, Loretta Montoya; children, Herman “Pete” E. Montoya Jr., Melanie T. and Daniel Garbiso, Raeanne J. Montoya and Richard Bachicha; grandchildren, Richard and Rhaenie Bachicha, Xavier Lee and Andre Lee Jordan Montoya and Destinee J. Garbiso, all of Pueblo; sisters, Eloina Freeman, Tulsa, Okla., Kathy (Bill) Bendek, Fredericksburg, Texas, Alice (Tom) Lopez, Dupont, Colo., Tillie (JR) Valdez, Pueblo, Gloria Montoya, Texas; brothers, Tony (Rose) Montoya, Denver, Casey (Irene) Montoya, Pueblo, Joe (Gloria) Montoya, Pueblo, Ralph Montoya, Denver, Robert (Claudia) Montoya, Pueblo, Colo.; in-laws, Bernadette (Robert) Gutierrez and Anita Chavez. Also a host of nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts and much appreciated friends. He loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, hunting, boating, music, football season and playing his drums. Cremation at his request. Services, 1 p.m. Monday, Holy Rosary Parish.

Montoya, Inez
Inez Montoya – Newspaper Unknown – November 1999 – Friona - Funeral Mass for Inez, Montoya, 54, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Anton Chico, N.M., Catholic Church. Burial will be in San Jose Cemetery in Anton Chico by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today in the same church. Mrs. Montoya died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. and moved to Friona from Anton Chico in 1969. She was a homemaker and member of the Assembly of God Church. In 1959, she married Phil Montoya in Anton Chico. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mark Montoya of Phoenix and Sam Montoya of Amarillo; a daughter, Brenda Ramon of Plainview; her father, Apolinario Morales of Serafina, N.M.; a brother, Raul Morales of Serafina; and five grandchildren.

Montoya, Isidro
Isidro "Eskimo" Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2004 - Isidro "Eskimo" Montoya, 80, passed away on May 5, 2004, from a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Elmora, Colo. Preceded in death by his son, Jerry Montoya; and daughter, Nadine Padilla. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Dorothy Montoya; sons, Joseph (Mary Lou), Dennis (Mary Ann) and Dicky (Laura); son-in-law, Bob Padilla; grandchildren, Bobby (Tammy) Padilla, Anthony Montoya, Joseph Montoya II, Ryan Cordova, Kim (Sean) Weiler, Zachary (Mary Jane) Montoya, Isaac Montoya, Briana (Padilla) and Brytny Gallegos; great-grandsons, Derek Cordova, Devin Cordova and Ty Montoya. Isidro was a member of the Eagles No. 145 and the American Legion Post No. 2. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Montoya, Jacob Martin
Jacob "Jake" Martin Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Jacob "Jake" Martin Montoya, 67, passed away May 20, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Jake was born Dec. 8, 1931. Retired from CF&I Casting Foundry with 35 years service. Member of Local 2102. He enjoyed trout fishing, working in his garden, working on his vehicles, watching "his Denver Broncos" and attending all the T-ball games of his grandson and best friend, Jesse Collins Jr. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan B. and Julianita Medina Montoya- sister, Lala Olivas- and brothers, Tony and Phillip Montoya. Survived by his children, Pamela (Anthony) Soto, Rusty Montoya and Paula (Jess) Collins- siblings, Mary Madrid, Fannie Gonzales and John B.(Elsie) Montoya Jr.- grandchildren, Anthony Soto Jr., Jason Soto, Camren Collins and Jesse Collins- great-grandson, Jaren Collins- and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1818Wildfire and 1119 W. 17th St.

Montoya, Jake
Jake Montoya - Huerfano World - March 24, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1902: Died, Jake Montoya, 18, of diphtheria. His parents have lost three of their children within a short period.

Montoya, Jesus Christo
Jesus Christo Montoyo – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 29, 1877 – A True Fatalist – Pueblo County, Nov. 26. – In the early spring there came to our ranche two dusky herders seeking employment. One a tall, athletic, well formed Indian, with a good countenance and manly bearing, the other a young Mexican of ordinary type. I advised a neighbor who needed a pastor (herder?) to take the Indian, but he preferred the Mexican and finally, however, decided to engage them both and was soon convinced of his wisdom. In keeping the Indian, who proved invaluable, quick to perform his duty, ready to oblige and kindly in his intercourse with all who mingled with him – winning the friendship and esteem of the young gentlemen who frequented his employers' ranche, some of whom will long remember his pleasant – “Como se va Frank,” “Como se va Charley.” Like his race he was swift on foot and had made captive a young antelope, which was tamed by his hand, and a pet lamb found shelter by his side, thus the brute creation returned his gentle care. Towards winter he asked to go home for a few days, saying when urged to remain tenga gano en caso. At last Mr. B. said to him, “Don't go Gus, you might get the small pox and die.” The reply was characteristic of the man – he said in his own language – “If it is the will of God, it will be well.” He went home and on his return was stricken down by small pox at the house of Juan Issidro, on the Cucharas river, and died after a few day's illness. So died Jesus Christo Montoyo, 23 years of age. At this moment when the public mind is startled by foul assassinations of white men in lonely and unfrequented paths by these herders, this shining example of Christian integrity and true honor proves that all are not false and treacherous. – A. L. C.

Montoya, Joe Celso
Joe Celso Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1986 - Joe Celso Montoya passed away Oct. 27, 1986. Uncle of Mr. and: Mrs. Horatio Martinez, Corrales. N.M. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery, With the Rev. William V. Powers officiating.

Montoya, Joe L.
Joe L. Montoya - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 9, 1996 – Joe L. Montoya, 56, died July 7, 1996, at his home. He was a warehouse supervisor for General Services for the city of Colorado Springs for almost 20 years. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona St., in Colorado Springs. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. Burial will follow services at Fairview Cemetery in Fountain. Mr. Montoya was born Aug. 23, 1939, in Walsenburg to Jose Eduardo and Emilia (Pineda) Montoya. His father lives in Walsenburg. He was married Aug. 24, 1959, in Colorado Springs to Mary T. (Vasquez) Montoya. His wife lives in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by a son, Joe "Ed" of Thornton; two daughters, Julia Abeyta of Colorado Springs and Rita Ciadella of Abilene, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Martinez of Aguilar and Clara Garcia of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony "Tuffy" and his mother, Emilia. Mr. Montoya was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church. He enjoyed bowling, coaching softball, golfing and being involved with the city of Colorado Springs activities committee. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1958, previously living in Walsenburg.

Montoya, Joe T.
Joe T. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2001 - Age 74, passed away Aug. 16, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Louise M. (nee Trujillo) Montoya of the family residence; children, Joseph Montoya, New Mexico, Anthony Montoya, Pueblo; sisters, Casey Sandoval of Arizona, and Mary Diaz of Nevada; brother, Elmer Montoya of California; grandchildren, Steve Montoya, Missy (Paul) Nicastro, Amber Montoya and Lenore Montoya, all of Denver. Preceded in death by his son, Johnnie Montoya; parents, Juan F. and Gomisinda (nee Vigil) Montoya. Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Aguilar, Colo. Member of the Holy Family Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview.

Montoya, Joe T.
Joe T. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2004 - Joe T. Montoya went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2004. Born in Roy, N.M., July 10, 1917, to the union of Jose Agapito Montoya and Magdalena DeHerrera Montoya, who preceded him in death, along with his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary T. Montoya; sisters, Josephita Montoya and Dorothy Hernandez; brother, Solomone C. Montoya; and son-in-law, Fred T. Pacheco. Survived by daughters, Elsie Pacheco of the family home, and Margie Montoya; sons, Joe L. (Dolores) Montoya, Richard (Margie) Carrillo, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Jean Gallegos of Lakewood, Colo.; brothers, Eloy (Margaret) Montoya, Lupe (Rose) Montoya; sister, Helen Rodriguez; 15 grandchildren, Tim (Lucy) Pacheco, Debbie (Keith) Roberts of Long Beach, Calif., David Pacheco, Lawrence (Dolores Mora), Jerry, Michael and Amanda Montoya, Cindy (Robert) Romero, Denise and John Carrillo; 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Joe retired from the CF&I after 37 years of service. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and playing his guitar. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Christopher J. Smith, and the staff nurses on 2400 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2004 - Joe T. Montoya. Also survived by grandchildren, Rochelle and Raymond Montoya; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Montoya, John
John Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2000 - John Montoya, 57, known to family and friends as "Johnny Yuma," departed this life Dec. 17, 2000. John was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Walsenburg. Predeceased by parents, David and Christine (Espinoza) Montoya. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Manuel "Gabe" (Yvonne) Montoya, Rosie Montoya, all of Pueblo, John "Primo" (Amy) Montoya, West Virginia; siblings, Angela Brewer, Denver, Mike Montoya, Pueblo, Susan (Frank) Medina, San Diego, Calif., Jimmy Montoya, Denver; one grandchild, Gabriela Montoya, Pueblo; former wife, Bernadette Chavez, Pueblo; other relatives and friends. John enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching professional boxing. Visitation today, 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral service, 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Thomas Hinni C.M. officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 135 Idaho St.

Montoya, Jose Edward
Jose Edward Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2006 - Jose Edward Montoya, 91, passed away peacefully April 14th, 2006. Preceded in death by son, Joe Lino Montoya; grandma Millie; son-in-law, Joe Martinez. Survived by daughters, Ruby Martinez and Clara (Ernesto) Garcia; daughter-in-law, Mary Montoya; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20th, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Boies-Ortega.

Montoya, Jose Eligio
Jose Eligio "Lee" Montoya - Huerfano World - February 24, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1940: Died, Jose Eligio "Lee" Montoya, a resident here since 1871. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Joe Herrera and Mrs. Don Castro, both of La Veta.

Montoya, Joseph John
Joseph John Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1987 - Joseph John Montoya, 7, passed away unexpectedly July 14, 1987. Joseph is survived by his parents, Joseph L. and Dolores L. Montoya; his sister, Geraldine Montoya; and his two grandfathers, Robert Archuletta and Filiberto Montoya, both of Pueblo. He is survived also by his aunts and uncles, Phil (Pat) Montoya, Gloria (Leroy) Basquez, Rita (Jerry) Floyd, Priscilla (Fred) Samora, Manuel (Daisy) Montoya, Lucille (Joe) Vasquez, Ida Castro, Leo (Precy) Montoya of Arizona; Sgt. John (Reiko) Montoya of California; Carlos Montoya of Kansas; Juanita (Manuel) Lara of Denver; Robert (Ebby) Archuletta of Odessa, Texas; Charles (Lori) Archuletta, Susan (Kenny) Maes, Eleanor Archuletta, Cynthia (Henry) Smith and Anthony Archuletta of Pueblo. Joseph was preceded in death by his two grandmothers, Mary Archuletta and Miquela Montoya. He was born in Pueblo, July 13, 1980. Joseph attended Hyde Park Elementary School and St. Joseph Church. He was also a member of the Summer Recreation League. Visitation from noon until 5 p.m. today at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Church. Mass of Christian Burial, noon, Friday, July 17, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1624 Johneva. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the interment.

Montoya, Josephine C.
Josephine C. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Josephine C. Montoya, 63, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 12, 2005. Born March 3, 1941, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Alfonso; sons, Shannon Montoya (Dawn Wells-Montoya) and Kevin (Sherry) Montoya; grandchildren, Brandon (Sheri) Wells, Devon Montoya and Gage Montoya; and brothers, Chuck (Sue) Latino and Jack (Suzie) Latino. Also survived by numerous family members. Preceded in death by her mother, Antonia (Lukezech); and father, Charles Latino. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Holy Family Church.

Montoya, Juan
Juan Montoya - Blue Valley Times - September 27, 1912 - After he had shot and killed Juan Montoya, a coal miner, at the Delagua coal camp at Trinidad Jose Lopez fled up the canon and was only captured after he had emptied his revolver in a pistol duel with Marshal Vandebur. Brandon Bell - October 4, 1912 - Shooting Held Felonious - Trinidad - That the shooting of Juan Montoya, which took place at Delagua was felonious was the verdict of the coroner's jury that heard the evidence in the case and Jose Lopez was held without bail, charged with the crime. Bayfield Blade - October 11, 1912 - Held on Murder Charge - Trinidad - Jose Lopez was held under $3,000 bonds to the District Court, charged with the murder of Juan Montoya at Delagua, September 22. He is accused of shooting Montoya in a saloon row.

Montoya, Juanita
Juanita "Jennie" Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2004 - Juanita "Jennie" Montoya, born Aug. 3, 1927, passed away June 17, 2004. Our dear wife and mother passed away after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Antonio and Ninfa Parra; brother, Tony Parra; and sister, Josephine Johnston. She leaves to mourn her husband of 59 years, Joe B. Montoya; children, Joe and Georgia Montoya, Tom and Logie Cordova, Nick and Irene Bachicha, Al and Liz Montoya, Mike and Maxine Montoya, Charlie Cordova and Tracy Avila. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, whom she dearly loved; sisters, Celia (Steve) Montoya, Olivia (Willie) Lopez, Marie (Ray) Shows, Caroline (Gerald) Granato; brother, Edward Parra; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She had the biblical hope of the resurrection expressed by Jesus at John 5:28, 29. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 46 years and expressed the belief in a paradise earth for faithful mankind, Revelation 21:3, 4. Cremation at her request. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, Mesa Congregation, 2203 E. 13th, with George Solano officiating. Special thanks to her loving nurse and granddaughter, Larisa Chorak and to Dr. Silviano Arguello.

Montoya, Katie
Katie Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2002 - Katie Montoya died June 14, 2002. Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Portland, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Elisardo S. Montoya; and son, Elisardo D. Montoya Jr. Survived by children, Robert T. Montoya, Eleanor (Ram) Villafon, Patricia (Isaac) Velasquez and Eddie (Corrina) Montoya; sisters, Albina Pacheco, Greeley, Colo., Rita Rael, New Mexico, Victoria D'Ambrosio, New Jersey, and Alfredo Garcia, California. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Montoya, Lee Onofre
Lee Onofre Montoya - Huerfano World - January 10, 1991 - Lee Onofre Montoya, 71, of Pueblo, formerly of the Huerfano County area, died Tuesday, January 1, 1991 in Pueblo. Born August 9, 1919, in Malachite to Louis and Cordelia (Gonzales) Duran Montoya, he was reared on the family farm and attended local schools. In 1937, he married Julia Monroe. In 1940, he attended a welding school in Pueblo, later moving to California where he worked at the Oakland Ship Yards as a welder. In 1943, he moved back and went to work for the CF&I and Big Four Coal Mine. He married Ernestine Derrera on July 4, 1959. in 1951, he began working for the Allen Mine, retiring in 1978. Mr. Montoya is survived by his wife Ernestine; 17 children, Bonnie Maestas, Evelyn Trujillo, Ernestine Almarez, Jackie Montoya, Delores Montoya and Matthew Montoya, all of Pueblo; Rosalie Pagnotta, Lee Montoya, Albert Montoya, Gloria Pinon, Julie Vasquez and Debbie Marin, all of Denver; Marilyn Almarez, Trinidad; Charles Montoya, Walsenburg; Cordelia Vialpando and Linda Montoya, both of California and Mary Jordan, Colorado Springs; six brothers, Louis Montoya, Gilbert Montoya, Celestino Montoya, and Pete Montoya, all of Walsenburg; Joe Duran, Denver and Donald Duran, Pueblo; 39 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday from United Church of Walsenburg. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Montoya, Leo Robert
Leo Robert Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Leo Robert Montoya, 58, beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend, departed this life Feb. 7, 2004. Born June 28, 1945, in Walsenburg, he graduated from East High School. Disabled, he retired from CF&I rod and bar mill. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, and watching his son Pete play softball. He was a loyal Denver Bronco fan and a Panda Pacheco boxing fan. When his health permitted, he volunteered at St. Anne Church. Leo is survived by his mother, Irene Chavez; children, Angela (Ysidro) Hernandez, Pete (Jeanine) Montoya, Antonia (Albert) Albo, Tina (Craig) Falsetta, Angel (Rob) Spalding; five sisters, Juanita (Mike) Duran, Nora Montoya, Louise Verdugo, Loretta (Jerald) Valdez, Ann (Jose) Garcia; one brother, Alfred (Lorraine) Chavez; 15 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Leo is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Chavez; and brother-in-law, Frank Verdugo. Both services, St. Anne Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jame E. Friel celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In your charity, donations to St. Anne Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Leo Robert Montoya.

Montoya, Leopoldo
Leopoldo Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2001 - Leopoldo Montoya, 65, departed this life Nov. 17, 2001, at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 1, 1935, in Lagunita, N.M. He was a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing, Cripple Creek, was a diehard Oakland Raider fan and was the founder of JB&G Construction Company. Preceded in death by his mother, Miquela Aragon Montoya; brother, Manuel Montoya; parents-in-law, Ezequiel and Anita Gutierrez. Survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Priscilla Gutierrez Montoya; children, Felix Montoya, Leopoldo Joe (Gloria) Montoya, Anita (Alejandro Gonzales) Montoya, Juan (Shelle) Montoya; grandchildren, Felix Ramon, Jared, Marco and Demetria Montoya; stepgrandchildren, Chris and Brian Gutierrez, Amber (Elliot) Colby; step-great-grandchildren, Jalicia Gutierrez, Ashlie, Adrian and Aaron Colby. Survived also by his father, Filiberto Montoya; siblings, Filiberto (Patsy) Montoya Jr., John (Reiko) Montoya, Carlos Montoya, Joseph (Valerie) Montoya, Gloria (Leroy) Basquez, Priscilla (Fred) Samora, Ida (Joe Leyba) Montoya, Rita Floyd, Juanita (Manuel) Lara, Lucille (Joe) Vasquez; aunt, Connie (Castulo) Moreno; sisters-in-law, Virginia Gutierrez, Martha (Paul) Otero, Daisy Montoya; also survived by cousins whom he was raised with, Mary Perez, the Vigil family; godsons, Alvin Rojas, Dennis Vigil, Richard Herrera Jr., George Apodaca; special friends, Irvin and Cathy Cusworth, Cristi, Ramon and Grace Gonzales, Armando Rodriguez; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 2233 E. Eighth St., Sp. 252, and 1624 Johneva St.

Montoya, Louis
Louis Montoya - World Independent – December 19, 1934 - Redwing Resident Dies At Home of Brother in Gordon, Unable to Return to Redwing After Becoming Ill Month Ago - Louis Montoya, 42, died at Gordon as the result of an illness which he contracted on a trip from Redwing in search of work. He went to Gordon a month ago to the home of a relative, became ill while there and was unable to return home. He is survived by his mother, Sofie Valdez, his wife Cordelia and four sons, Lee, Louis, Gilbert and Celestine, all of Redwing, and by seven brothers and five sisters. The funeral will be held at 1:15 tomorrow from the home of his brother at Gordon, with services at the Spanish Presbyterian church here at 2 o'clock, the Reverend A.V. Lucero performing the services. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Montoya, Louise Solano
Louise (Solano) Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1997 - In memory of Louise (Solano) Montoya, 68 years young, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 1997. Louise was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Broomfield, Colo. Preceded in death by loving husband, Ernesto Montoya- parents, Paul Solano and Elizabeth Bueno- and brother, Edward Watson. Survived by children, Irene (Bryan) Carleo, Colorado Springs, Colo., Morton (Phyllis) Robinson, Florence, Colo., Debbie (Eddie) Espinoza, Denver, Colo., and Peggy (Orlando) Baca, Pueblo, Colo., and sisters, Margaret Benson, Oregon, Madeline Corral, Denver, Colo., and Audrey (Bill) Fines, Oklahoma. Louise had 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Precious" and Francis Medina and Mearle Hanson. Louise was employed by the Colorado State Hospital where she worked for many years. She was a very loving person. But the time came when it was time for her to accept the golden wings of life. Our thoughts will be with her from now until forever. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Montoya, Margaret Suazo
Margaret Suazo Montoya - Huerfano World - October 19, 1989 - Margaret Montoya of Walsenburg died October 17, 1989, in Denver at the home of family. Services are pending through Boies Almont Funeral Home, Walsenburg. - Margaret Suazo Montoya - Huerfano World - October 26, 1989 - Margaret Suazo Montoya, 56, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, October 17, 1989, in Denver. She had been in poor health for several years. Born March 29, 1933, in Toltec, to Procopio and Anastasia Castro Suazo, she lived all her life in the Huerfano County area. She married Celestino Montoya in 1955. Survivors include her husband, Celestino R. Montoya, Walsenburg; two sons, Curtis Montoya, Walsenburg and David Montoya, Thornton; two daughters, Cynthia Brown, and Sandy Foster, Denver; a sister Corrine Suazo, Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service was Saturday from United Church of Walsenburg. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Montoya, Marie E.
Marie E. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1986 - Marie E. Montoya (1908-1986) passed away Jan. 8, 1986, at Minnequa Medicenter. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Victor Montoya, in 1984, and an infant daughter, Caroline Montoya. Mother of Joe (Abbey) Montoya, Ed (Helen) Montoya, Corrine (Mike) Pando and Sally (Bob) Urenda, all of Pueblo; Sequio (Freda) Montoya, Charles (Ruby) Montoya and Al Montoya of California; and Victor (Betty) Montoya of Colorado Springs. Sister of Emma Chavez of Pueblo and Pauline Lorance. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Francis Xavier Church: recitation of the rosary at 7. p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at 119 Madison and in the parish hall at St. Therese Church following interment Saturday.

Montoya, Marilee Field
Marilee Field Montoya - Huerfano World - February 27, 1992 - Marilee Field Montoya - Celebration of Remembrance was Tuesday at Corines Drive Inn for Marilee Field Montoya, 67, of Walsenburg. Mrs. Montoya died February 21, 1992. Born July 30, 1924 in Denver, she was reared and educated there graduating from the University of Denver with a master's degree in library science. She had worked as a state library consultant for various state institutions, schools, and prisons before moving to Walsenburg in 1981. Survivors include two daughters, Nickola Mae Waugh, Toronto, Canada and Dana Lee Montoya, Walsenburg; a brother Richard T. Green, Denver and two grandchildren. Cremation. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Montoya, Marilyn
Marilyn Montoya - Huerfano World - April 22, 1993 - Marilyn E. Montoya, 37, died April 17, 1993, in Trinidad where she was attending Trinidad State Junior College in an effort to get her LPN in August. Born in Piedmont Oct. 25, 1955, she is the daughter of Jose A. and Lucy Lovato. She attended Trinidad Schools, graduating in 1973. Survivors include her parents of Trinidad, three daughters, Brigit E., Yvonne J. and Theresa Darlene, all of the family home; four brothers, Albert and Harold, Trinidad, J.R. and Eloy, Denver; sisters, Janet Torres and Diane Montoya, Trinidad, Carol Gallegos, California, Angie Velasquez, Denver, Connie Mestas, Trinidad, Vickie Zappanti, Segundo. Funeral service was from St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Burial was in Tejeras Cemetery in Madrid.

Montoya, Mary Andronica
Mary Andronica Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2000 - Mary Andronica Montoya, 95, Boone resident for the past 63 years, departed this life Dec. 14, 2000, at her family home. Mrs. Montoya actually made the many adobe bricks and helped her husband to build their family home. She made all the window frames for the house, cutting the wood and putting them together, and they are still standing. She also was a excellent seamstress and made tailor-made clothes using her own patterns. She crocheted and was very knowledgeable about various plants and herbs and helped many family members and friends with their illnesses. Preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Cedelia (Vigil) Sanchez; husband, Eusebio Montoya Sr.; son, Vidal Montoya; daughter, Ofelia Pacheco. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Elisardo (Katie) Montoya, Henry (Linda) Montoya, Eusebio Montoya Jr., all of Pueblo, Rafelita deSantiago, California, Margaret Gallegos, Aurora Santos, Jean Valdez, all of Colorado Springs, Rosie Montano, Texas; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John R. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment beside her late husband at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Family will receive friends at the family home. Card of Thanks - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2001 - We, the children of the late Mary Andronica Montoya, want to thank all our friends and extended family for the love and kindness shown us during the passing of our beloved mother. Our special thanks go out to the Rural Fire Dept. Emergency Team, Pueblo County Sheriff deputies and the coroner's office. Father Waters and Mount Carmel Church staff, the pallbearers, the musicians, the ladies who served the dinner, those who sent flowers, cards and food, Mike Lopez and staff of St. Vrain Cemetery, the Angelus Funeral staff for the personal care given to our mother and our family. Sincerely, Elisardo, Henry, Eusebio Jr., Rafelita, Maryann, Margaret, Jean and families.

Montoya, Mike
Mike Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Mike Montoya, 73, late of 1149 S. Lane 25, entered into eternal life July 22, 1987. He would have celebrated his 53rd wedding anniversary July 23, 1987. Member of Order of Santa Rita of New Mexico and Society of Carmelitas of New Mexico. Survived by wife, Mariana Montoya; children, Lucia (James) Teague, Fabie (Junior) Martinez, Luis (Eleanor) Montoya, Dorothy (Phil) Pacheco and Mike (Sondra) Stetler, all of Pueblo; brothers, Philberto Montoya of Pueblo and Forgie Montoya of California; sisters, Audilia Siaz and Sally Archuleta, both of Pueblo; special son-in-law, Neil Stetler of Kansas, and special niece, Viola Diaz of Pueblo; numerous nephews and nieces; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 24; Mass of the Resurrection, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 1149 S. Lane 25.

Montoya, Miquela A.
Miquela A. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1986 - Miquela A. Montoya, 70, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital on April 17, 1986. Mrs. Montoya is survived by her husband, Filiberto Montoya of Pueblo; sons, Leo (Percy) Montoya, Filiberto (Patsy) Montoya Jr., Manuel (Daisy) Montoya, all of Pueblo, John (Rekio) Montoya of Fort Ord, Calif., Carlos (Barbara) Montoya of Garden City, Kan., Joseph (Dolores) Montoya of Pueblo; daughters, Gloria (Leroy) Basquez, Rita (Jerry) Floyd, Ida Castro, Priscilla (Fred) Samora, Lucille (Joe) Vasquez, all of Pueblo, Juanita (Manuel) Lara of Denver; aunt, Flora Herrera of Pueblo. She also is survived by 34 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother, four sisters, and numerous relatives and friends. She was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Lagunta, N.M., and lived in Portland, Colo., before moving to Pueblo in 1952. She was a much loved mother and homemaker, who liked outdoor activities very much. Rosary recitation at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 1986, at St. Joseph Church with Father Wil Charleville. Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 1986, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. St. Anne's Ladies Altar Society will host reception following in-termed. Family will receive family and friends at 1624 Johneva St.

Montoya, Miquela Loraine
Miquela Loraine Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Miquela Loraine Montoya, age 5, departed this life unexpectedly June 29, 2002, the result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Jan. 2, I997. Survived by her mother, Janine Avila; father, Carlos Montoya; sister, Alica Renee Montoya; grandparents, Angel and Marie Adorno, Robert Avila, Barbara Montoya and Carlos Montoya; godparents, Juan Montoya and Shelle Cusworth Montoya; god sister, Demetria Montoya; great-grandparents, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Ron Roche officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Montoya, Patricia S.
Patricia S. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2003 - Patricia S. Montoya, 61, passed away Nov. 5, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Phil; children, Jackie (Mary), Jerry (Liz), Michelle (Archie), Jamie (Diane), Kathy, Phillip (Cathy). Patricia delighted in the arrival of 16 grandchildren, Shawn, Jaclyn, Desiree, Mallori, Kayla, Mario, Sarah, Jordan, Jerri Lynn, Alec, Devin, Eloy, Cheyenne, Justine, Phillip, Monica; one great-grandchild, Julian. She also leaves behind five sisters, Josie, Adeline, Mary, Lucy and Annie; three brothers, Fidel, Louie and Sam; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday; both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Montoya, Paul M.
Paul M. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2004 - Paul M. Montoya, 63, of Trinidad, Co. went to the Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2004. Paul is predeceased by his Father Paul. His is survived by wife Frances; Sons Mark (Bethany) of Lugoff, SC., Steven (Valerie) of Aguilar, CO. & Greg (Misty) of Trinidad, Co; Mother Candelaria of Aguilar, CO; Grandchildren Kristin, Holly, Taylor, Tiffany & Adam; Sisters Belinda (Don) of Grand Prairie, TX, Rose Marie (Ernie) of Colorado Springs, CO, Annette (Gary) of Westminster, CO; Brothers Ron (Bertha) of Pueblo, CO, Daniel (Adrienne) of Parker, CO, Edward of Thornton, CO, Frank (Anita) of Westminster, CO and numerous nephews and nieces. Paul was the owner of PM Quality Homes. Vigil Service will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 7:00PM, Holy Trinity Church, 235 N. Covent, Trinidad, CO. Funeral Mass, Holy Trinity Church, 235 N. Covent, Trinidad, CO. Funeral Mass, Holy Trinity Church, Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 10:00am. Military Interment will be at Trujillo Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be make to the Fishers Peak Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 8361, County Road 69.0, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Montoya, Raquel M.
Raquel M. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1987 - Raquel M. Montoya, 92, passed away May 27, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Mrs. Montoya is survived by daughter, Mary (Porfirio) Velasquez of Pueblo, and son, Frank (Loyola) Montoya of Albuquerque, N.M. She also is survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Montoya was born June 8, 1894, in Costilla, N.M., and was a member of the Guadalupe Society. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, 1987, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with Father Rodger Dorcy officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 1987, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 606 E. Tenth.

Montoya, Raymond David
Raymond David "Razor" Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Raymond David "Razor" Montoya, 30, departed this life April 1, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Ray was born Sept. 30, 1969, to the union of Ramon "Phil" and Arlene Montoya. Survived by his parents; his wife, Shelly Montoya; sister, Naomi Montoya; children, Alias Montoya, Alexa Montoya, Rosalinda Montoya and Eddie Roybal; grandmother, Lelia Ornelas; uncles, Jerry (Pat) Montoya, Anthony (Patricia) Montoya and Arthur (Susan) Baca; and aunt, Syliva Santos. Ray was employed at the Colorado State Hospital. He was a member of the Church of The Good Shepard and was quarterback for the Pueblo Bikers United Football Team. Ray also played fastpitch softball. He was a major fan/supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ray graduated from Central High School class of '88, where he was voted the most friendly by his fellow students. Ray loved riding his motorcycle and he enjoyed making his friends laugh. With Ray, there was never a dull moment. Whether it was football or softball, Ray always wore number 11. He was an excellent father to his children and was also known for his special salsa and shrimp dishes. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Rev. Roman Ortiz officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1006 Elm St. and 146 Kingsley Drive. A Ray Montoya Memorial Fund has been set up at Minnequa Banks.

Montoya, Refugia
Refugia (Rae) Martinez Montoya - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 6, 2007 - Refugia (Rae) Martinez Montoya left this life on January 1, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Refugia was born to Ezequiel Martinez and Elisa Castro Martinez in Tioga, Colorado on August 11, 1926. Refugia is survived by her husband Robert and her children Kenneth Montoya and Renee Montoya Lado; three grandchildren Sean Montoya, Dustin Montoya, and Christian Montoya; two great grandchildren Jaden Montoya and Jayla Montoya; her brothers Cesario Martinez and Tobias Martinez, and her sisters Nora Lopez, Bernie Medina and Lydia Sanchez. In lieu of flowers or cards, we ask that donations be made in memory of Refugia Montoya to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-36241. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday January 8, 2007 at 2:00 pm; Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, 12801 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Entombment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Montoya, Robert Rudolph
Robert Rudolph Montoya - Huerfano World - June 25, 1998 - Robert Rudolph Montoya, 59, died in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, June 21, 1998. Born in Trinidad on Dec. 5, 1938 to Emily Martinez and Rudolph Marcelino Montoya, he attended Trinidad and Denver Schools, graduating from Manual High School. He attended Trinidad State Junior College for two years. He was a visual artist all of his life and many of his works were on display and sold in area galleries. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years. Survivors include his mother, Emily Montoya, Walsenburg; sisters and brothers, Yvonne Prien, Littleton, Charles Gurule, Trinidad, Diane Miller, Orange, C A, Morrice Montoya, Lakewood, Geraldine Blackwell, Hayward, CA, and Jennifer DeWitt, Walsenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Montoya, Rose
Rose Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 1999 - Rose Montoya passed away May 1, 1999. Born Nov. 24, 1906, in Penasco, N.M., to Higinio and Lucrisia Romero. Survived by daughter, Virginia (Manuel) Cano-sons, Rufino (Laura) Montoya, Joe E. Montoya, Joseph (Thelma) Montoya of Pueblo, Desidero (Sharon) Montoya, Colorado Springs- 21 grandchildren- 24great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- sister, Elviria Sandoval-numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Jose Rosendo Montoya- brothers, Mike Romero and Amadeo Romero- and son, Johnny Montoya. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. The family will receive guests at 939 Bragdon.

Montoya, Russell Martin
Russell Martin Montoya – Pueblo Chieftain – September 5, 2006 - Russell Martin "Rusty" Montoya, 46, a lifetime Puebloan, born Sept. 1, 1959, was pronounced dead Sept. 1, 2006. Rusty was a 1977 graduate of Central High School. He served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. Rusty was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Martin Montoya; grandparents, Donato Raymond Flores, Juan and Julianita Medina Montoya. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Emily Flores; two sisters, Pamela Soto, Paula (Jesse) Collins; grandmother, Barbara Flores; nephews, Anthony and Jason Soto, Jesse Collins Jr., Cameron, Bryce and Logan Collins; great-nephew, Jaren Soto; great-nieces, Jaelyn and Toni Soto; former spouse, Diana Suarez; other relatives and friends. Rusty enjoyed fishing, camping and watching the wildlife. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Montoya family will receive friends at 2003 Sundance Drive following the service.

Montoya, Salomon C.
Salomon C. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - Salomon C. Montoya, 88, passed away Oct. 30, 2003. Born April 1, 1915, in Roy, N.M., to the union of Agapito Montoya and Magdalena DeHerrera, who preceded him in death; along with his loving wife of 55 years, Esther D. Montoya; sisters, Dorothy Hernandez and Josephine Montoya; and special cousin, Rafael DeHerrera. Survived by his sons, Sam (Alberta) Montoya, Joe (Lolita) Duran; daughters, Pauline (George) Sisneros, Lorraine (Gilbert) Archuleta; special granddaughter, Lisa Rivera, whom he raised; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Rodriguez; brothers, Joe, Eloy and Lupe Montoya; compadres, Esquiel and Loretta Garduno. Salomon was a World War II veteran, honorably discharged in 1945. While in the military, he served in New Guinea and Luzon. He received numerous medals and awards, including the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze service star, Commonwealth of Philippines 44, American Defense Service Medal, American Service Medal, and one Bronze Service Arrowhead Pacific Theater. He was very proud of his military accomplishments. Salomon retired from CF&I in 1976 and enjoyed traveling, music, gardening, fishing, the Colorado State Fair, Cripple Creek and most of all, his family. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Our sincere thanks to Belmont Lodge caregivers, nurses and staff.

Montoya, Sam
Sam Montoya - Huerfano World - October 11, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Sam Montoya died and was buried at Oakview.

Montoya, Santiago (Mrs.)
Mrs. Santiago Montoyo - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 13, 1923 - Trinidad - Investigation into the death of Mrs. Santiago Montoyo, 88 years old, led to the arrest of her husband, Santiago Montoyo, 63, night watchman at Delagua, a coal mining camp.

Montoya, Susie
Susie Jacobs Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Susie Jacobs Montoya, 77, of Pueblo, formerly of Gilroy, Calif., passed away Feb. 4, 2005. She is preceded in death by her son, Richard Salaver. Survived by her children, Joyce Maestri, Tom (Dawn) Salaver, Diana Montoya; grandchildren, Regina, Rhonda, Rosalyn and James Maestri, Richard, Brian, and Zac Salaver, Jodi Perry; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Zamora, Zachary Haro, and Laura Maciel. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Montoya, Thomas
Thomas Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2005 - Thomas Montoya, 82, of Pueblo, born Dec. 1, 1922, in Farasita, Colo., passed away on March 25, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Manuelita Montoya; brother, Ben Montoya; and sisters, Julia Gonzales and Orlinda Pino. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sarah Montoya; children, Helen Casias, Shirley Montoya, Joann Montoya, Cecilia (Sam) Lopez and Carlos Montoya; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Marina), Angelina (Michael), Mona (Ben), Sandra (Isidro), Michael, Serina (Tony), Patricia (Michael), Adrienne (Manuel) and Sammy; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jake (Dorothy) Montoya and Moses (Luann) Montoya; sisters, Liz (Doyle) Bailey and Mary Fisher; one aunt and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Thomas was a very hard working man; he retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a very loving, generous and kind man. He touched the lives of every person he met and for that he will be missed greatly. Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Wednesday; both at St. Leander Church, with the Rev. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Hall following both services. Special thanks to Dr. Siddiqui and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Montoya, Tom M.
Tom M. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2005 - Tom M. Montoya, 56, passed away Jan. 28, 2005, following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Sept. 15, 1948. He was a construction worker for KR Swerdfeger Construction for more than 20 years. Survived by his wife, Marge Gallegos Montoya; his mother, Rose Salazar Montoya; children, Max (Grace) Gurule, Rick (Donna) Gurule, Rose (Bill) Patterson, Adam, Margaret, Sam (Sherri) Gurule, Nathan Salas, T.J. and Josiah Montoya; four brothers, Joel (Sue) DeHerrera, Lawrence (Sandy) Montoya, Roger Montoya, Juan DeHerrera; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Tom is preceded in death by his father, Mike Montoya; sister, Carmen Montoya; and aunt, Barbara. Tom loved his boat and fishing with his grandchildren and special friends, Abram and Chicon. At Tom's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Montoya, William J.
William J. Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - William J. Montoya, 72, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 26, 1999. Vigil for the deceased, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. Both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Montoya-Bravo, Maria E.
Maria W. Montoya-Bravo – Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2006 - Maria E. Montoya-Bravo, 52, affectionately known to family and friends as "Merly," passed away unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2006, in Redwing, Colo. She was born Sept. 8, 1954, in Vadito, N.M., to the union of Juan and Maria (Gonzales) Mondragon, who precede her in death along with her first husband, Bernardo Montoya Jr.; a daughter, Bernadette Byrd; mother-in-law, Dulcinella Bravo. Merly enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking dancing, and most of all spending quality time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved husband, Willie Bravo, of the family home in Redwing, Colo.; her son, Shawn (Angelina); stepdaughters, Yolanda (Jake), Maylynn (Jason) and Beatrice (Armando); sisters, Bea (Moises), Rita (Jessie), Diane (Gil), MaryLou (Gene), Virginia (Vincent); brothers, Joe (Diane) and Max (Minnie); brother-in-law, Jimmy (Cathy); sisters-in-law, Juanita and Theresa; father-in-law, Sabino Bravo; special niece, Pam; godchildren, Molly, Melissa and Jerrad. Visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Chama Cemetery, Redwing, Colo.

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