Juan S. Montoya of San Patricio passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his home. He was born February 17, 1926 at Hondo and had lived in Lincoln County all of his life.
He served in the Navy during World War II, he was a farmer and rancher in the Hondo Valley and drove a school bus for the Hondo School from 1967 until 1987. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.
He married Eva Gonzales on August 13, 1948 at Carrizozo and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2014.
He is survived by his children, Porfiria Zinn and her husband Bill, Raquel Montoya Harrison and her husband Russell and Richard Quirino Montoya and his wife, Denise; Juan Salas who was a nephew but was raised with him as a brother;
five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The Rosary service will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in St. Jude Catholic Church where the funeral mass will be on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at St. Jude Catholic Cemetery.
My condolences on on the passing of Juan Montoya. I will always remember his kindness and gentleness, he was a true gentleman. I will remember him in the Intentions at my Masses this weekend.
Fr. David BergsPuerto Vallarta, NM
I am sorry to here about Juan Montoya.
I just wanted to share some encouraging scriptures that has helped me.
Isaiah 25:8 tells us that God promises to "to swallow up death forever."
It's normal to feel emotional pain and grief when someone we love dies. John 11:33 shows us that even Jesus showed emotion when he learned that his beloved friend, Lazurus, had died.
2 Corithians 1:3,4 "praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may able to comfort others in any sort trial with the comfort that we receive from God."
The Dorer FamilyCapitan, NM
My deepest sympathies to the family of Juan Montoya. The loss of a dear loved one is one of the most difficult things to ever go through. I wanted to share the comforting promise of a resurrection found in the Bible at John 5:28,29. Please let the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) give you strength, comfort and hope during this time of sorrow.
Stevens FamilyRuidoso, NM
Our love and prayers are with.
Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
We slowly drove He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility
We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess in the Ring
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain
We passed the Setting Sun
Or rather He passed us
The Dews drew quivering and chill
For only Gossamer, my Gown
My Tippet only Tulle
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground
The Roof was scarcely visible
The Cornice in the Ground
Since then tis Centuries and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses Heads
Were toward Eternity
Adan Sanchez / Michael MuellerPhoenix, AZ