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Ruby Montes

August 28, 1944 — November 17, 2021

Ruidoso Downs

Ruby Lucero Montes was born August 28, 1944, in Villanueva, New Mexico, to Clorinda Lucero.  Ruby was raised in Grants, NM, and later moved to Albuquerque, NM.Ruby married Efren Montes at Saint Anne's Catholic Church on July 13, in Albuquerque.

Ruby passed away November 17, 2021, in Ruidoso Downs surrounded by her loved ones.  Ruby was cared for by her youngest daughter Michelle Scott  and husband Brent, Granddaughter Kamryn, Grandson Domingo,and niece Mery, all of Ruidoso Downs.

Ruby had a heart of gold. She loved everyone and would help anyone who needed it. She loved her grandkids,and helped raise many kids. She enjoyed doing puzzles, word search books, and collecting can tabs. She will be missed by many.

Ruby is survived by her daughter Pauline, husband Josh, their three sons Jacob, Luke, and James, from La Luz, NM. Son Anthony, wife Kim, of Albuquerque, NM, and Son Pat Montes and Maria Martinez, of Port Lavaca, TX.  Ruby is also survived by her granddaughter Ellaine, great-grandson Heath, grandson Nathan, sister Priscilla, aunt Mary" Nena" Salazar, uncle John Lucero. Sister-in-law Jean Riga, and Vangie  Montes, brother-in-law Claudio and wife Jennie Montes. Many nieces,nephews, cousins, and her dear friend Jerrie McClain.

Ruby is preceded in death by her husband Efren, mom Clorinda Guttierrez, in-laws Lucinda and Serapio Montes, a brother and sister, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brent Scott, Domingo Montes, Jacob Puckett, Nathan Montes, Charles Lucero, and Andrew Ward. Honorary pallbearers are Kamryn Montes, Luke Puckett, James Puckett, Elaine Montes, and Heath Montes.

Prayer service will be Friday, December 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Capitan, burial will follow at Capitan Cemetery. A pot luck will follow at the parish hall..

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Service Schedule

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Prayer Service

Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Capitan, Capitan Cemetery)

NM

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Capitan, Capitan Cemetery)

NM

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