|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1949|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 2010|
Oct. 17, 1949 - June 20, 2010
Ray Montoya, 60, of Turley, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010. He was born on Oct. 17, 1949, to Louis Montoya Sr. and Eva (Gutierrez) Montoya in Farmington.
He was a lifelong resident of San Juan County and was known and loved by many people throughout the area.
Ray retired from Labor Union Local No. 16.
He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend. It was said that he truly had a heart of gold and would never hesitate to lend a helping hand. Many friends remember him for his love of fishing, especially for those brown trout. He will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian Lopez; son, Christopher Lopez Sr.; daughter-in-law, Angelica Lopez; brother, Anthony Montoya; and grandson, James Calvillo.
He is survived by his sons, Louis Montoya (Lisa), and Ray Lopez; brother, Louis Montoya Jr. (Lupe); sisters, Gloria Rodriguez (Apolonio), Irene Morales and Catalina Hernandez (Pete); six grandchildren, Christopher Lopez Jr., Jeremy Lopez, Elijah Montoya, Alycia Montoya, Miley Montoya and the soon-to-be-born Sophia Montoya; and one great-grandchild, Arravella Lopez.
Cremation will take place.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Blanco.
Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Father Thomas as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow at Blanco Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ray Montoya Funeral Fund at Citizens Bank.
Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com.
Arrangements are with Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington; (505) 325-8688.
Published in Farmington Daily Times on June 23, 2010
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 23, 2010
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