|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1956|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2004|
April 17, 1956 - Dec. 9, 2004
Maria Clarabelle Montoya Begay, 48, of Bloomfield, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. Maria was born April 17, 1956, in Farmington, the daughter of Joe R. Montoya and Celia (Martinez) Montoya.
Maria is survived by Leroy Begay Sr.; her sons and their families, Leroy C. Begay Jr. and Valerie Largo, Shannon Begay, Colin Begay and Miranda and Dominic Begay; four sisters and four brothers, Rafael Montoya of Bloomfield, Dianne Anderson of Nevada, Armondo Montoya of Farmington, Gloria Duran of Albuquerque, Beverly Day of Bloomfield, Raymond Montoya of Nevada, Robert Montoya of Farmington and Rozanne Diaz of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maria is also survived by her companion of 4 1/2 years, Johnny Hashaw of Bruceville, Texas.
Maria was a grandmother to eight children: Devon, Skyler, Vanessa, Kaitlyn, Elijah, Nathan, Nevaeh and Andrea, all of the Farmington area.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Celia and Joe Montoya; brother, Eugene Montoya; and a niece, Ramona Duran.
At Mrs. Begay’s request, there will be no viewing. A closed-casket service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at The Lighthouse Church, No. 9 Road 5324, on the Bloomfield Highway with Pastor John Schrock conducting. Mrs. Begay will then be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Farmington.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Begay, Leroy Begay Jr., Shannon Begay, Colin Begay, Dominic Begay and Robert Montoya. Honorary pallbearers are Rafael Montoya, Armondo Montoya, Roland Day, James Harris and Randall Hodgdon.
Mrs. Begay requested no flowers, but wished for plants only to be sent to her family.
Maria is in the care of Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, 404 W. Arrington St., (505) 327-5142.
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Block 24, Plot 2A
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Dec 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10064838
Added: Sep. 28, 2008