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David L. Montoya, Sr

David L. Montoya, Sr. age 82 of Los Montoyas, N.M., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 9, 2007. David was born on Oct. 7, 1924, in Ojitos Frios, N.M., to the late Reyes and Mercedes Montoya.

David retired from the US Post Office as a Highway Contract Carrier in November 1986. He was a Socio of San Antonio De Pauda of Los Montoyas.

David is preceded in death by his parents Reyes and Mercedes Montoya, brother Sigifredo Montoya, and granddaughters: Zodyann and Judyann Montoya, and grandson Julian J. Sisneros.

He is survived by his wife Jane Montoya of 59 years, and children, Lugarda Allemand and husband Archie from Las Vegas, Lucille Paschal and husband Bill from Santa Fe, Reyes Montoya from Albuquerque, Clara Montoya from Los Montoyas, Rebecca Gomez and husband Salamon from Sandia Park, Fred Montoya and wife Marcella from Los Montoyas, Rita Sisneros and husband Jimmy from Tecolote, David Montoya II and wife Rosanna from Las Vegas, N.M., Kathy Gallegos and husband Tony from Espanola, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two brothers Arturo and Tony Montoya, two sisters, Della Gonzales and Oralia Martinez, nieces, nephews and numerous friends also survive him.

Rosary services will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Las Vegas. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 12, at 9 a.m., with Rev. C. John Brasher as celebrant. Burial will follow at the San Antonio De Pauda Cemetery at Los Montoyas. Pallbearers are Bill Paschal, Jimmy Sisneros, Tony Gallegos, Salamon Gomez, Archie Allemand, David Montoya III, Isaac Montoya, and Carlos Allemand.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home, 425-6551.


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 11 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20398386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David L. Montoya, Sr (7 Oct 1924–9 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20398386, citing San Antonio De Pauda Cemetery, Los Montoyas, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .