Jose E. Montano, 96, of Clovis N.M., passed away on November 23, 2017, in Clovis N.M.
A Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis, N.M.
Funeral services will be at 10:00am, Monday, November 27, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, N.M., with Father Angelo Marquez, officiating. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Jose E. Montano was born in San Juan, N.M. to Aurelio and Rayitos Montano on August 15, 1921. He married Sophia B. Montano on December 1, 1940, in Anton Chico, N.M. Jose worked at the Ice Plant as well as Triangle Block and Brick for 40 years. He also helped with building Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and was involved in the Spanish American Club. Jose enjoyed working on his garden when he was able, and playing horseshoes with family for his birthdays. Most of all, he enjoyed going to his small ranchito, spending time with his horse Comanche, and walking his dogs Buddy and Stryder.
Jose is preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Montano; son, Dale Montano; grandson, Julian Montano; brothers: Ray Montano and Kenneth Montano; sisters: Sally Anaya, Margie Montano, and Adelina Macias.
He is survived by his children: Aurelio (Connie) Montano, Sally (Reynaldo) Romero, Jody (Patsy) Montano, Rosie (Raymond) Plaza, Patricia Montano, Carlos (Pamela) Montano; grandchildren: Gary Montano, Kenny Montano, Dino Montano, Rick Montano, Regan Gambier, Dominic Montano, Ryan Montano, Shannon Montano, Evy Fowler, Anthony Romero, Rebecca R. Martinez, Cindy Turrietta, Michelle Espinoza, Jason Montano, Dale Jr (Tiger) Montano, Sonya S. Speldrich-Montano, Angelo Plaza, Alex Plaza, Angie Franco, Pam Montano, Destany Montano-Fry, Sophia Montano, and Stephanie Chavira. Through all of their love came 26 great-grandchildren and19 great great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be first born grandchildren: Gary Montano, Dale Montano, Jr., Anthony Romero, Dominic Montano, Angelo Plaza, Jason Montano, and Destany Montano-Fry. Honorary Bearers will be Julian Montano, Jose H. Romero, Ray Plaza, Reynaldo Romero, Albert Anaya, and Jake Garcia.
The family of Jose wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Genesis Nursing Home and all the nurses, aides and staff. The family would also like to extend a thank you to all who took care of our father at Kindred Hospice, including their staff, Bernice, Anna Lou, Norma and the wonderful SMILE of his favorite nurse Crystal Rodriguez.
“Como Los Hombres”
TO THE FAMILY OF My uncle Jose, Iam so sorry for your loss. I am your cousin
Virginia Luna, your aunt Felicita Lucero. I met some of you at my mom's 99th birthday in Pueblo, Colorado.....I have lived in California, and now in Washington. My husband and I had 7 children and a ton of grand-children, and my husband, Richard also died 2 years ago. I understand the pain that
you feel, He was a wonderful man, handsome,and kind...my prayer for you is that you will stay close and love each other. I FEEL THAT WOULD BE HIS WISH.
Virginia LunaSpokane, WA
I took care of this wonderful man at clovis health care and st anthonys health care. . he always smiled and always laughed at me . The family was always nice to me . the family became my extended family . i looked forward to seeing them each and every time . if u guys need ANYTHING. U let me know . your brother in albuq has my number . thank u for allowing me to take care of such a wonderful man .
Jeff connerClovis, NM
My sincere condolences to the family. May your tears be tears of joy in remembering Mr. Montano’s life time memories and the legacy he leaves behind. God bless you all. In my thoughts and prayers
Martha CastilloDodge City, KS
Sally and Family, we are sorry to hear about your father. He was such a kind, wonderful friend. We always enjoyed him greeting us at church and anywhere we encountered him. We know he was a blessing to so many people wherever he went. We pray God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Benito and Adela MartinezTemple, TX
I wish I would have someone to take me to Clovis to Mr. Montano's services. He was a great man and very handsome.
You were all very lucky to have him so many years.
Mary Ann A. PereaAlbuquerque, NM
Love u all sorry for ur loss too was a good man
Florinda Baca TeagueSpearman, TX
My condolences and prayers and love to the Montano family Mr Montano was a very sweet and wonderful man may he RIP heaven gains another angel may you soar high God Bless you and your family
Sandy MathewsAlbuquerque, NM
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed his visiting him when I would go to Clovis. Always greeted me with a hug! RIP uncle Joe love you.
(I'm one of Gogi's and Nora Bacas daughters.)
Evira Baca-DominguezSpearman, TX
Condolences to all his children and grandchildren. Primo Jose was more like an uncle to me than a cousin. I loved his voice and his laugh. When I was a child, I knew he was in the house even before I saw hin because he jingled the change in his pocket. Every birthday, he would give me a quarter. That was a lot of money back then. He will be missed.
Gloria "Terri" FlickDel City, OK
Rest Up Grandpo ! We love you & you will be missed deeply ! Hope Heavens Treating you Right ! Your in a better place now ! 🙏🏼 Love you - Franco Family
Our Deepest Condolences to all Familia my Members and he was a great loving man and well loved n left a legend to live follow
Fidenciio& Diana cardenasClovis New Mexico, NM
So sorry for your loss.
Merranda, Tony, Nicolas & Elian MarinLas Cruces, NM