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Jose Elizario Montano
August 15, 1921  -  November 23, 2017


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''

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