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Jose "Joe" Arsenio Montoya

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“Dear Family, Please accept my condolences for your loss. I just want to share a story with you. Those of us in the morning water aerobics class at...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Carolyn Shaw - Albuquerque, NM

“It has been an honor for me, my wife Muriel, & daughter Angela to ride with Joe & the American Legion Mounted Patrol. We had alot of laughs...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Victor Yarbrough - Edgewood, NM

“I am praying for God to comfort you all during this time. The loss of a family member is so difficult, and painful. God knows the pain we feel during...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Tara Farmer - Columbia, SC

“Our hearts break for Ray, Nona, Archie, and Echo, yet our hearts rejoice to know Joe is with his wife and with Jesus. Since these notes are for those...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Johnny and Karine Cobb - SC

“Well, I have a few memories of Joe! Mostly him dropping by Dr Josephsons Dental Office. Just to stop by and say hi! and of course to bring us his...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: KARLA - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

“Growing up down Wayne rd. holds alot of memories for me.. Living next door to the Montoya family made it very memorable. My mother raised 4 of us...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Faye Lang (Manning) - Albuquerque, NM

“Tio, I am going to miss you so much. Thank you for making me laugh, and for making me smile. To Ray, Patty, and Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss....Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Elaine Flanagan

“My dearest Sonny, I have so many great memories of you going to our home when I was growing up, once a week in SF to eat mama's "Pastalitos". We're...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Your cousin, Loretta Archuleta

“Trinity and Family, Glenda and I wish to extend our love to your family and share in the sorrow for the passing of your uncle "Joe". Uncles are so...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Max Seale

“Nino, You have been good to my family, I will miss you so....I will always remember you and your horses and how you loved them, and I will always...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Montoya - Alameda, NM

“Sorry for your lose your Dad was a good man an will be dearly missed my thoughts an prayers go out to all of your family members an God bless you all ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Jaramillo - Albuquerque, NM

“I want to thank uncle sunny for giving me a taste of home. With the love of horses and old the fashion Vaquero attitude You helped me from missing my...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: The Montoyas Chris, Linda,Marcos and Briana - NM

“To my Bro, Imiss you so much already,and I will miss our talks,Thank you for being my ear, and for loving me. I will always be here for Melissa,...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Norma & Pat Maez - Corrales, NM

“You will be missed by all, We love and treasure you , you will remain in our hearts always. When you get there, say hello to Theresa and Mom. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Joanna Ulibarri - NM

“I met Joe almost four years ago when I became a member of American Legion Post 69. Joe was always a kind, humble man who treated all with respect and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry "Bear" Lail - Albuquerque, NM

“Ray and the Montoya family our thoughts and prayers are with you over the loss of your father. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Walthes - Fort Jackson, SC

“Ray and the Entire Montoya Family, We in the Directorate of Basic Combat Training are saddened by your loss. Ray is a vital member of our team, and...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: COL Craig Currey - Fort Jackson, SC

“The way you always knew what to do and make every thing alright. I will have you in my heart for ever and you willo be in my thoughts every single...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Betty Gonzales - Rio Rancho, NM

“Ray, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Gerald & Martina Simpson - SC

“Ray and all the Montoya Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your father and patron. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Hertling - Fort Monroe, VA

“My sympathies to the family, Joe has been a good friend since I first met him at Casa de Benevidez back in 1999. He was there just about every...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Marcy Bissell - NM - friend

“May our good Lord one day bring comfort and peace to your hearts. My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Gloria Montoya - Albuquerque, NM

“Ray, our deepest condolences to you and your family our hearts and prayers are with you all. SFC Charles Bealler ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Charles Bealler - Columbia, SC

“~Praying that the God of all comfort will strengthen your family.~ ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Nickela - Columbia, SC - Friend

“Ray and Nona, Archie and Echo - Our love and prayers go out to you and your family as you grieve the passing of your dear father and grandfather. God...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Tracey Ely - Columbia, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and love in the memories...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Rosetta Parter - Columbia, SC

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Trinity Montoya - Albuquerque, NM


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MONTOYA - Jose "Joe" Arsenio Montoya, 69, beloved husband, father, grandpa, friend, and resident of Alameda, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, Sunday, May 30, 2010. He is survived by his children, Patricia Lotz and husband Jeff, Ray Montoya and wife Nona, and Melissa Arellano and husband Duane; grandchildren, Archie and Echo Montoya, Ryan and Justin Lotz, Nathanael and Isabella Arellano; brother, Miguel Montoya; sisters, Elicia Yunguanzo, Bert Martinez and husband Pete, Norma Maez and husband Pat, Joanna Ulibarri and husband Bob, and Betty Gonzales and husband Ray, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Theresa, and his parents, Jesus and Juanita Montoya. Joe was born in Los Martinitos, NM on April 23, 1941. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1964. After his military service Joe had an accomplished career with Yellow Freight for 33 years. Joe is best known for his quick witted humor and ability to befriend everyone he met. Joe’s love of horses led to his founding of the American Legion Mounted Patrol. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 69, participated in the Honor Guard, as well as numerous community activities. His love of family, people, horses, and the American flag will continue to inspire and touch our hearts. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St NW, 87114. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, June 4, 2010. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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