I received a VERY nice surprise this weekend. Rey dropped off a bag from dads that had a few Marine corp items and his pulse oximeter and when I opened the bag, it smelled like dad. It might sound strange but what a really nice surprise.
I used to sneak up to the side of his couch when I was little, just to sniff his forearm. I loved the way he smelled and it's a part of him I will NEVER forget. His odor, to me over time, came to be a symbol of strength, security and integrity so you see, it's not just a pleasant odor, it was who he is and again, what a FANTASTIC surprise. Thank you to whomever in my family, decided to send this to me.
To the Montano Family, Alfonso & I send our love to each a everyone of you. How blessed you were to have your daddy but, more blest were we who reaped of his love and joy through his children. I know your mama was waiting there for him with a smile and outstretched hand. And God said time to come home, thank you for a job well done. God bless you all. Vioma
Vioma Trujillo - December 14 at 09:10 PM
Benjie I just found out about your dad. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
My sincere condolences to the Montano family. I've known you all my life. I'm glad to have kept in touch with Gilbert. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our sincerest condolences to all of you for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Our deepest sympathy, I know he will be missed by all who loved him. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Peppy and Howard
Gil I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, but I know you have comfort knowing he's with your mom in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To Louie and Gilbert, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your father. Our deepest condolences. Mike and Paula
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Mr and Mrs Montano and Marcia will always have a special place in my heart. My love, thoughts and prayers to you all.
Tom Cindy Sandoval and family
I will miss you a great deal, i loved cooking for you and hearing you make fun of what I made, i will miss how you made us all feel so important and most of all i will miss the strong love you gave each and every one of us.
I love and miss you.
Say hi to mom and marcia for me.
My condolences for your loss...He was a very kind and compassionate man!
My deepest condolances to benjie angela juanita robert and the entire family
Our condolences to all the Montano family. You were all blessed to have had wonderful parents. Keep their memories alive with each other. God bless. The Serna family, Judy, Teresa, Jimmy and Eva
Dear Montano families: I don't know if I ever met Bennie in person but I got to know him through stories his son, Gilbert, and my father, Melisendro Ortiz, told me. The mail carriers from the good ol' days were so wonderful to their customers and really, truly loved their jobs and their coworkers. My Dad was sad that he wasn't able to make his regular visits to see his friend, Bennie, or to attend his funeral. But please know that we are thinking about all of you especially now for the holidays. Be close to each other on Christmas and share your memories. Your Dad will be there. God bless you always... (Gilbert, my brother, stay strong and let me know if you need anything.)
MY DEEPEST SYMPOTHY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR FATHER MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Angelina & Montano Family
My Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your father.
My Prayers are with you and your family.
Joe & Marcella Montoya
Theresa and Family,
My sincerest condolences to the the entire family. May your fond memories bring you comfort. God Bless you all.
Mr. And Mrs. Montano, your treasures live on and inside each one of them lives the love, compassion,and faith that you instilled in them. It was truly an honor knowing you and as a child spending nights for sleep overs at your home and enjoying the coordinated craziness of such a large family. From Bengie down to Louie may we extend our deepest sympathies. You were all very blessed to have such wonderful parents. May their souls rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon them.
Tudi, Benjie, Reynaldo, and the rest of the Montano family, We am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Father, He was our mail man on Osage for years and I will always remember he was a very nice man, I remember him bringing the boys with him on his route in the summers. He really liked all the kids cause he would stop and talk to us all the time, May the Peace of the Lord be with all of you at this time. Gerry Armijo and Diana Martinez Coplen.
Benjie, Gilbert, Mike, Louie and the entire Montano Family. My condolences to the entire family. May your father rest in peace.
Deepest Sympahy to the Montano family in there loss. May God Bless your family at this time of sorrow.
Today is the day we will lay your body to rest although knowing that you are already at peace sitting with Mom, Marcia and Lil Mary in Heaven. The laughs , the fishing trips and all your humor will remain with me forever! You will always be my Hero....Love you Dad....
Montano Family (Angela) - So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I know that he was very special man to you and your family. May God keep you and yours in his graces at this time of need. Keep the Faith, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care and God Bless!
Dearest Montano Family,
We are very sorry to hear of your father's passing. May God bless you with his love & peace at this difficult time.
The Clay Family-
Kathy, Dan, Paula & John
Benji,Ann,Theresa and family. Our most sincere condolences upon the loss of such a wonderful man in your lives. May the Lord hold each of you in the palm of his hand durring this difficult time. Our prayers are with each of you!
I grew up in the same neighborhood with Gilbert and Michael and consider them my brothers. Gods Grace and love be with you and your family. Your father was very special man and willbe greatly missed.
I am so grateful to know a family and a very humble and generous man. My condolence to the family, I have many memories That will last a Life time.
Benjie, Rudy and all the families....and there was plenty of you all to enjoy this man....I knew him when I worked at Henry's Mkt and admired how he cared for everyone...again, all those kids! and of course his postal public. "I believe in God's master plan in life. He moves eople in and out of each others' lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made of bits and pieces of all who have touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched your byLois Cheney" Roman Umpy
You will be truly missed Uncle Ben.
Today I died and went to heaven, instead of having God's presence within my soul, I had his presence all around me; It was so beautiful and
peaceful that I cried and then I felt the absence of me; With sorrow and pain I asked for God's peace and came to realize that the absence of me was really the absence of all of you, for I am an extension of you and you of me; So I renewed my vows of love for you, to love, honor and respect you for all eternity; Because God's presence is in the souls of everyone on earth, I too am bound to you through God; When you are sad I am sad, when you are happy I am happy; when you feel love I feel love and all that you need shall be here in heaven waiting for you when it is time for you to enter eternity with me; May the pain of my absence diminish into fond and loving memories of a time gone by and please know that I live within you with God's peace all around me. With all my love I pray that God's peace surround each and every one of you.
Happy trails uncle Ben.You will be missed. God bless you. Jan,Philip, and Arrugas Olivas
You went to be with the old gang upstairs Uncle Bennie. I will miss your humor and all your wonderful stories over the years i've known you.God bless you...you will be missed. your nephew..Philip Olivas
The Montoya Family
Sorrows are like ripples on the water,
They come and they go,
But memories remain forever.
May you find peace and love in the memories of good times spent together.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Stilled loved, Still missed and very dear.
Jose and Yvonne Gonzales
DEAREST fAMLIES, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN YOU TIME OF SORROW WE TREASURE GREAT MEMORIES LOVE THE SALVOS JOHN, MATTIE MARK CLARK AND JANIE
My sincere condolences to the Montano family, especially my lifelong friend Gilbert. Let your large and loving family comfort you in your time of need.
Grampa, you were many things to all of us....strong, humorous, a leader, a hero, a MONTANO!
I feel extremely wealthy because I had you and Grandma to look up to and learn from. Although we have to say goodbye to you here, you will always be in my heart, and in the hearts of my family.
"When you got it, you got it!"
I love you Gramps!!!
I am so sorry for your loss, Uncle Benny will surely be missed too: This poem I wrote for my children when I pass, and it helps me when I think of Anthony: Today I died and went to heaven, instead of having God's presence within my soul, I had his presence all around me; It was so beautiful and peaceful that I cried and then I felt the absence of me; With sorrow and pain I asked for God's peace and came to realize that the absence of me was really the absence of all of you, for I am an extension of you and you of me; So I renewed my vows of love for you, to love, honor and respect you for all eternity; Because God's presence is in the souls of everyone on earth, I too am bound to you through God; When you are sad I am sad, when you are happy I am happy; when you feel love I feel love and all that you need shall be here in heaven waiting for you when it is time for you to enter eternity with me; May the pain of my absence diminish into fond and loving memories of a time gone by and please know that I live within you with God's peace all around me. With all my love I pray that God's peace surround each and every one of you. God Bless You All.
I will miss you so much Dad. You will always be in my heart. I can never Thank you enough for all you have done for me and for all. God Bless you.