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Nidelia Montoya, born in Alamogordo, and a longtime resident of El Paso was known by many names to include Nidelia, Delli, Pooh Bear, Auntie Nidelia and Dr. Montoya. Each name represented the many facets of her life and career.
She is survived by her parents Pablo B. and Martha C. Montoya and her sister Ysella and husband Oscar Perez and, her brother Benito A. and his wife Elsa Montoya.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Fred and Beatrice Romero and Pablo H. and Dominia Montoya.
Nidelia graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1986 then she attended New Mexico State University earning a Master's Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Education Administration. Her teaching career began in Anthony Independent School District, Texas, then she taught at Alamogordo High School. Nidelia moved to El Paso in 1998 when she began her Administrative career with the Ysleta, Socorro, and El Paso school districts.
Through her fight with cancer over the last year, family, friends and co-workers shared tears and laughter remembering serious and silly times over the last 45 years.
Auntie Nidelia spent many winter, spring and summer breaks with nieces and nephews - Cassandra, Nikki, Mia, Patrick, Andrez, Emilio and Armando - participating in cookie day, movie day, ending with dollar store selections while teaching each of them lessons that they would carry on with them for the rest of their life. Additionally her 15 grand nieces and nephews; Alyssa, Evan, Isabelle, Zaden, Nikki, Lexie, Angelo, Xander, Xane, Diamante, Jayden, Sammy, Giovani, Lukas, and Lorenzo will hold her in their hearts forever.
The family would like to thank each of you for your continued support and prayers over Nidelia at the end of her journey.
Services are scheduled for Friday, May 2nd, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 705 Delaware Avenue, Alamogordo, N.M.
A Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m. Post services the family invites you to a gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life sharing a meal in the ICC Parish Hall.
The Montoya family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org
Alamogordo Funeral Home - Alamogordo
2301 First Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 30 to May 30, 2014