Erminia Montoya

It saddens our hearts to announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and Friend Erminia Alire Montoya, 80, of Las Cruces. Minnie was born November 9, 1933 to Ventura Alire and Teresa Chavez in Las Cruces New Mexico. She entered eternal life on May 20, 2014 surrounded by her children. Minnie as she was fondly known is survived by her former spouse Richard Montoya and her daughters; Martha Murillo, Lorraine Montoya, and her sons; Jerry Montoya and Ricky Montoya. Minnie is also survived by her sisters; Luisa Matsuba and Esperanza Terrazas along with many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Minnie was a devoted catholic and a member of Our Lady of Health Catholic Church and dedicated her life to the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Old Picacho Village. Her hobbies were going to Bingo, and going to the casino. Visitation for Minnie will be Friday May 23, 2014 at Getz Funeral Home from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., where a prayer vigil will follow at 7 pm., Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday May 24, 2014 at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church 1178 N. Mesquite Street. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. My Angel up in Heaven for now we are apart you will always live inside me deep within my heart. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave, Las Cruces NM 88001. To sign the local online guest book visit

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1410 E. BOWMAN AVE. Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 526-2419

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 22, 2014