Nazario T. Montoya was 81 years old when he passed away on Dec. 31, 2013, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born on May 1, 1932, in Monticello, N.M. to Rafael Montoya and Eva Trujillo-Montoya. His siblings include Eugenio Montoya, Jesusita (Lucas) Trujillo, Noah (Gloria) Montoya, and Estella (Victor) Torrez. He was married to Genoveva Jimenez-Montoya for 37 years before her passing in 2003. He retired from White Sands Missile Range in 1986. He is survived by son, Raymundo J. Montoya and daughter-in-law Kimberly Montoya of Las Cruces and son Richard Cascante and daughter-in-law Kathy Cascante of Redlands, Calif. His grandchildren include Sophia, Deana, Erika, Raymundo (deceased), Andres, Brittany, April, Raymond and Jennylyn. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Raymundo Montoya, Richard Cascante, Edward Montoya, Orlando Trujillo, Rik Gonzales and Tony Torrez. Honorary pallbearers will be Arturo Perez and Michael Perez. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at Getz Funeral Home, with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Miranda Street. Burial will immediately follow at Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces NM 88001. To sign the local online guest book visit www.GetzCares.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 4, 2014