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Porfiria Montoya


Porfiria Montoya Services: Have been held. Porfiria "Porfie" Montoya, 92, of Mosquero, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, in Las Vegas, N.M. She was born on Sept. 15, 1913, in Albert, N.M., to the late Eusebio Montano and Isabelita Bueno. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Montoya; her sons, Robert Montano, Louis Montoya Jr. and Clarence Fred Montoya; her parents; her brothers, Gabriel Montano, Alonzo Montano (and wife, Isabel) and Joe Montano; her sisters, Dominga Trujillo and Jane Graves; and grandchildren, Joseph Vigil, Tony Martinez, Julian Martinez and Clifford Vigil. She is survived by her daughters, Viola Whorton (and husband, John) of Albuquerque, Mary Louise Vigil of Amarillo, Levina Martinez (Edward) of San Jon, Gloria Montoya Silva of Albuquerque and Juliana Martinez (Abe) of Roy; her brothers, Fermin Montano (Rebecca) of Dalhart and Eusebio Montano of Albuquerque; her sisters, Alegra Blea of Pecos and Flora Baca (Eloy) of Albuquerque. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will held at St. Joseph Church in Mosquero with the Rev. David Phillipson officiating. Burial followed at the Mosquero Community Cemetery. Pall bearers were Jose Martinez Jr., Robert Montano, Gabriel Montano, Danny Apodaca, Eloy Perea, Michele Taylor, Jacob Trujillo and Denita Vigil. Honorary pall bearer was Leroy Gonzales. Arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Home of Las Vegas, N.M.
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