RAMON N. MONTOYA Age 91, of Santa Fe passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1922 to Delfina Sanchez and Juan Montoya. He was married to Virginia Espinoza. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Espinoza Montoya, parents, Juan and Delfina Montoya, sons: Phillip and Johnny Montoya, sisters: Maria Segura, Irene Montoya, Emila Duran, Lucy Ortega, brothers: Joe, Pete, Horace Montoya, son in law, Henry Quintana, grandson, Kriz Henry Quintana. He is survived by his companion, Helen Rivera, daughters: Elsie Ruiz(Joe), Josie Jacquez (Henry), Rose Quintana (Albie), sons: James Montoya (Lucy), Ray Montoya (Marie), Joseph Montoya (Carla), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. A special thank you to the Rivera Family for the Love You Gave Ramon, He loved his family deeply and was very proud of all of them. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, also a great provider. Ramon enjoyed collecting antique automobiles like Model T's, Model A's. There was always an antique car in front of his home. He was also a member of Vintage Car Club of NM. Ramon loved to dance, you would always see him on the dance floor. Ramon was the owner of Ramon Montoya Construction for over 60 years. He left his mark all over Santa Fe, with his art of masonry, along with the beautiful red brick walls, fireplaces, and homes he built. In the late 40's Ramon was an officer for the Sheriff Department. Special thanks to Kelly Ortiz for the care you gave Ramon. A Rosary will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9 a.m. at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church followed by interment at Rosario Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Joshua Quintana, Joseph Montoya Jr., Michael Montoya, Richard Montoya, Robert Montoya, Joe Ruiz Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ray Montoya Jr., Chris Montoya, Leonard Jacquez. 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 23, 2014