Louis R. (Louie) Montano

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    - Carmen Ortiz (Gonzales) de Martinez
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    - Paul Gonzales
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    - Fred Gale
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. LOUIS (LOUIE) R. MONTANO Former Santa Fe Mayor, died on July 30, 2008, after an accidental fall while enjoying his beloved Santa Fe. Mr. Montano was born on January 18, 1928 in Roswell, NM. He lived most of his life in Santa Fe, NM. He attended St. Michael's High School and graduated from Albuquerque High in 1948. He also attended the College of Santa Fe and the University of New York. Mr. Montano was quite involved in the community and received a number of awards from the Chamber of Commerce, Boys Clubs of America, Boy Scouts of America, The State of New Mexico, various church organizations, and the City of Santa Fe. In 1950, he left his studies in the seminary to serve in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Shortly after his tour of duty, he took the position of Director of the Santa Fe Boys Club, where he worked with Santa Fe Youth for some 27 years. He later worked for the State of New Mexico as an employment counselor, and later as Director in the Department of Labor. Mr. Montano served two terms on the Santa Fe City Council and was elected Mayor of the City of Santa Fe in 1982. Louie was the son of Jose and Macedonia Montano. He is survived by his brothers: Benjamin and Rudy; and his sisters: Rose Valdez, Jane Frank, Margaret Roybal, Mary Jo Sanchez, and Frances Carrillo. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 7 p.m. at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 7, 2008, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Mr. Montano will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to the . Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600

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