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In Memory of

Viola M. Montoya

May 1, 1925 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Viola M. Montoya, 91, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Born in Sunnyside, CO on May 1, 1925 to Aurelio and Augusta Vigil. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Lee Montoya; brothers, Joe and Dan Vigil; sister-in-law, Mary Vigil and son-in-law, Garry Thompson. Survived by children, Robert Montoya (Peggy Gonzales) and Angelina Gifford of Albuquerque, NM; Therese Thompson of Cleveland, TN; Sam (Angel) Montoya of Clovis, NM; Charles (Veronica) Montoya of Pueblo, CO; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She graduated from Walsenburg High School in...

Viola M. Montoya, 91, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Born in Sunnyside, CO on May 1, 1925 to Aurelio and Augusta Vigil. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Lee Montoya; brothers, Joe and Dan Vigil; sister-in-law, Mary Vigil and son-in-law, Garry Thompson. Survived by children, Robert Montoya (Peggy Gonzales) and Angelina Gifford of Albuquerque, NM; Therese Thompson of Cleveland, TN; Sam (Angel) Montoya of Clovis, NM; Charles (Veronica) Montoya of Pueblo, CO; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1942, moved to Pueblo and began a career as a civil servant for the Pueblo Army Depot later transferring to Ft. Carson Army Base, from where she retired in 1985. She moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1986 where she lived until 2011 when she returned to Pueblo, where she lived happily until her death. She deeply loved her children, grandchildren and family and they were the light of her life. She gave so much and asked for so little. She will be greatly missed. Viewing at Imperial Memorial Garden Chapel, Thursday, December 1, 2-6 p.m. Rosary following at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Family Parish, Friday, December 2, 11 a.m. Interment services to follow. The family requests your presence at Holy Family Parish Hall immediately following graveside services to share a meal in the celebration and honor of Viola's life.
Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.