Obituary: Fred Montoya Of El Rito


Obituary: Fred Montoya Of El Rito

Fred Montoya, 86, a resident of El Rito, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Federico L. Montoya; mother, Margarita Delgado and sister, Lucy Delgado.

Mr. Montoya was a mechanic and later retired to be a school bus driver in which he retired from that also. He enjoyed fishing and loved to keep busy. He was known as the whistler at local stores. He will always be remembered as such a jolly positive outgoing man.

Mr. Montoya is survived by his wife, Bernie Montoya of El Rito; daughters, Monique Montoya of Rio Chama; step-daughter, Anita Aragon and companion Luis Acosta of Abiquiu; granddaughters, Desiree Montoya- Vidal of Albuquerque and Selena Ocaña of Rio Chama; grandson, Sebastian Ocaña of Rio Chama; great-granddaughter, Gloria Grace Gallegos; great-grandson, Jeremy Soliz Jr. of Albuquerque; brother, Pete (Pedro) Montoya of Petaluma, CA; sister, Stella Floyd of Petaluma, CA; special friend, Ted Archuleta of El Rito; helper, Juan Carlos Lopez of Española.

Services are pending at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available.


The family of Fred Montoya has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.