Alejandro “Alex” Montoya passed away on December 8, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 41.
Alejandro is survived by his beloved wife, Diana R. Montoya of Rio Rancho, NM; daughter, Julia A. Montoya of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Jude D. Montoya of Rio Rancho, NM; father, James Montoya of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Adrian Montoya of Albuquerque, NM; sister-in-law, Erin Montoya of Albuquerque, NM; brother, E.J. Montoya of Monterey, California; father-in-law, Manuel Ramirez of Rio Rancho, NM; mother-in-law, Judith Ramirez of Rio Rancho, NM; sister-in-law, Kelley Ramirez of Rio Rancho, NM; nephews and nieces, Elena Montoya, Ramon Montoya, James Montoya, Santiago Montoya and Vincente Montoya; beloved pets, Popeye, Ren, Lilo, and Kevin.
Alejandro was born on November 6, 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii to James Montoya. He attended both, Cibola High School and Rio Rancho High School and graduated in 1999. He joined the U.S. Navy with an E-5 rank from 1999-2003. He participated in the Operation Enduring Freedom. For his services he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon -2, Navy “E” Ribbon, First Good Conduct Medal for Perion Ending 02 Aug 10, and Navy Unit Commendation.
He married Diana R. Ramirez on September 24, 2005 in Rio Rancho, NM. They were happily married for 16 beautiful years. The couple welcomed two children into their home. His children remember him as a kind a loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Alejandro was a dedicated individual who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved watching the Green Bay Packers, and driving his BMW. He was the owner of The Armory (Heavy Hittr) Personal Training Gym. He loved training body builders. He was an active and dedicated member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Rio Rancho, NM.
The family would like to thank everyone for all your prayers, love, and support during this time.
A visitation will take place at 1:00pm with a rosary to follow at 1:30 pm and a funeral mass will start at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1001 Meteor Ave NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Interment will take place on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Pallbearers: James Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Manuel Ramirez, Danny Montoya, Eric Meek and Santiago Montoya.
Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Montoya and Nick Roybal
“Ye friends of my heart,
Ere from you I depart,
This hope to my breast is most near;
If again we shall meet,
In this rural retreat,
May we meet, as we part, with a Tear.
When my soul wings her flight
To the regions of the night,
And my corse shall recline on its bier,
As ye pass by the tomb,
Where my ashes cosume,
Oh! Moisten their dust with a Tear.