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1952 Joseph 2024

Joseph Raymond Montoya

March 7, 1952 — March 17, 2024

Joseph (Joey) was born March 7, 1952, to Ramon and Petrita Montoya in Socorro, NM. Joey was the youngest of 10 children. He was a dapper young man who frequently wore suits and ties. After graduating from Socorro High School, Joey then proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Barbey DE-1088. After serving his time in the war, Joey was no longer that dapper young man who frequently wore suits and ties. Instead, he came home a cool hippie. His motto was, 

“Everything is G-U-D-E Good!”

Joey married Diane Valenzuela, the two then had three children together: Patricia, Melisa, and Joseph.

Joey’s Love of music shined through his ability to play the guitar. He also had a love of the earth, for which he and his grandson, Panchi, started a greenhouse.

Joey is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Petrita, his brothers; George, Phil, Herman, Leandro, and Abel, His sisters; Betty Giron, Judy Silva, and Emily Mathieu, and his grandchildren; Elijah Sandoval, Adilynn Montoya, and Nadia Contreras.

He is survived by his sister; Rosie (Frank), Diane, his children; Patricia (Raul), Melisa (Victoria), and Joseph, his grandchildren; Raul Jr. (Carla), Jerrick, Francisco, Samantha, Angelo, Madisyn, Alisyn, and many great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He will be fondly remembered as Grandpa J-Dog or Grandpa Ralpher.

A viewing will be held at Daniels Funeral Chapel on March 20, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

A Rosary will be held in his Honor at Daniels Funeral Chapel on March 27, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

The Family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Daniels Funeral Home for assisting the family through this very difficult time.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Raymond Montoya, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Mountain time)

Daniels Family Funeral Services - Socorro Chapel

309 Garfield St, Socorro, NM 87801

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