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Reymundo "Ray" Montoya

March 15, 1926 — November 23, 2022

Reymundo "Ray" Montoya

Reymundo (Ray) Montoya, age 96, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away on November 23 after a short illness.

Ray is survived by his wife Dionicia (Dana) Montoya, children, Sondra Lease (Tom), Michael Montoya (Lupe), and Ray Montoya (Anna). Grandchildren, Shawn Lease (Candice), Megan McLaughlin (Matt), Marisa Montoya, Mariah Montoya. Great-Grandchildren, Elijah, and Rylan McLaughlin. Brother Abram Montoya (Theresa) and Eufracia Montoya (Arturo). Brother-in-laws Phil DeVargas, Arturo DeVargas (Rosemary) and Sister-in-law Rae Ann DeVargas (Carlos); and many extended family members and friends.

He was born in Valdez, New Mexico to J.D. Montoya and Canuta Garcia and was a resident of Taos, ultimately retiring in Rio Rancho, NM. Ray was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, who served his country during World War II, and received four medals during his service. He was self-employed and the owner of the Montoya TV/Music business in Taos.

Ray loved music and was an active musician and guitar player in his early years of life. Anyone that was touched by Ray knows how much he loved ice cream, music, and tinkering in his shop.

We never had to watch the weather forecast; he would call his family to update us. Ray was loved by many and will be missed deeply.

There will be a Rosary at 10:30a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at the Church of Incarnation. The Eulogy will immediately follow.

Mass will begin at 11:00a.m., immediately after the Eulogy at Church of Incarnation and will be conducted by Father Leo Ortiz.

Inurnment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm.

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Past Services

Rosary

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:30 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Mass

Thursday, December 29, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Inurnment

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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