Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Ruth C. Montoya

Ruth C. Montoya, age 86, passed away on Thursday November 23rd, 2017. Ruth made her home in Albuquerque where she enjoyed volunteering with the Catholic community.

Ruth was born Rufina Chavez in San Patricio, NM to Pedro and Lorencita Chavez who preceded her in death. She was the eldest of four children and being the eldest, helped raise her siblings. She married Sigfredo Montoya in 1951 and raised three children. Ruth’s husband, Sig, preceded her in death in 1968. Ruth then devoted her life to caring for her family and with her strong faith in God was able to provide a comfortable, loving environment for her family.

Ruth is survived by her two sons and daughter, Larry and Suzi Montoya of Estancia, NM, Mark and Cindy Montoya of Medanales, NM and Melinda Montoya of Albuquerque, NM, two brothers and one sister, Macario Chavez of San Patricio, NM, Ray Chavez of Albuquerque, NM and Effie Murphy of Los Chaves, NM, 8 grandchildren and many great- great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday November 30th 2017 at Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Rosary will be recited at 10:00 and Funeral Mass at 11:00 with burial at Mt Calvary to follow.

Ruth’s Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Shane Montoya, Gabriel Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Marcos Montoya, Lucas Montoya and Jeff Archuleta.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663




Joaquin Arredondo Jr November 29, 2017

Cousin Austin , Texas

Larry, Mark and Melinda, I am sending my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of my Aunt Ruth. God Bless you all. Regards from your cousin, Joaquin Arredondo Jr

Debbie Packard and Anita Westphal November 29, 2017

Friend of Larry and Suzi Montoya Rio Rancho , New Mexico

We are so sorry about our loss. We love Larry and Suzi. She must have been a wonderful mother, as she her son, Larry is one of the most loving and compassionate men we know.

Lila Duran November 29, 2017

Aunt Odessa , Texas

Sorry to hear about your mom my prayers are with you and she is in a better place now Aunt Lila