Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Joe A. Montoya
June 10, 1940 -- November 26, 2017

Joe A. Montoya (Aurelio), age 77, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, died November 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe.  He was born to Aurelio Ar. and Anita Montoya.  Joe is proceeded in death by his grandson, Andrew Vargas; sister, Cecilia Fernandez; brother-in-law, Ted Martinez; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwardi and Solidea Mondragon.  Joe is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Montoya; sons, Patrick Montoya (Annette), Joseph Montoya (Sherrie); daughters, Amy Vargas (Andy), Jennifer Montoya; grandchildren, Patrick Jr, Erica, Andrea, Alicia, Niko, Billy, Alejandro, and Anjelica; great grandchildren, Andrew, J.J., Jeremy, Kiara, Aleea, Justin, Jerome and Jaelynn; sister, Viola Martinez.  The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM with the Funeral Mass to follow at 12:00 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos De Taos, NM.  Burial will follow at the Upper Arroyo Hondo Cemetery.  Reception will follow the burial at the Llano Quemado Community Center.


Arrangements entrusted to:


3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Chris Trujillo November 29, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Joe, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Bialquin and Erlinda Padilla November 30, 2017

Friends El Prado , New Mexico

Our deepest sympathy to the Montoya Family,may happy memories help you through this difficult time. May your loved one be in peace with our Heavenly Father .

Marjorie Neddo December 01, 2017

Friend of family Taos , New Mexico

May God comfort your entire family in this time of sorrow. Zk



We are so saddened to hear of Joe (Monster)passing. David had the pleasure of visiting with him for a bit about a week before his passing, he is so thankful that he stopped to chat with him. I will miss our waves as I pass by his house everyday. We offer our condolences to the family. May our dear Lord be with you all at this time.

Nancy Young December 05, 2017

East Cleveland , Ohio

To the family of Joe A. Montoya. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Isaiah chapter 25 verses 8.

Eugenia Hauber & Andres Vargas December 07, 2017

friends El Prado , New Mexico

Andres and I just learned of Joe's passing. We are heartbroken for Ruby and the rest of the Montoya family. Joe was a wonderful and honorable man. I never saw him when he wasn't smiling. He will be remembered, and missed.

Mitch n Lorretta Gonzales December 08, 2017

Friend Arroyo hondo , New Mexico

To Jennifer and the Montoya Family, So sorry to hear of Joe"s (monstro) passing. We will always remember seeing him at the basketball games. Such a sweet person. God bless you all during this sad time and always.Love and Prayers.. MITCH N LORRETTA ARROYO HONDO, NM

Joseph Balsamo December 12, 2017

friend Ranchos de Taos

I enjoyed working and talking with him at the food bank. I and all of us will miss him. Joe

Darrell Cordova December 12, 2017

Ranchos De Taos , New Mexico

May God bless you all and give you strength in your loss Joe was a good man he will be missed.

MARLENE TORRES December 12, 2017



Ali Smith December 16, 2017

work friend Santa Fe

My dear Ruby....I just found out that Joe passed! I am so sorry. I hope he did not suffer long. I remember him so well! I would go over to your house...he always had a twinkle in his eye and was ready to help anyone! I worked with you at Steppin' Out for a few years...I hold you in my heart Ruby! Love, ali

Archuleta Michael E December 21, 2017

Friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am sorry to hear tha Aurelio passed away he and I worked together in Questa at Moly Corp. may Aurelio Rest In Peace!

Lily January 11, 2018

cousin El Campo , Texas

Dear Ruby and Family....I am just finding out about primo Aurelio. Oh My Lord...I cannot even begin to express our heartfelt condolences. Please know you are in our prayers at this time. God Bless You and the family! I know Aurelio loved you and his family dearly! Love you...Lily