Bernie Montoya

Obituary of Bernie Montoya



Bernie Montoya,75 of Santa Fe,NM

Born:  April 1st 1947 in Espanola,NM

Passed away: February 17,2023

of natural causes after years of enduring

a long term illness.


She work with the Espanola Schools and

Las Cumbres for many years,as a Teacher Assistant for Special need kids/adults.She

also drove the School Bus for 41 years.


Bernie was very smart and talented.She 

was well known by many people.She 

was very kind,lovable and caring.She

 was loved by her family.She was also 

referred to as ( Dr.Ruth) when anyone 

needed any kind of advice,she always

 knew what to say to make you feel 



She had many hobbies:Diamond painting,

Adult coloring books,Reading her papers

The Sun,New Mexican,you name it,and 

taking care of her plants,watching her old shows,movies,doing her word puzzles.

Going to the different casinos with her daughters and granddaughters to spend 

quality time with them.She was an 

Inspiration and Loved by many people.


She is preceeded in death by: Phil Diaz 

(Father),Mary Diaz(Mother),Casey Montoya

Jr.(Husband),Casey Montoya 3rd,(Son)

Albert Diaz(Brother) and Kelly Archuleta

( Life long Companion).Also many

Family members.Several pet ( Dogs) who

were her babies.


Bernie is survived by her two Loving

Daughters: Mary Romero( Isaac)

 and Frances Roybal.

Grandchildren: Tamara,ReAnn,

Raquel(Peter),,Casey 4th and Isaac Jr.

Greatgrand Children: Sheri,Marcos and

Peter 3rd.

Brother: Phil Diaz( Marian)

Sister: Victoria (Corky) Arellano( Richard)

Comadre: Mary Alice Molina

Son-in-law: Jerome Royal

She is also survived by many nieces,

nephews,sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws

Also close people she referred to as her children: Iffy,Jennifer and Veronica.

Life long friends: Vera,Francine,Mela and


Along with many other close friends 

and family.And her beloved pets:Jeannie,

Socks and Simba.

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Rosary Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Holy Cross Church
116 S McCurdy Rd
Espanola, New Mexico, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Holy Cross Church
116 S McCurdy Rd
Espanola, New Mexico, United States


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023
La Puebla Cemetery
Espanola, New Mexico, United States
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