Gilbert "Givie" L. Montoya, age 82, beloved father, grandfather, companion, and brother, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born in Escabosa, NM and was a resident of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Sinforosa Montoya; and his son, Gilbert Montoya, Jr.
Gilbert is survived by his sons, Paul Montoya and wife Erica, and Joseph Montoya; his grandchildren, Jade, Jasmine, and Dominick Montoya; great-grandchildren, Jaydn, Josiah, Sophia Montoya, and Noel Brion; his companion, Mae Garcia. Also surviving are his brothers, Joe Prospero and wife Roseann, Henry and wife Lizzie, Mike Martinez, Jr.; his sisters, Lourdes Garcia and husband Willie, Pauline Garcia, and Rita Eberting and husband Darrell; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Gilbert will be greatly missed by all.
A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt Carmel Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Chris Montoya, Dominick Montoya, William Garcia, Jr., Ray Montoya, John Montoya, Fred Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, and Jesus Aguayo. Honorary Bearers will be Donald Garcia, David "JR" Eberting, Bryant Garcia, Candido Garcia, III, Eddie Garcia, Donald Montoya, Laura Ramirez, Nannette Mora, Marie Soto, and Brandon Garcia.
Gilbert's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114