On May 27, 2020, Perfecta (Maestas) Montoya, 78, received her wings and went to walk with the angels. She peacefully passed away at her home in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by her loving husband of 58 years, children, and grandchildren.
Perfecta is survived by her husband, Frank G. Montoya; Son, George A. Montoya; daughter, Tina M. Montoya-Villas and husband, Onesimo Ramon Villas; daughter, Lisa A. Montoya, partner, Paul Medina; daughter, Sharon M. Racette, and husband, Dan Racette; and son, Gene M. Montoya, and partner, Gloria Montoya. Grandchildren, Jacob, and Jasmine Dretchen and Lainey, and Kayla Racette. Sister, Rosalia Mendiola; sister, Mela Montoya; brother, Lalo Maestas, and wife, Vicky Maestas. Parents, father, Elizardo Jose Maestas; mother, Juanita Maria (Madrid) Maestas.
She traveled extensively, visiting most of the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe, Israel, and other countries. She enjoyed camping trips with her family. Perfecta was immensely proud of her family and left behind nothing but beautiful memories. As a result of her generous spirit and vibrant personality, she was loved by many! Perfecta was an active member of the church, both at Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese Little Flower Church for most of her life. Her Christian life was as beautiful as the flowers that she loved so well, and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.
While Perfecta’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember Perfecta in a way that honors her spirit. She was one-of-a-kind, and there will truly never be another like her. She will live on forever in our hearts.
A Rosary will be recited Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3424 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque, 87107, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho.
Pefecta's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114