Dorothy Padilla Montoya, age 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born in Silver City, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM.
Dorothy received her degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico, and specialized in Oncology. She was loved by her patients as well as her co-workers. Dorothy was a recipient of The Nurse of the Year Award from the Oncology Nurses Society. Dorothy was a devout Catholic and her strong beliefs will be paned on through her family and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eliseo and Bessie Padilla; grandmother, Pauline Trujillo; brother Eliseo "Sonny" Padilla; sisters, Esther Fernandez and Barbara Jean Padilla.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Eloy Montoya; her children, Eloy Danny Montoya, Jr. and wife Veronica, Yvonne "Bonnie" Martinez and husband Rick; her precious grandchildren, Roxanne, Miranda Jade and fiancé Andrew, Cecilee Jade; great-grandchildren, Xavier, Dana Rose and Baby Santiago. Also surviving are her sisters, Genavieve "Veva" Nunez and husband John, Polly Lopez and husband Rudy, Donna Santos and husband Richard, Susie Padilla, and Stella Schramski and husband Mike; many nieces, nephews; numerous Godchildren, relatives and friends. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose lives she touched.
A Rosary will be recited Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave NE, Albuquerque; followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Dorothy's care is entrusted to:
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
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