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Stella S. Montaño

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Stella S. Montaño, age 86, of Roswell passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Country Club Road Church of Christ. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Stella S. Montaño was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on March 24, 1931, to Miguel Santillanes and Lorenza Benavides. Stella was a member of Country Club Church of Christ.
Stella was preceded in by death her loving husband, Erineo Montaño; her parents, Miguel and Lorenza Santillanes; her sister, Brijida Lesperanze; her brother, Abel Santillanes; her sister, Lucia Herrera; her sister, Rita Montaño; her sister, Dora Santillanes; her granddaughter, Sandra Bugarin; her grandson, Francisco Abel Rivera; and her great, great-grandson, Raul Cardenas III.
Stella’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Barbara Rivera and her companion, Pedro Gonzales of Roswell, NM; Joann Bugarin and her spouse, Ruben P. Bugarin of Roswell, NM; her adopted daughter, Mary Baros; her brother, John Santillanes of Colorado; grandchildren, Biola and husband, Joe Borjas of Roswell, NM; Yolanda Rivera and spouse Robert Herrera of Roswell, NM; Ruben Bugarin and companion, Alexa Morales; and Abel Rivera of Albuquerque, NM. Stella was also blessed with 10 great-grandkids and 11 great-great-grandkids.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Biola Borjas, Yolanda Rivera, Abel Rivera, Ruben Bugarin, Cisco Rivera and JJ. Bugarin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stella’s great grandkids.
The family would like memorial contributions made in her honor to Country Club Road Church of Christ, 700 W Country Club Rd, Roswell, NM 88201.

Mom

I still see your
face before me
Your voice I long
you dearly
God knows, I wish,
you were here.
Tears fall freely
from my eyes,
Like a river,
filled with grief.
My only comfort
now, is that,
From pain,
you’ve found relief.

Missing You

Missing you, Grandma
I’ve left this little
card Grandma
Just so you will know,
I love you and
I miss you.
You were so very caring
So loving and so kind,
And everywhere
you went
There was a rainbow there to find.
You played a big
part in my life
And even though
you’re gone,
The respect and love
I have for you
Will just go on and on.

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Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at lagronefuneralchapels.com