Celebrate Mark’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family. Family and friends, please join us and come together to put our beloved brother, son, husband, and dad, Mark C. Montoya, also known as “Pelon,” 33, to rest. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2020, in El Paso, Texas.
SERVICES: There will be a Viewing on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. A Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On November 28, 1986, Mark was born in Albuquerque, NM, to Frank Montoya, Sr. and Geneva Linares. He attended school and graduated in Amarillo, Texas, where he gained interest in taking auto mechanic classes. Mark’s hobby was to buy beat-up cars and rebuild them from top to bottom, and then he would sell them.
Mark was a hard-working, family-oriented kind of guy who was loved by many. When it came to family, he made sure they were his top priority. Mark’s most unforgettable moments were the times he spent with his loved ones. He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.
Those left to cherish Mark’s memory are his wife, Victoria Montoya; eleven kids: Emily Montoya, Marissa Montoya, Zoey Montoya, Samantha Montoya, Genesis Montoya, Mark Montoya Jr., Miguel Montoya, Vicente Montoya, Zenya Montoya, Osiris Montoya, and Lazarus Montoya; siblings: Corey Montoya, Inez Montoya, twin sister Catrina Montoya, Gabriel Gonzales, Nicole Gonzales, Michelle Linares, Isaiah Gonzales, Fermine Montoya, and Stanley Montoya, as well as numerous, niece, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
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Preceding Mark in death are his older brother, Francisco Montoya Jr.; and grandparents: Roger and Virgilia Montoya.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Those honored to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are: Stanley Montoya, Fermine Montoya, Gabriel Gonzales Jr., Kalistro Linares, and Manny Linares.
PALLBEARERS: Those blessed to serve as Pallbearers are: Isaiah Gonzales, Andreas Engelhardt, Mario Pietropollo, Tutor Dutchover, and Gabriel Gonzales, Sr.
Mark’s family wishes to give a special “Thanks” to everyone that has reached out. We love you, Mark Montoya.
If Roses grow in heaven,
Lord, please pick
a bunch for me,
Place them in
my brother’s arms
And tell him they’re
from us, his family.
Tell him that we love
and miss him,
And when he turns
Place a kiss upon
And hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it every day,
But there’s an ache
within my heart
That will never go away…
Mark’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.