Nicholas R. Montanez


(Nov. 10, 1938 – Nov. 13, 2011)

Nicholas R. Montanez, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 10, 1938 to Felipe and Josefa Montanez in Lovell.

He married the love of his life Guadalupe Gonzalez on Sept. 5, 1956. They were blessed with nine children. He served with the Wyoming National Guard from Nov. 28, 1955 to Dec. 16, 1963 when he was honorably discharged as a SP4. He loved being with his family most of all, but he also enjoyed playing cards, watching old Westerns and novellas.

He is survived by his children Sanjuanita Stanley, Julice (Rolando) Davila, Nick Jr., Tomas, Diana Stanfield, Rafael, Andres (Tricia), Raymundo, and Leslie (Mario) Davila; 33 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 10 brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife Guadalupe, his son Martin, his parents, and five brothers and sisters.

A rosary will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 at Haskell Funeral Home at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at the Lovell Cemetery following Mass.

Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements.

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