Mary S. Montoya

Mary Montoya, passed away at the age of 81 on October 18, 2023. She was born on June 1, 1942, in Fort Collins, Colorado, to the late Cedro and Jennie Silva.  

Mary’s life was one full of joy, laughter, and love, which she shared unselfishly with her family and friends. She had a gift for making people laugh, always sharing her humor and bringing a smile to everyone’s faces. Her sense of humor could make you blush, and she could roll with the punches like the best of them.  

More than anything, Mary loved her family. She spent countless hours cooking delicious meals, inviting them over to her home, and feeding them until they were full. Her home was a haven for all who knew her, and people always felt welcome there. Mary’s hugs were legendary, and she gave them freely and often to anyone in need.  

Her faith was an essential part of her life, and she worked tirelessly to guide people to God. She lived her faith, selflessly loving everyone and always reaching out and being available to those who needed her. She was active in her church. She played the piano and lead worship. She praised God through song and prayer.

Mary Montoya was a beautiful, vibrant, and loving woman who enriched the lives of everyone she knew. Her legacy will live on, and she will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. May she rest in peace. 

Mary is survived by her siblings Ester Cortez, John Silva, Lupe Vigil, Elsie Silva and Jimmy Silva.

Her children Michael (Rayeann) Silva, MaryAnn Silva, Mario Montoya, Rechell (Joe) Garcia, Daniel (Ashley) Silva. 

Her grandchildren Dominique (Lawrence) Starling, Lailoni (Justin) Keller, Demi Montoya, Ashley Montoya, Adam (Rebecca) Montoya, Autumn Montoya, Vanessa Garcia, Carlito Garcia, Zach Ploszaj, Daniel Flores, D’Angelo Flores, Anika Chester and DJ Chester.

Her great-grand children. Desmond Silva and Jordan Keller. Kristy, Samantha, Valerie, William, Dominic and Crystal Starling. Bella and Mia Montoya. Baby boy Montoya.

Mary is proceeded in death by her late husband, soul mate and love of her life Filbert Montoya. Her parents Cedro and Jennie Silva. Her siblings Martha Robertson, Ruthie Chavez, and JR Silva. Her great-grandson Cain Montoya.

Visitation will be at 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Condolences (4)

  • Sarah mondry

    So sorry prayers and love to you and your family

  • Judy Munoz

    My Family was blessed to know Mary. She treated Me & My kids like Her Familia. One year we were invited for Easter lunch and She made us feel just like Familia as always.I really enjoyed going to church with Her & Her Familia (My Brother Joe is married to Rechell ) Her Mom called Her Chella💓She will be missed. May She rest in peace 🙏🏼🕊️

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry for your family lost. I love you all. I pray her and mom found each other in heaven. Love and hugs for you all Roni Keller

  • Phyllis and Mike Mesa

    Mary's Family....being part of the Montoya family we are sorrowful by Mary's departing of this world. Her laugh and smile were very infectious and are forever imbedded in our minds and soul. May she rest in peace now free from her pain and suffering. May the loving memories that you have be that which helps you through your grieving.


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