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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Eduardo S. Montoya. Eddy or Kellico, as he was fondly known, went to be with our lord on September 11, 2019. Eddy was born on October 1, 1938 in Hillsboro, NM to Evaristo and Onesima Montoya. He was a lifelong resident of Hillsboro and Williamsburg, where he resided with his wife and children. Eddy worked most of his life as an automotive mechanic and enjoyed various outdoor activities. Eddy took pride in his Native American heritage and often shared his native values with those he came in contact with. 

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, JoAn; two sons - Buddy and Dennis Montoya of T. or C., NM; and adopted daughter, Lorraine Garcia of Las Cruces, NM. Other survivors include two grandchildren - Steven Montoya, Robert (Christina) Montoya; three great grandchildren – Bronson Smith, Evelee and Ryan Montoya; 3 brothers- Braulio (the late Etta) Montoya, Joe (Callie) Montoya, and Bob (Narene) Montoya; 2 sisters - Nellie (the late George) Reynolds and Josie (Gilbert) Zamora; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents; his son, Steve Montoya; brother, Lupe Montoya; and granddaughter in law, Miranda Montoya. 

Cremation has taken place and a private service will take place at a later date. 

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  • Friday, September 13, 2019
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. I always considered him a good as friend as well as JoAn Known them all my life my life. My love & prayers go out to you'
    ~ Lita A. Perez   T. or C, NM
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    I am so saddened to hear of Eddie's passing. He was a wonderful man. He always had a smile and a joke every time I saw him. I've known him most of my life. Rest in peace Eddie.
    ~ Karen Rix   Truth or Consequences, NM