On July 15, 2022, Nicole Michelle Montoya, 44 of Monte Vista/Alamosa was carried home by her angels into the gates of heaven! Nicole graduated from Monte Vista High School with her diploma in 1997. She recently furthered her education online at the University of Arizona with courses in business. Nicole was a very hard worker, she took pride in the workforce and whatever her job title was. Sports were always her thing. She excelled at playing sports throughout her life to coaching her daughters throughout their years as well. As a young adult she played recreational basketball and softball. In her spare time her creative and artistic side came out. She was always doing arts, crafts, projects, painting, drawing and working on model cars. She cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren. If you knew Nicole you knew she loved to DJ, she had a great love for music. That music never came without a huge array of LED lights. Family was always number one in her eyes, family was so important to her. When she walked into a room her smile would light up your heart. Nicole had a huge heart with such a giving mentality that she would give you anything and everything she had. She will remain forever in our hearts.
Nicole was preceded in death by Sarita Montoya, Sarah Lozoya, Joaquin DuPont, Christopher Lozoya, Elaine Chavez, Sharon Lujan, Josette Arellano, Rebecca Garcia, Frankie Montoya and Neoma Lucero.
She will live on through her partner Marina Avila of Alamosa, CO; mother Barbara Montoya of Monte Vista, CO; father Frank Sanchez of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers Nathan Montoya of Monte Vista, CO; Luis (Debbie) Montoya of Alamosa, CO; daughters Latiesha (Gustavo) Rangel of Monte Vista, CO; Ashanti Montoya (John Rangel) of Alamosa, CO; grandchildren Amaya Rangel, Aubriana Rangel, Jeremiah Rangel, Skyla Rangel, step-children Alfonso Avila, Savanah Avila, Angelo Avila, Anthony Muniz and Maximus Muniz. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM also at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the San Luis Valley Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.