Montano, Elfigo

Elfigo Montano
Have been held.

Mr. Elfigo Montano, 56, of Portales, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in Portales.

Mr. Montano was born June 21, 1949, in Portales to Rosa and Juan F. Montano. He lived in Portales all of his live. He served in the New Mexico National Guard for several years, and was transferred to active duty and served in Germany.

He worked for several years as a mechanic and a carpenter, but had been disabled and unable to work for the past several years.

He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.

He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, family members said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Connie Montano.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony Elfigo Montano of Amarillo and Teofilo Juan Montano of Portales; two daughters, Maria Chris Ontiveros (and husband, German) of Portales and Tina Lee Moore (Andre) of Temple, Texas; four grandchildren, Alexandra and Abigail Montano and Mireya and German Ontiveros; four brothers, Seferino, Isaac and Rudy Montano, all of Portales, and Jerry Dean Montano of Bossier City, La.; four sisters, Nina Baca and Rose Carter, both of Portales, Patsy Jaquez of Hobbs and Lucy Cancino of Roswell.

Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Seferino, Isaac, Rudy, and Jerry Montano, Jake Lopez, Leroy Gutierrez, Steven Ryen.

Honorary pallbearers are his friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.,