Funeral Services for Clarence James Montaño 62, of Milan, New Mexico will be held on Monday-March 4, 2013-10:30 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, East Roosevelt Ave. Grants, NM. Burial will follow at the Grants Memorial Park with full Military Honors by the VFW Lodge 3221. Pastor Connie Archuleta will officiate.
Clarence was born on August 9, 1950 in San Mateo, New Mexico and he went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 27, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam and worked in the Uranium and Coal Mines.
His first love in life besides his wife Molly was helping people through ministry, playing and coaching basketball. He also loved to ride his motorcycles and restoring classic cars.
He was an ordained minister of Heaven Bound Ministries.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years; Molly Montaño of Milan, New Mexico; Children: Manuel Montaño and companion Tawny Carrie, Ricky Montaño and wife Valerie and Evette Montaño and companion David Tafoya; Sixteen Grandchildren; Sisters: Sofie Molina, Trinnie Marquez and husband Raynaldo, Margret Savedra; Brothers: Charlie Montaño and wife Delfina, Seferino Montaño and wife Julie, Frank Montaño; numerous nieces, nephews and God Children.
He is preceded in death by his Son: Clarence Montaño, Jr.; Parents: Eufemio Montaño and Vilia Montaño; Brothers: Florencio Montaño, Manuel Montaño and Henry Montaño.
Pallbearers will be: Ralphie Montano, Deanna Sangrae, Edward Savedra, Martin Molina, Manuel Marquez, Ervin Salazar.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Heaven Bound Motorcycle Ministries, all of his God-Children.