Gloria (Avila) Montoya

Born: Sun., Dec. 15, 1963
Died: Sat., May 16, 2015


Visitation

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., May 22, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church


Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Fri., May 22, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., May 23, 2015
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church


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Gloria (Avila) Montoya, a longtime resident of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Grand Junction, Colorado, two months to the day of her son Frank’s death.  She was born to Frank and Eliria Avila on December 15, 1963.  Gloria was married to Robert Montoya, the love of her life, for 16 years.
Gloria was employed at the school district in Leadville at the time of her passing.  She was devoted to helping children with mental and physical challenges.  This was her passion and joy and her reward was the love she received back from the children.  She was dedicated to making their lives better and special.  Gloria’s greatest accomplishment was in raising her wonderful, talented and giving son, Frankie.  Her life was blessed with her husband Robert who was dedicated to her.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and aunt and was loved by many.
Gloria is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Montoya of Leadville; brothers and sisters Toby (Viola) Avila of Denver, Colorado, Frank Avila of Pueblo, Colorado, Joe (Thelma) Avila of New Mexico, Roger (Ida) Avila of Leadville, Wilbert (Delma) Avila of Leadville, Fran (Joe) Kleber of Leadville, Charlie Avila of Grand Junction, Raymond (Linda) Avila of Gypsum, Colorado, Patsy (Delbert) Ortega of Leadville, Sylvia Avila of Leadville and David (JoAnn) Avila of Leadville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her parents, son Frank Salazar and brothers Patrick and Leroy Avila.  She will be deeply missed by all.
A rosary service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Leadville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Reverend Father Jesse Perez as Celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Leadville.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Please click on the "Condolences" tab above to leave a condolence for the family.

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