Stella S. Montano
March 24, 1931  -  October 18, 2017

Stella S. Montano

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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Sunday, October 22, 2017
3 PM to 5 PM
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Country Club Road Church of Christ
700 W Counrty Club Rd
Roswell, NM  88201
Monday, October 23, 2017
11 AM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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Stella S. Montaño, age 86, of Roswell passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, October 22, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Country Club Road Church of Christ. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Stella S. Montaño was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on March 24, 1931to Miguel Santillanes and Lorenza Benavides. Stella was a member of Country Club Church of Christ.

Stella was preceded in by death her loving husband, Erineo Montaño; her parents, Miguel and Lorenza Santillanes; her sister, Brijida Lesperanze; her brother, Abel Santillanes; her sister, Lucia Herrera; her sister, Rita Montaño; her sister, Dora Santillanes; her grand-daughter, Sandra Bugarin; her grandson, Francisco Abel Rivera; and her great, great-grandson, Raul Cardenas III.

Stella’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Barbara Rivera and her companion, Pedro Gonzales of Roswell, NM; Joann Bugarin and her spouse, Ruben P. Bugarin of Roswell, NM; her adopted daughter, Mary Baros; her brother, John Santillanes of Colorado; grandchildren, Biola and husband, Joe Borjas of Roswell, NM; Yolanda Rivera and spouse Robert Herrera of Roswell, NM; Ruben Bugarin and companion, Alexa Morales; and Abel Rivera of Albuquerque, NM. Stella was also blessed with 10 great grand-kids and 11 great great grand-kids.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Biola Borjas, Yolanda Rivera, Abel Rivera, Ruben Bugarin, Cisco Rivera and JJ. Bugarin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stella’s great grandkids.

The family would like memorial contributions made in her honor to Country Club Road Church of Christ, 700 W Country Club Rd, Roswell, NM 88201.

I still see your face before me
Your voice I long you dearly
God knows, I wish, you were here.
Tears fall freely from my eyes,
Like a river, filled with grief.
My only comfort now, is that,
From pain, you’ve found relief.
Missing You

Missing You Grandma
I’ve left this little card Grandma
Just so you will know,
I love you and I miss you.
You were so very caring
So loving and so kind,
And everywhere you went
There was a rainbow there to find.
You played a big part in my life
And even though you’re gone,
The respect and love
I have for you
Will just go on and on.


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  1. Nikol Sanillanes
    Denver, CO

    As the granddaughter of John Santillanes my son, mom (Josies daughter) we wish to offer our deepest condolences. We enjoyed all The Times that we got to spend With her. We loved hearing all the stories she had when they came to visit. She will be deeply missed

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