A rosary will be recited for Epifano Montez, 66, of Midway, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Charlie Martinez O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. until service time.
Epifano passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in the comfort of his home. Epifano was born March 22, 1944, to Francisco Montes and Simona Madrid Montes in Presidio, Texas. He has been an active member of the community his entire life, as well as attending services at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He retired from working in agriculture as a farmer.
He will be deeply missed by all who love him. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his son: Joe Ramirez; daughters: Rhonda Ramirez and Wanda Atkinson; sisters: Nellie Garcia, Lucy Sisneros and husband Joe, and Olivia Franco and husband Maximino; a brother: Agapito Montez; and his nephews and nieces: Joann Sanchez and husband Esmail and children; Missy Villareal and children; Gina Arambula and husband Steve and children; Linda Sisneros and daughter, Simona Montez; David Montez and children; Valerie Montez and children; Manuel Montez, Toby and wife Sonia and daughter; Julie Franco and husband Ruben and children; Max Franco, Albert Franco, and Angela Lara and husband Sam and son.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Emma Ramirez, his lifelong companion; and a nephew: Sam Lara Jr. Pallbearers will be David Montes, Manuel Montes, Toby Franco, Max Franco, Albert Franco, Lupe Madrid, and Phillip Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony S. Arambula, Steven Villareal, Esmail Sanchez, Steve Arambula, Ruben Franco, and Sam Lara. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.