A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Francisco David Montoya, 37, who passed away Saturday, May 31, in Lubbock, TX. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, also at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Joe Pacquin of Assumption Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Ballard Funeral Home.
Frank was born May 3, 1977 in Roswell, NM, to Louis Montoya Sr. and Rose Ann Maestas Montoya. His father preceded him in death. Frank is also preceded in death by his brother Marty Montoya.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mom Rose Ann Montoya; brothers Big Victor Montoya Sr., Louis Montoya Jr., Albert Louis Montoya, Little Victor Montoya, Patrick Lopez; sisters Reynalda Montoya and Anita Montoya; special aunt Paula Montoya; special nieces Nora and Cassandra Montoya and special cousin David Ray Montoya. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was a “jack of all trades,” he loved working on cars and listening to “loud” music. Frank had a good heart and loved everyone.
Those serving as pallbearers are Albert Louie Montoya, Little Victor Montoya, Chris Montoya, Anthony Montoya, LeRoy Montoya and Pete Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are Little Louie Montoya, Carlitos Montoya, Joe Montoya and Raul Orona.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME
God looked around his garden
And he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this Earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on Earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And, the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered “Peace Be Thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The Day God Called You Home.