LeRoy A. Montoya, 70, of Lubbock, passed away Tuesday night, December 7, 2021. Mr. Montoya was born on December 27, 1950, in Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico to the late Dionicio Montoya and Maria (Lesperance) Montoya.
LeRoy attended Los Alamos High School and graduated in 1969. Following graduation from high school, he attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Ethnic Education and Reading in 1973. During his college years, he worked at Cannon Air Force Base helping soldiers to read. Mr. Montoya met Martha (Marty) Lujan during college, the love of his life, and they were married on April 13, 1971, in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Mr. Montoya worked as a Financial Consultant for the last 35 years, before retiring in 2021 from Morgan Stanley. He was very family centered and oriented, loved baseball and was an avid baseball card collector, as well as collecting coins. He was of the Catholic Faith.
Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marty; one daughter, Vanessa Montoya of Lubbock; one son, Paul Montoya of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Johnny Montoya of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Gilbert and Alby Montoya, both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sisters, Ruth Montoya of Los Alamos, New Mexico and Margaret Montoya of Baltimore, Maryland; one grandchild, Marisol Montoya. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Dennis and Bobby Montoya, and a sister, Stella Sandoval.
Private Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.
Thomas J Munyon
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
I will always remember LeRoy as a kind and cheerful person. He, Victor Trujillo, and I would walk together to school from our neighborhood in Los Alamos from time to time. As memory serves me I believe I recall his making the winning touchdown at Homecoming 1968 while my sister, Beth, Julie McGurn, and I watched from the stands on a foggy evening at Sullivan Field, and there were just seconds left on the clock. That one so accomplished, generous and loving should pass too soon from our mortal realm is indeed sad.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Leroy, for many years from little league, JR high football, babe Ruth baseball, and high school football,and baseball I enjoyed all the great times we had during those years. Please extend my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family and Marty, know that he will greatly be missed. He was a great friend, and a great man. He is in our prayers.
Johnny and Nancy
Los Alamos, NM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
God bless you and your family.
Carl and Pat Christenson
Monday, December 13, 2021
Marty prayers and best wishes for you and your family an friends🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🍀🌈‼️
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Tanya and I are so sorry for your loss, Marty!
Friday, December 10, 2021
In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust LeRoy.
In this life you embraced him with your tender
love; deliver him now from every eviland bid
him eternal rest.
The old order has passed away:
welcome him into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or
pain, but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever
Sharon & Kevin Dickson
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Kevin & and I are so sad to hear of Leroy’s passing. We are praying God will comfort you.