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Obituary-Alice M. (Montoya) Young

Alice, 82, was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Edith, Colo., to Eugenio and Josefita Montoya. She went home to be with our Lord on Dec. 17, 2011.

Alice was very active in the Catholic Church being a Eucharistic minister, a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Society and the Altar Society. Alice was a kind, generous woman with a very big heart. She was a friend to all who knew her.

Alice is survived by her sons, Tom Young (Joann), Gallup, N.M., James Young, Albuquerque, N.M., and Charles Young, Las Cruces, N.M. Her daughters, Beverly Johnson, Pagosa Springs, Wanda Candelaria, Pagosa Springs, Sandra Young, Pagosa Springs, Veda Ortega (Robert), Los Ojos, N.M. and Shana Young-Gawdun (Tom), Pagosa Springs, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Sisters: Rosie and Delfin Griego, Pagosa Springs; Servelia and Louis Trujillo, Bloomfield, N.M; Norma and Vince Duran, Pagosa Springs; and Ruthie Salinas, Pagosa Springs.

Brothers: Joe Flavio Garcia (Alice), Bloomfield, N.M.; Johnny Montoya, Pagosa Springs; and Levi Montoya (Ruthie). Sister-in-law, Bessie Montoya, Pagosa Springs; and brother-in-law Charlie Young (Fauneil), Oregon.

Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends of 46 years.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, James A Young Sr., her father Eugenio Montoya, Josefita Montoya Garcia, stepmother Glorifica Montoya, brothers Henry Montoya, Chris Montoya, Modesto Montoya, Gene Montoya and Leonard Montoya and sister Sadie Harris.

Rosary was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Tuesday Dec. 20.

Mass was at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Burial followed mass at Hill Top Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daniel Ross, Christopher Young, Derek Young, Joseph Chavez, Phillip Young and Mark Young.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Young, Cindy Ross, Michelle Chavez, Tiffany Johnson, Crystal Young, Jennifer Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Felicia Sedillo and Shannon Young.

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