Ramona B. Montano


Ramona B. Montano was born in Pagosa Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 1934, to Eloisa and Seraphino Gallegos. Ramona was one of seven daughters who were raised on the Hersch’s ranch just outside of Pagosa Springs. She also raised seven children, six girls and one boy, all who remain in Pagosa Springs.
Ramona’s hobbies were watching soap operas, dancing, gardening, singing, fishing, camping, playing bingo and, recently, painting rocks.
Ramona is preceded in death by her parents, Eloisa and Seraphino Gallegos, sisters Julia Romero, Esther Matuz, Eloisa “Lucita” Montoya, daughter Wanda Rivas and granddaughter Jessica Medina.
Ramona is survived by six of her children: Elouise Andrews, Alex and Debbie Montoya, Connie and Henry Medina, Monica Archuleta, Vicky “Mercedes” Montano, Peggy Montano; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Viola Rosales, Rachael Griego, Crucita “Clorinda” Trujillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family of Ramona would like to thank everyone for the kind words, prayers and the sharing of all the wonderful memories.
The rosary will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, located at 445 Lewis St.