Richard Montaño, 71, a resident of Anton Chico, N.M., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 13, 2022, in his home.
He was born to Alfonso Montaño and Rita Santillanes on April 8, 1951, in Las Vegas, N.M.
Richard was a laborer, rancher, builder and mechanic. He was especially known for small-engine repair.
He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew Billy Joe Maestas; and niece Amanda Thomasina Lujan.
He is survived by his brother Lawrence Montaño; sisters, Elane Montaño, Mary Lou Montaño, Susie Maestas, Dolores Lujan, and Patsy Moncayo.
A public viewing will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. at the Mountain View Church of Christ in Las Vegas, N.M.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Mountain View Church of Christ. Burial will follow the funeral service and will be held at the Church of Christ Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, Santa Rosa, N.M., www.chavezfuneralhome.com