Francisco Salazar Montoya, Sr. of Fort Stockton passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Fort Stockton at the age of 78 years. He was born on Nov. 5, 1939, in Mulato Ojinaga Chihuahua, MX to Ignacio Montoya and Teodora Salazar.
Montoya is survived by his wife, Juliana Lopez Montoya; his sons, Francisco Montoya, Jr. and wife Yolanda of Wasco, CA, Cruz Salazar and wife Mandy of Monahans; his daughters, Angelita Ramos and husband Rogelio of Fort Stockton, Araceli Montoya and Rene Castillo of Fort Stockton, Sandra Montoya and German De La Rosa of Fort Stockton; his brothers, Apolonio Montoya of Fort Stockton, Juan Daniel Salazar and wife Lourdes of Mulato Ojinaga Chihuahua; his sisters, Manuela Valenzuela and husband Ramon of Kermit, Ramona Alvardo and husband Efrain of Presidio; his seventeen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Montoya is preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio Montoya and Teodora Salazar; his brothers, Gonzalo Montoya, Dolores Montoya; and his sister, Carolina Ortiz.
Pallbearers are: Francisco Montoya, Jr., Cruz Salazar, Rogelio Ramos, Jr., Armando Francisco Reyes III, Alejandro Guadalupe Reyes, and Roberto Melendez III.
Visitation was on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with rosary on Sunday, Jan. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Stockton. Funeral service was on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, beginning at 1 p.m. at Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Fort Stockton. Burial will follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com.