Posted on Saturday, 16th November 2013 | Durango
Virginia T. Montoya, 59, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Durango, Colorado, due to a short battle cancer. A rosary will be recited at Hood Mortuary Chapel on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10:00 a.m. also at Hood Mortuary. Virginia was born October 5, 1954 in Durango, Colorado the daughter of Braulio and Alice Montoya. She grew up in Durango and attended Durango Schools. She enjoyed camping, hunting and all things outdoors, dancing and especially her family. When it came to family, it was her true joy and passion. She is survived by her sons, Braulio “Lalo” Gallegos and Steve Casias both of Durango, a granddaughter who was raised partially by Virginia: Giana Gallegos of Durango; a grandson: Kaden Gallegos of Bayfield, CO; her parents: Braulio and Alice Montoya of Durango; siblings: Alvie Mestas and Ray Montoya of Durango, Richard Montoya of Farmington, N.M., and Frances Gallegos and Leona Montoya, both of Bloomfield, N.M. She was preceded in death by her son Fabian Gallegos. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s Name may be sent to the Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado Street, Suite 270, Durango, CO 81301.