March 11, 2006 Obituaries

Manuel Maestas
Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
Manuel Maestas, 54, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Amarillo.

Mr. Maestas was born Jan. 1, 1952, in Tucumcari to Floyd Maestas and Genevieve Vigil. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He volunteered his time for many years coaching Little League and T-Ball baseball and girls softball. He was in motel management for several years and also worked with the commodities program, the utility and energy assistance program and the Income Tax Preparation program through the Eastern Plains Community Action Agency.

Family members said he was a loving family man.

Mr. Maestas was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wayne and Leo Maestas.

He is survived by his wife, Marcy Maestas of Tucumcari; three daughters, Jessica, Abby and Sarah Maestas, all of Tucumcari; a granddaughter Destiny Griego of Tucumcari; two brothers, John Maestas of Riverside, Calif., and Phillip Morris of Albuquerque; five sisters Elsie (husband Jim) Mangum of Reno, Nev., Carol (Juan) Valverde of Tucumcari, Mary Jane (Robert) Austin of Rio Rancho, Consuelo (Bob) Haddon of Vaccaville, Calif. and Patricia (Hector) Fulgencio of Vaccaville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Leo Padget will officiate services. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Levi Montano
Services: Have been held.
Levi Montano, 64, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at his home in Los Lunas.

Mr. Montano was born March 15, 1941, to Felipe Montano and Fetilde Montano of Tucumcari. He resided there until 2004 when his family moved to Los Lunas.

Levi and his wife Maria spent 25 years of their marriage as foster parents to more than 100 children.

Mr. Montano was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Levi and Jeffrey; a daughter, Cathy; a grandson, David; two brothers, Albino and Phillip, and a sister, Ella.

Mr. Montano is survived by his wife; three sons, David (wife Eva) Lopez, Anthony (Rosa) Montano) and Levi G. Montano; five daughters, Cynthia (Adam) Sandoval, Peggy (Ricky) Lopez, Adella (Joe) Varges, Valerie Archuleta and Erica Montano; four brothers, Cecil (Sista) Montano, Ruben (Jean) Montano, Isaias (Delia) Montano and David (Susan) Montano; three sisters, Mary (Chris), Faye and Hebla (Herman) and 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements were by French Mortuary of Albuquerque.