LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Vivian Fermin Montoya, 64, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 6, 2012.
Vivian was born on April 18th, 1948 in Del Norte, Colorado. He grew up in Manassa and graduated from Centauri High School in La Jara, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Adam State College in Alamosa, where he met his beloved wife Anselma.
He served in the U. S. Army 4th Infantry Division and was stationed in Ft. Lewis, Washington and in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge he became a teacher and received his Masters and 180 plus hours of higher education throughout his career. He taught mathematics in School District #11 in Colorado Springs where he retired after 35 years. He then moved with his wife to Las Vegas, Nevada where he taught for another 6 years in the Clark County School District. He retired again from that district in 2011.
He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as a Grand Knight 4th Degree at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Colorado Springs. Vivian was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos. But he loved nothing more than spending time with his beloved wife, sons, grandchildren, 10 brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. He had the greatest sense of humor. He laughed and told jokes and was the life of the party and family gatherings. He never met a stranger he didn’t make a friend. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and teacher will forever be remembered for his smile, gentleness, and wonderful generosity. Vivian felt that his biggest accomplishment was his beloved family.
He leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 43 years, Anselma, and three sons, Daymn (Gary), Nicholas (Cheryl), Brandon (Julia), his grandchildren, Brennen, Brittanie, Mychael, Damian and Salviano Montoya, his brothers and sisters, Darlene (Gilbert), Alfonso (Michelle), Alex (Liz), Albert (Barbara), Amar (Vangie), Steve (Ruby), Marry (Tommy), Denise, Celeste (Bryan), Prax (Vonnie), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Viewings were held on Sunday from 1-7 p.m. and on Monday 1-5 p.m. at Weylen’s Funeral Home Chapel.
Rosaries were on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Weylen’s Funeral Home and on Monday at 7 p.m. at Sangre De Cristo Parish in San Luis.
Funeral Services will be held at Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, Colorado on Tuesday, November 13 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in San Luis, Colorado.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Weylen’s Funeral Home in San Pablo.