Alice M. (Tafoya) Montoya, 83, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2016, at Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences, NM with her daughter and son by her side.
She was born on March 23, 1933, in Hillsboro, NM, to Rafael S. and Rosario (Armijo) Tafoya and was one of four children - Bill, Lee, and Chris.
In her youth Alice attended the Santa Fe School for the Deaf where she learned to sign and found her passion for baking and cooking. On February 20, 1971, she married the love of her life, Alerico Montoya. Together they had two children, Darlene Alice Montoya and Lawrence Randolph Montoya. She was a devoted, caring, loving, wife, mother, and loyal friend. Alice was a hard worker often sacrificing so that she could help provide for her family. Alice was kind, always willing to help her neighbor, and loved to laugh. She was pure of heart, a beautiful soul.
She is survived by her daughter, Darlene; son, Lawrence; daughter-in-law Layna; grandsons - Leo & Evan; brother, Chris; sister-in-law, Drucilla Tafoya; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial mass will be celebrated in the Spring of 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 103 E. Sixth St., Truth or Consequences, date and time to be announced.
Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574. For online condolences please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com.