LeRoy P. Montoya, 59, Clarksdale, MO

Published 04/07 2014 10:02AM

Updated 04/07 2014 10:04AM

LeRoy P. Montoya, 59, Clarksdale, Missouri died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his home.

He was born November 2, 1954 to Manuel and Magdalena (Pino) Montoya in Mountainair, New Mexico and grew up on the family ranch in Moriarty, Mew Mexico.

He married Jennifer Waller on December 18, 1998. She survives of the home.

LeRoy was a member of Oak Christian Church and the American Angus Association. He was also a professional cattle fitter and a Cowboy who loved collecting rocks, fossils, antiques and Indian artifacts.

Mr. Montoya was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Chace Montoya; and mother-in-law, Grace Waller.

Additional Survivors: sons, Manuel Montoya, Clarksdale, Missouri, Jacob Conley, Clarksdale, Missouri and Jeffrey Conley, Maryville, Missouri; brothers, Facundo Montoya (Janet), Fred Montoya, Fidel Montoya, Michael Montoya (Julie) and Casey Ingram (Heather); sisters, Juana Saiz, Betty Knorr, Mary Ann Strohl (Sid) and Lucy McCurry (Geoff); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  2:00 P.M. Saturday, Oak Christian Church. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Manuel Montoya Scholarship Fund. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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