LeRoy Montoya

May 5, 1940 ~ April 8, 2017 (age 76) 76 Years Old

LeRoy Montoya Obituary

LeRoy Montoya, 76, of Brighton, passed away April 8, 2017 at his home. He was born May 5, 1940 in Brighton to Lee and Connie (Ascencio) Montoya and attended schools in Brighton. After high school he joined the US Navy and served for four years on the USS Bonhomme Richard as a Flight Deck Operator.

As a young boy, LeRoy helped his Grandpa Josue at work who was a custodian for the Brighton school district. He was responsible for keeping the coal stove going in his father's garage, Lee's Auto Service. LeRoy owned and operated Montoya Masonry & Construction in Brighton for 29 years. He was a contributor and consultant on the construction of the 16th Street Mall in Denver as we know it today. He served as Past President of Fairview Cemetery and spent many hours volunteering there. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He also enjoyed making trips “up the hill” to Blackhawk and to Nevada to gamble. Leroy married Petra Banuelos on November 16, 2005 in Denver.

Leroy is survived by his wife, Petra, of Brighton; children, Aaron Montoya of Denver, Justin (Carol) Montoya of Brighton, Fatima Aguilar of Arvada, Liceth Aguilar of Brighton, Jesus Aguilar of Westminster and Hernando Aguilar of Westminster; two sisters, Nancy (Ray) Bernal of Farmington, NM and Unna (Neal) Trunkenbolz of Brighton and eight grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by both parents; his stepmother, MaryLou Montoya (Martinez) in 2003; his first wife, Rose (Garcia) Montoya in 2000; daughter, LaRae Montoya in 1977; four brothers, Joe, Gilbert, Sam and Nathan.

The Funeral Service will be held on April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm, with visitation on hour prior, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. A Celebration of Life will follow on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:00-3:00pm at The Alli Event Center in Brighton.


Friday, April 14, 2017
6:00 PM

Tabor-Rice Funeral Home
75 South 13th Avenue
Brighton, Colorado 80601

Funeral Service

Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 PM

Tabor-Rice Funeral Home
75 South 13th Avenue
Brighton, Colorado 80601

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Alli Event Center
100 S. Third Avenue
Brighton, Colorado 80601

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