Nathan John Montoya was born Monday, July 24, 1978 in Denver, Colorado to Sharon Montoya. He was raised in Fort Lupton by his Mom, his Papi, and Grandma. Nathan was an only child, but was raised with Raquel Stephenson, who was always like a sister, and Estevan Kiko, Florentino and Zachary Montoya who were like brothers to him. Nathan attended school in Fort Lupton where he graduated in 1996. He then went to college at CU Boulder for two additional years.
When his mom got together with David Schultz in 1989, he was ten years old. He welcomed Dave into the family as his dad along with David’s kids, Stephen as his younger brother and Mollie as his younger sister. In 1999 he attended Emily Griffith School for Cosmetology. He became a hair stylist in the Cherry Creek area where he worked his whole career. He loved his job very much! He loved cutting, coloring, blow drying and styling his clients hair, making them look beautiful. He would chat with his clients often, treating them as if they were apart of his family so they would feel comfortable through their experience.
Nathan loved getting to know people. He was always dancing, laughing, and just being happy. He was a real people person. He enjoyed being around his family during all their get togethers for holidays and family reunions.
Before his cancer, he enjoyed traveling with friends and family to Nevada, California, Arizona, New York and Glenwood Springs. He was blessed with a large family and many friends. He was “Uncle Nay Nay” to so many kids, something he was very proud of. His close friends Rosalie, Trish, Heidi, Susan, Becky, Susan T, Liz, Dana and many more all kept an eye on him during his cancer journey.
Nathan is survived by his mother, Sharon, and by his dad, David Schultz. Brother, Stephen Schultz, sister Mollie (Anthony) Contreras, and niece Namaste. Also, by his grandparents, John and Mildred Montoya. By his Uncles, John (Vickie) Nina, Linda (Roger) Smith, Lino (Gina). Aunt Sandra Montoya. Nieces; Jenna, Julia, Jillian, Jacklyn, April-Beau. Nephews; Chance, Maximo and Asher. Along by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his Uncle Frank Montoya. By his Great-Grandparents, Delfino and Amelia Montoya, and Joe and Lupe Cordova. Along by several aunts, uncles and other loving family members.
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