Freddie Montoya Martinez

Freddie Montoya Martinez

May 31, 1925 - October 09, 2008

Freddie Montoya Martinez

May 31, 1925 - October 09, 2008


Martinez, Freddie Montoya ‘Nando’ 83, of San Juan Capistrano, passed away
peacefully in his home on 10-09-08 at midnight surrounded by his family.
Memorial Services: 10/15 7-9 pm Rosary/Viewing O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna
Hills, 10/16/08, 10:00 am, Mass Mission San Juan Capistrano, followed by Graveside Burial at Ascension Cemetery.

He was born on May 31, 1925. San Miguel, NM A WWII Navy Veteran he proudly served his country in the South Pacific on Submarines USS Otus AS20, USS Kenneth
Whiting AV-14 & USS Brayling SS-109. He was awarded a gold card for 65 years of service as an active union member as well as various officer positions, most recently Vice President of Cement Mason Local 500.

Dec. 12 he would have celebrated his 59th annual pilgrimage climbing the A mountain
in Las Cruces, N.M. with the Tigua Indians & family members from all over the country.
He is survived by his wife Alice, of 62 years children Jeannie, Sandy, Fred Jr. & Larry; Six Grandchildren: Azsha, Garrett, Darren, Trevor, Gabriel, Alanna, two great-great grandchildren; Ian & Zaiden. Sister Cecelia Wall, brother Frank, sister Ramona Loera predeceased, as well as several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Passionate about his family & faith, spiritual, caring, dedicated, loyal, kind, giving
always helping people. He had a great sense of humor & loved to share stories, always
knew how to fix things & make things right. An amazing man-the glue that kept the family together. We will miss him so.

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13 responses to Freddie Montoya Martinez

  1. Alice, Jeanie, Sandy, Fred, and Larry ~
    I don’t even know where to begin to tell you how sad I was to find out about your Daddy. It just broke my heart and made me so so sad. I only wished I would have found out sooner so that I could have made the trip to be there for all of you. Please know that you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Your Daddy and ALL of you have and are very dear to me, I look forward to seeing you every year. I will truly miss seeing him but he’ll forever live in my heart. He was a wonderful man and faithful to Our Lady of Guadulupe the Virgen and his faith and a true example to live by. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Please give your mom and each other a BIG hug for me. I love each and everyone of you and I am truly sorry that I can’t be there for you. Me deepest condolences…..
    All my love,
    Susie Carabajal Barela and Martin Barela

  2. Fred will definitely be missed at our Fiesta to our Lady of Guadalupe. Most of us that grew up in the Pueblo looked forward to seeing him and his family. We can not call this a sad time since he is with our Lady, but it is a time to reflect what he had installed in you–his dedication to our Lord, his love for family, and his devotion to our Lady. May we here in Tortugas continue to see all of you for many years to come. Our prayers are with you. God Bless you.

  3. Dear Tia,Jeannie,Sandy,Freddie,Larry, and grandchildren, Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at the loss of Tio.We loved and admired him for all the good and kind things he did for everone.Our Lady of Guadalupe at Tortugas Mountain will be missing her most devout pilgrim this year. His faith was an example of the kind of man he was-sweet, nice and loving. May he rest in eternal peace and may God help you through sad and diffult time. We will miss him. Love Veronica , Bobby and Family

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