Ted "Tito" Montoya

October 20, 1945March 17, 2012

Retired SFC Ted “Tito” Montoya 20 Oct 1945 - 17 Mar 2012

Ted “Tito” Montoya was born in Hearne, TX. to the late Jesus Montoya and Susie Alva. Ted entered eternal life at age 66 on Saturday March 17, 2012 at his home in Kempner, TX.

He joined the Army in 1965 serving time in Vietnam, Korea, Hawaii and in the U.S. until 1985 playing the tuba for 1CAV and later became the band director for the last 14 years in the Army. During his time in service he married and had five children.

Retired SFC Ted Tito Montoya was awarded many military medals and awards, but he was most proud of his Air Medal that he received while in Vietnam.

Upon retiring from the Army he became a top real estate agent for Coldwell Banker later opening his own office known as Cove Real Estate. He was an agent for over 20 years.

After retiring from real estate he enjoyed travel with his current wife, Leila, playing golf, fishing and spending time with his children and grandkids. While being a active member of Amazing Grace Fellowship.

Ted Montoya was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Francisca Montoya, and daughter, Emma Montoya.

Ted will forever live in the heart of his loving wife of ten years, Leila Montoya. He will also be greatly missed by his children Ted G. Montoya, Susana G. Montoya and fiance Jack Hemingway III, Linda and Michael Pangelinan, Maricela Montoya, Lourdjean Go and Mandy Brajos, Lawrence and Erica Go, and son in law Michael Cabrera. His sister, Esperanza Valdivia and his beloved 16 grandchildren along with extended family and friends. We will always love you Wito.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 4-8 PM with a Rosary being recited at 7 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. A second day of visitation, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove, will also be held on Tuesday March 27, 2012 from 4-8 PM with a religious celebration beginning at 6 PM. Burial will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with full Military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Candice Mieras

May 4, 2012


I want to send my heart felt sympathy to you and your family. Your lose has been great. I pray that you and your family are doing well. I am truly sorry for your lose. Best wish and many prayers be with you.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

April 26, 2012

Dear Montoya Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

Although I did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing him, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Elisabet Cruz

March 27, 2012

Another loss of a wonderful person in this world and in my life. I can't express my sincere condolences to the Montoya Family. Tio Tito, you will be greatly missed and forever in my heart. Enjoy your time in peace and rest. Enjoy some good cups of coffee with my Mama talking about the good times you had when you and her were kids.

Love you always,
your niece

Linda and Christopher Sneed

March 27, 2012

Ted was such a special person, always patient and kind. He will be greatly missed.
Our condolences for your loss

Janet Stafford

March 26, 2012

I wish to offer my sincere condolences to Ted's family. Ted was such a friendly guy, busy and always on the go. He always greeted me with such a big smile, compliments,and upbeat conversation. We were Realtors for many years together at Coldwell Banker Wright Real Estate. He will be missed.

Simon Hector Castillo

March 26, 2012

Dear Ted, our prayers are with you and your family. Your long-time friends and I will always cherish the good times in the neighborhood, at school, with the band, at work, with our families. While we all went in different directions throughout life we pray that one day we will all be together again. In your case Ted a salute to you for your outstanding service to our great country. We pray you are playing the tuba in Heaven celebrating with GOD Almighty. GOD Bless You Ted..... Simon H. Castillo & Family.

Chuck Cox

March 23, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the Montoya family. Our thoughts are with everyone.

Chuck & family

Rachel Hernandez

March 21, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Montoya family. Tio Tito, you will be missed dearly...your laugh, your smile, your crazy jokes. I bet you are making my mom cry right now by making her laugh so hard. I know you are in a better place and are no longer suffering.

your niece

Herbert Alexander

March 21, 2012

To Ted's Family: Ana and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for God to give you all strenght and comfort while going through such sorrow. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Herb and Ana Alexander, Copperas Cove