Lawrence J. Montoya

August 10, 1925June 11, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" J. Montoya went to be with the Lord June 11, 2018 at the age of 92. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Western Paving until his retirement in 1998. He will be missed by his children Larry Montoya, Sandy Olguin, Judy Mendez, Jerry Avery, Andrew Montoya and Arlene Montoya; his grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; parents, Mathias and Cresencia Montoya; siblings, Paul Montoya, Isabel Rodriguez and Julia Mares; and his son Adrian Montoya. Visitation will be one prior to the Rosary Monday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m.; Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m., both at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, 1843 W. 52nd Avenue in Denver. Interment will follow at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.


  • Rosary Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lawrence J. Montoya

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Janel Jerri Castro

June 18, 2018

Mr Montoya The memories of your beautiful life has put a indent on my heart ...A Godly father to my bestfriend calls every evening to say God be with you I love you and all the memories of being there for everyone in times of struggles in life you always opened your arms and home to❤ everybody ❤in need. .. I remember the good breakfast you'd make and call me to sit at the table with you and beloved brother ❤Adrian to have prayer and breakfast... The time you make your famous Beans and chili which was my most favorite only you can cook like that 😍😊 I just know your life shined and you loved everybody . We will miss you so much . Till we meet again Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus 😭😢❤❤❤❤❤

Terrence Nightwalker PoorThunder

June 17, 2018

I’m really going to miss you and all the conversations we shared. All the beers and all the really strong wine that only seemed to get stronger as you got older! You were always there when I needed a place to stay and I will always remember you taking me to high school and you making me those meatloaf sandwiches for lunch. And then when I got home from school you’d always make me another sandwich with chips and cookies and always, always a root beer soda. You taught me how to cut a lawn and to do maintenance around the house. You were the best grandpa I could’ve ever asked for. And I know that in life you sometimes have to say goodbye, when he calls you home, but I will forever be a better man for knowing you. And I know I’ll see you again.

Alan Dominguez

June 15, 2018

My family lived across the alley from Mr. Larry for almost 13 years and he was the first person to come across the alley and say hi. He always had a smile and a wave, and other than my wife and daughters he was the only person I can say that I saw every day during that time. When I saw him listening to the baseball game on his porch just like my own grandfather, I knew that living here was a blessing. When we first moved here, I remember him hanging out in the alley, drinking a cold beer with his brothers or other neighbors, walking his beloved dog, and I remember him as a big Broncos and Rockies fan. I helped him with his sprinkler system just last week and we talked about baseball again -- and I can't believe that was the last conversation I had with him. He always had gifts for my girls at Christmas and we would return the favor by taking him biscochitos and posole. Mr. Larry was kind and happy and my wife and I always said that we hope we live to be his age and be that happy.

Our deepest condolences to his family, who knew him best, and please do not hesitate to ask us for any help. I'm sure you all loved him very much and have great memories of his gentle soul.

Alan Dominguez and Family

Bertha Nightwalker

June 13, 2018

Love u Lawrence, i already miss u. idk what i'am going to do without you...

Fawnda Nightwalker

June 13, 2018

In loving memory of grandpa Lawrence , going to miss all the times visiting , being told '' ve con Dios '' when we go home for the night only grandpa that raised me , i will cherish all are times together* love u granpa we will never be the same` its not good bye, but see u later, wen we meet up in Heaven...