Ronald Montoya-1Ronald Montoya age 64 years of Ely, NV passed away July 20, 2014 in Ely.  He was born June 2, 1950 in Ely to Jose and Adelita Montoya.

Ronald married Decia Sweet in 1971 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Wells, Nevada.  Ron was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Knights of Columbus and a retired volunteer fireman.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Ron loved spending time with his family and friends, he adored his granddaughters.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Decia Montoya; daughter Becky (Lowell) Sommervold of Ely; son Ronnie (Heather) Montoya of Ely; granddaughters Tre’Anna, Sabrina, Brittany, Shelby, Madison and Grayce; great granddaughter Blakelee; brothers and sisters Roger (Anna) Montoya, Cecelia (Dave) Smith, Dolores (Mike) Leavitt, Elizabeth (Walt) Soper, Manuel (Cynthia) Montoya and Thomas (Sandy) Montoya and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and nephew Mackey Montoya.

The Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Mountain Vista Chapel.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 25th at 11:00 A.M. At the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard Him call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work, or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void.

Then fill it with remembered joys.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much.

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.

God wanted me now, He set me free!