Montoya1Gloria Jean Montoya, born in Waterloo, Iowa to Louis and Sylvia (Cates) Miller on May 30, 1942 was called to heaven after a long illness, on September 15, 2015.

Gloria’s younger years were spent in Henderson, Tempiute and Kimberly before  moving to Ely.

She worked many years as a waitress for B&J’s Restaurant and then as a cashier for Standard Market. She was always proud of the time she worked at the Hotel Sahara in Las Vegas. Later she enjoyed selling Avon. Her passion in life was being an artist. Gloria was mostly known for her paintings and art work. Most anywhere you go you can see one of her beautiful paintings on display.

Gloria had three sons, Richard (Kathy), Kevin (Ruth), and Stanley (Lisa).

On June 4, 1971 she married Rudy Montoya and moved to Crosstimbers. They were involved in the White Pine Rodders Car Club, where she really enjoyed showing off the old Curto Chevy at the shows and also driving it in the parades. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Her hobbies included bowling, fishing, camping, gardening, cooking, taking pictures of scenery and spending time with her family and friends.

Gloria leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Rudy, her sons, three sisters, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles all of whom will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be on October 9, 2015 at the LDS Stake Center in Ely at 10:00 a.m..  Visitation will be a 9:30 a.m.