On December 30th, Nikki Joe Montoya unexpectedly passed away in Dexter, NM. Nikki called both Roswell and Pojoaque home. He was age 48.
Nikki was born on May 2, 1971 in Roswell, NM and graduated from Pojoaque High School in 1989.
Nikki was a man of GOD and a very strong believer in the LORD. Our family’s hearts are shaken from his sudden death but have comfort knowing he has gone to heaven to be with our LORD and Savior.
Nikki was a very talented journey man electrician, volunteer firefighter and passionate artist.
During his younger years, Nikki’s interest and hobbies included dirt biking, playing the drums, hunting, playing foot ball and baseball. Recently he and his two cousins, Wes and David, worked on their home remodeling and were seen as the 3 amigos. He had a creative imagination for home remodeling projects and was always willing to help family and friends on home repairs.
Nikki is survived by his parents, Sue Montoya of Dexter and Fred and Sylvia Montoya of Pojoaque, close family friends Denise Sanford and Joshua Tavarez of Dexter, fiance Olivia Wright of Roswell, siblings Jolene Roybal, Carrie Montoya, and Brandon Montoya (wife Roberta) of Pojoaque, Nieces and nephews Brianna Montano (college in Las Cruces), Joshua and J’Lee Roybal, Zander and Ezra Montoya of Pojoaque, Grandparents Fred and Rosa Nunez of Dexter, and many Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.
Nikki will join in heaven his Grandparents, Clovis and Edna Earick of Dexter, Uncles Clovis Jr. and Mark Earick, and Aunt Brenda Williams of Dexter and Cousin Frankie Samario of Prescott Valley, AZ/Roswell.
On Wednesday, January 8th, a public visitation was held at 5pm at Anderson-Bethany Funeral home for Nikki with a Memorial service at this same location on Thursday, January 9th at 1pm. The service will be conducted by Pastor Wayne Brazil. All family and friends are welcome to both services.