Longtime Delta resident Erlinda Montoya died Dec. 4, 2013, at her son's home in Montrose. She was 85.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Delta. Burial followed at Mesa View Cemetery.
Erlina Margarita Cisneros was born in Montrose Aug. 10, 1928, to Lino and Placida (Gallardo) Cisneros. She spent her childhood and attended school in the San Luis Valley.
She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, camping, fishing, volunteering, square dancing, gardening and cooking for special occasions.
Mrs. Montoya is survived by three sons, Roy (Vickie) Montoya of Evanston, Wyo., Ernesto Montoya of Delta and Bob (Bobbi) Fresquez of Montrose; three daughters, Caroline Montoya of Grand Junction, Josie (Jessie) Elcano of Lyman, Wyo., and Concetta DeVincentis of Montrose; a sister, Connie Martinez of Delta; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lino Jr. and Alfonso Cisneros; a sister, Caroline Cisneros; and a grandson, Eric DeVincentis.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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