Cordilia Montano, age 92, passed away Feb. 3, 2009. She was born in Rodart, N.M. and was of the Catholic faith. She was married to the late Eugenio Montano. The couple was married for 72 years and resided in the Truckee area for about 70 years. She resided in Nashoba, Okla. at the home of her daughter, Mary Olivia “Levie” Allen, where she was cared for until the time of her passing. Eugenio Montano passed away in 1999 in Antlers, Okla. at the age of 91. The couple had three children, Joe Montano of Truckee, Calif., Marie Thurman of Snow-Divide Community, Okla. and Mary Olivia “Levie” Allen and husband Darry Lee Allen of Nashoba, Okla. Cordilia was laid to rest next to her husband, Eugenio, in Nolia Cemetery at Nashoba, Okla.
Cordilia was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling and visits from all her grandchildren, family and friends. Eugenio Montano worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 38 years. He was awarded the E.H. Harriman gold medal in 1971 for the utmost progress in safety and accident prevention for more than 30 years.
I want to say a big “Thank you!” to Janie Millholen who checked on my mother while she was in Truckee and her friends, Erica Martinez, Amparo Pineada, Patrocina Avila, Martina Diez, the Senior Citizen Center who took food to her, took the time to visit and keep an eye on her during her stays in Truckee and other friends that may have not been mentioned. All of you are greatly appreciated.
Cordilia is preceded in death by her husband, Eugenio Montano and infant son, Jimmy Montano and sister Sasaria. She is survived by her three children, nine grand children, 18 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and a host of friends. She was loved deeply and he will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
By Mary Allen