Napoleon “John” Montoya went home yesterday peacefully, due to natural causes, into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Nap was born on September 17, 1927, in concrete, Colorado, and grew up in New Mexico. He served in the army and fought in WWII in Guam. After serving his country, he spent most of his life as a miner in Butte, Montana, and retired there after the mines were closed.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ellen Montoya of 53 years.
He is survived by his three brothers and three sisters who he loved and spoke of often as well as his many children in New Mexico, and Washington, and in Montana along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He and his wife will both be laid to rest together in the Montana Veterans Cemetery in Helena, Montana.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Nap and his family.