Erlinda Thelma (Chavez) Montano, age 74, and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on February 14, 2022. Erlinda is survived by her husband, of fifty-five years Bernie Junius Montano; children, Richard Montano and wife, Tiffany, Ronald Montano and wife, Theresa, Junius Montano and wife, Crystal, Dezaray Sanchez and husband, Rick, Darius Montano, and wife, Venessa, Emery Zapata and husband, Michael; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. The family would like to acknowledge and express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone for their love and support during this most difficult time. Visitation will be Friday, February 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW. Service will follow 10:00 a.m. Pastor Michael Romero. Burial will take place at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery 700 Yale Blvd SE. Pallbearers will be, Destiny Garcia, Arieana Zapata, Evangelina Garcia, Adrian Garcia, Vicente Zapata, Sam Lopez Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Montano Jr., Richard Lee Montano Jr., Michael Zapata.