Jose Lazaro Montes
March 8, 1940 - August 25, 2018
Funeral Services for Jose Lazaro Montes, 78, a Hereford resident will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Iglesia Bautista Fundamental with Pastor Ernest Rodriguez, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in West Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2018, and Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. until service time at Iglesia Bautista Fundamental. Mr. Montes passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Hereford.
Jose Lazaro Montes was born March 8, 1940 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Apolinar and Juliana (Sosa) Montes. He married his beloved wife Cruz Sanchez in Lazaro Cardenas, Chihuahua, Mexico. Mr. Montes had worked for Merrick formally (Hereford Bi-Products) and after retirement he cleaned the Post Office for many years. He loved to feed the ducks at the Aquatic Center, and enjoyed drinking a sprite and eating peanuts while he watched his grandkids play at the park. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and absolutely adored all his great grandkids.
He is survived by his loving wife Cruz Mendez, of the home; two daughters, Araceli Chaparro and Guadalupe Lopez both of Hereford; 3 sons, Juan Montes, Jose Luis Montes, Jose Luis (Pilo), Jr. all of Hereford; one sister, Manuela Montes of Mexico; nineteen grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Lorenzo Montes.
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