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Bernice Trujillo Montoya was born in Montrose in 1934 to John Trujillo and Natividad Cordova Trujillo.

She spent her childhood in Montrose. At the age of 6, her mother passed away, and she later moved to Brighton with her father.

She married her sweetheart, Press Montoya, May 13, 1950; they were married for 70 years.


Bernice was a loving mother and grandmother. She retired from the Fort Lupton school district. After retirement, Press and Bernice enjoyed domestic and international travel with their daughter, visiting Hawaii many times, Germany, London, France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Bahamas, and Mexico. She also enjoyed a lifetime of Colorado camping with her children and grandchildren.

Her parents; a brother, John Trujillo; and sisters, Delia Medina and Marvella Gabaldon, preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving husband, Press; children, Pres (Diane) of Greeley, Michael, Gary (Gina), of Fort Lupton, and Lorraine, of Denver; brother, Danny (Henrietta), of Brighton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at Destiny Church, 307 S. Fulton Ave., Fort Lupton Friday, Oct. 9. Viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., and services beginning at 11 a.m. Limited seating and COVID procedures will be followed. Burial follows at Fairview Cemetery in Brighton.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernice Montoya, visit https://www.taborfuneralhome.com/obituary/Bernice-Montoya/sympathy.