On Monday, July 25, 2022, we lost a great man. Keith Martin Montoya was born in Pueblo, CO, in 1958. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth (Gallegos) Montoya. He is survived by his wife, Kerry Jo (Edwards) Montoya; daughter, Jacquelyn Faye Edwards; and sons, Samuel Martin Edwards and Joseph Allen-Adam Montoya. He also leaves behind his older brother, Timothy Montoya; sister, Barbara (Montoya) Martinez; twin brother, Kenneth Montoya; and younger sister, LaVon (Montoya) Winslow.
Keith grew up in California but spent most of his adult life in Oklahoma City, OK, before moving to West Fargo, ND. On June 12, 1993, he married the love of his life, Kerry Jo Edwards, at the Vineyard Church in Oklahoma City. Together they raised three children who grew up to be intelligent, kind, and beautiful. He was so incredibly proud of them. He worked in HVAC as a maintenance technician. He was a huge fan of sports. Some of his favorite teams were the Broncos, the Yankees, the Lakers, and of course, OU. Boomer Sooner! But most of all, he loved working out at Planet Fitness, telling stories of his outlaw days, telling people about God’s love, and telling everyone about his love for his wife and kids. He was a great husband, father and friend.
During his last year, Keith found a home at Ignite Church and at the end of his life, he was supported by great friends from the church. God, family and his bulldogs were his true loves. He had a huge heart, full of generosity with a passion for helping at risk kids and the homeless.
When God put Keith and Kerry together, it was unexpected, fast, and blessed. Thirty years later, God took him home the same way. I am comforted knowing that when God welcomed him home, Keith heard Him say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 2 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to New Life Center at www.fargonlc.org in his honor.