Carl H. Montes

carl montes

March 25, 1920 ~ May 12, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Obituary: Carl H. Montes Carl H. Montes, 99, died May 12, 2019. He was born March 25, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the Army and the Army Reserves, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in accounting. He retired from the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; wife, Betty; daughter, Ann Gurley; son-in-law, Bill Askwig. He is survived by his daughter, Mona Askwig; grandchildren Matthew (Jessie) Clark, Darren Clark, Scott Gurley; great grandchildren Skylar and Corwin Clark. Carl (Papa) will be remembered for being gentle and caring and for his quick, quirky, and ever-present sense of humor. Rescue dogs were important members of his family. He liked to water ski, ice skate, golf and bicycle. His was a great example of how to live a life well. He will be missed immensely but will remain alive in our hearts and minds. Carl's ashes will be laid to rest next to Betty's at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. No viewing or services. Online condolences welcomed at

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  1. Mona
    Very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He and your mom were wonderful people. My mom was Dixie MacRae. Your mom gave her the nickname Dixie. Real name was Melva Jean.

  2. Mona I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. We had such fun with our parents at the Messiah Lutheran church there in Denver. Condolences to the family and you.. Sympathy and prayers to you all

  3. Mona,
    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was my supervisor a couple of years at the University of Colorado Denver campus in Grants & Contracts. I have always remembered him as so very nice, kind & had a wonderful sense of humor & so easy to talk to. I liked to listen to his stories about Betty & his daughters, could always tell how much he loved them. And I will always remember him as a caring & dear man, happy to have known him. In sympathy,

  4. Mona,
    I am sorry to learn of the passing of your dear father. I shall always remember Carl as a kind and decent man as he was a colleague of mine at the CU Medical Center.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy and In Loving Memory

  5. Mona,
    So very sorry for the loss of your wonderful father.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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