Alberto Adelmo Quintana

Longtime Monte Vista resident Alberto Adelmo Quintana, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023.

Albert was born on May 21, 1942, to Guadalupe and Maria (Vigil) Quintana in The Llama New Mexico “under a pinon tree”.  He married the love of his life Benina Maria Martinez on Dec. 29, 1961. Together they raised four children.

Albert worked as a farmer all of his life, and really enjoyed it. He loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed the mountains, hunting and fishing. Albert enjoyed spending time in the garage tinkering with cars. He loved to watch Western movies; John Wayne was his favorite actor. Albert also enjoyed going to breakfast with his longtime friend Bobby Martinez.

Albert is survived by his wife Bennie; his children Johnathan Quintana of Monte Vista, Kenny (Kim) Quintana of Alamosa, Benjamin Quintana of Monte Vista, and Felisha (James) Lopez of Alamosa; his grandchildren Jacob (Brittany Martin) Quintana of Alamosa, Melissa (Jeff) Frey of Pueblo, Mindy (Matt) Griego of Colorado Springs, Meagan (David) Dudleston of Alamosa, Morgan (Antonio) Edwards of Colorado Springs, Jackie (Carlos) Lopez of Monte Vista, Brandy (Josh) Quintana of Tucson Ariz., Brittany (Erminio Marquez) Quintana of Monte Vista, Jerica (Billy Martinez) Quintana of Monte Vista, Jessica Lopez of Alamosa, and Desirae Lopez of Alamosa; as well as 24 great-grandchildren; his brother Leroy (Sally) Quintana of Alamosa, sisters Ramona (Faustine) Archuleta of Albuquerque, N.M., and Bertha Trujillo of California.

Albert was preceded in death by both of his parents, his siblings Elovino Quintana, Eugene Quintana Martha Ortiz, and Ocledeus Albert; his grandchildren Candice Quintana and John Schmidt-Quintana; and great-grandson Aiden Marquez.

Cremation was chosen and a recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the family.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arraignments. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of comfort for Albert’s family please visit