Christian Raul Montes

October 26, 1985 - October 22, 2013

10/26/1985 - 10/22/2013

Virginia Beach- Christian Raul Montes, 27, passed away October 22, 2013. He is the son of Gloria Montes and Filemon Montes. He served his country proudly In the United States Navy.

Besides his parents he is survived by his loving wife, Nicole Montes; children, Natalie Ivy Montes, Christian Luke Montes and his sister Caroline Montes.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:30pm at Grace Bible Church, 2956 Ansol Ln Virginia Beach with Pastor Eric Sanzone officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-9pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich, Road, and Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions may be made at Christian Montes Memorial Fund at any Navy Federal Credit Union or at Online condolences may be offered at

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Ramona Ferguson
7 years ago

All of our hearts are filled with grief and love for Chris and to Nicole, Natalie and Christian and all the family. We pray God will take all of you in his loving arms, and help you to find peace and understanding. We love you. Ramona, Buddy, Destinee, Brian, Pam, Tim and Shaelynn

HMC Retroyreo Conner
7 years ago


My prayers go out to you and your Family!!!! Another Sailor/Friend/Shipmate lost but never forgotten!!

If ever in need of anything, my contact information is attached.


HMCSS Retroyreo D. Conner

Force Medical Chief

Commander Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet

7958 Blandy Road

Norfolk, VA 23551-2492

Office: 757-836-1351

Cell: 757-339-4621


Judy Kocsis
7 years ago

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about the loss of your husband, Chris. My daughter Katey has shared her wonderful memories with the both of you with me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thomas Deatherage
7 years ago

I wanted to provide you my sincere condolences for the loss of your love one. Having lost a family member I understand your pain and saddness. Chris will always remain in our hearts and memories as I know he will be in yours.

7 years ago

I went to Independence High School with Chris. We were good friends. He taught me how to live a little and I help him focused to graduate. He was a great friend and i just found out what happened. Just wanted to send my condolence to his family. When he left for the navy he told me don’t say goodbye say see you later. I miss him like crazy and holding on and cherishing the memories we had.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Christian Raul Montes give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

Christian Raul Montes is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Jonathan Robbins
7 years ago

Montes Family,

I am still lost for words, as I type this. Christian will be severely miss, but will never be forgotten. He was a one of a kind, always had a smile on his face, and never complained about shipboard work. One last thing, Christian ALWAYS wore the NAVY colors with Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

Im sorry I am not able to attend, but my heart is there in spirit, to celebrate, Christian’s life.

Take care and GOD BLESS.

Jonathan Thad Robbins

Sabrina Parker
7 years ago

My heart goes out to you all during this tough time. Be strong and dwell on the good times and good memories you had with him. His legacy will live on in the beautiful children that he blessed this world with. I know that there is nothing that anyone can say that will lift your sorrows, but just know that you have an entire Navy family that cares about you and will be thinking of you dearly. I didn’t know him personally but he was a Sailor – therefore he was my brother. He will be truly missed.

Katey Kocsis
7 years ago

My heart will forever be saddened by the loss of this wonderful friend. I will cherish the memories we shared over the years forever. Nicole, I am always here for you. Please don’t ever hesitate call. Love you.

CDR Brady Drennan, USN
7 years ago

My prayers and condolences are with the entire Montes family. The sudden and unexpected loss of a son, husband, father and Sailor weigh heavy on us all and makes us treasure every day we have with our loved ones.

Pat & Bill Layman
7 years ago

Nicole, There are no words to express the sadness we all feel here in Sea Pines. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children. May God guide you with the days ahead. Love, prayers and sympathy for you and the entire family. Pat & Bill Layman.. Mark and Kim’s neighbor

Diana H.
7 years ago

Though I do not personally know your family. Just wanted you to know how much the story of your husband, father and son touched me. May Christian rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. And may Jehovah God give you the strength you need to endure the trying times ahead.

Marion M.
7 years ago

To the Montes family,

My most deepest sympathy to you and I pray for your strength at such a difficult time. Your sweet children will be your bright shining star to carry you through.

Russell, Terry & Linda Moore
7 years ago

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. There are no words to express our heartfelt sympathy.

Russell, Terry & Linda Moore