My father, Conrado Virgilio Montes, was born in San Elizario, Texas. My mother, Rosa Gallardo was born in El Paso, Texas. My brothers Miguel, Agustin, Ignacio and Richard were all born in El Paso, as well as my sister, Rose Diane Montes-Tate.
My brothers and I are graduates of Cathedral High School and my sister graduated from Loretto Academy. All of us graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso. My brother Mike did his graduate work at University of Texas at El Paso and I completed my Masters at Santa Clara University. Rose (Rosie) Diane is the owner of the Pike Street Market in Downtown El Paso. Agustin was a Broker and Financial Consultant in El Paso. Richard is an Engineering Manager also in El Paso. Agustin and Richard have been instrumental in helping me with organizing the family website. Agustin was quite knowledgeable in family history and always had an interest in families from San Elizario.
I have two sons, Conrad Joseph and Joel Alexander. I also have a daughter, Tiffany who lives with her family in Gilroy, California. Conrad Joseph graduated from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and lives in Morgan Hill, California. Joel Alexander joined the Marines and graduated from Humboldt State University. Joel is currently living in Arcata, California. I also have a granddaughter and a grandson.
Currently, I'm doing research about families from San Elizario, Texas and continuing to develop the Montes Family Web Site. I live in Aptos, California.