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Arthur Monteith

May 7, 1936 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 85)


Arthur (Monte) Monteith was born Thursday, May 7, 1936, in Pembrook, Nova Scotia Canada to William and Nancy Monteith. He was 85 years old when he was called to his Eternal resting place on Saturday, October 9, 2021, where his grandchildren believe that he will forever be their guardian angel.

He served his country in the United States Air Force as a military policeman. He later served his community as a police officer in the Albuquerque Police Department before retiring as a lieutenant. He met his beloved wife of 57 years, Marlene Monteith in Albuquerque and together they traveled the world, made many friends, were active in their church and community, and raised their family in the wonderful home they created in Bosque Farms, New Mexico. He was admired and loved by his children, adored by his grandchildren, and was a true friend to many.

He is survived by his spouse, Marlene Monteith; sons, Chuck Dixon (spouse, Karen), Joseph Monteith, James Monteith (spouse, Erika), Phillip Monteith (spouse, Debbie), and Patrick Monteith (spouse, Cara); daughters, Karin Wolff, Luann Dixon, Michelle (spouse, Fred Schaefer), and Nancy Wickham; brothers, Royce Monteith (spouse, Nancy), and Kent Monteith (spouse, Nancey); and sisters, Dianne (spouse, Harold Maeder) and Janice Monteith.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Monteith; mother, Nancy Isherwood Monte; brother, Charles Monteith; and sister, Marilyn Hyde.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021, A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. at  San Clemente Parish in Los Lunas. Burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery for immediate family only due to covid restrictions. To view the livestream of the Rosary and Mass please go to 


Meeting ID: 897 6340 1277

Passcode: 216390

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Memorial Rosary
December 6, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
San Clemente Catholic Church
244 Luna Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Memorial Mass
December 6, 2021

10:00 AM
San Clemente Catholic Church
244 Luna Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Graveside Service
December 7, 2021

10:30 AM
Santa Fe National Cemetery
501 N Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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