The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Sanchez, Kenneth Matthew
Kenneth (Kenny) Matthew Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1999 - Kenneth (Kenny) Matthew Sanchez, 18, went to be with the Lord Nov. 21, 1999. Kenny was born Oct. 19, 1981, in Pueblo. He was a senior at South High School, was the captain of the wrestling team, and an honor student. He enjoyed fishing, all sports, and being with his friends, and attending family gatherings. Kenny always was willing to help others, and was loved by all. He is survived by his loving parents, Steve and Theresa Sanchez, of the family home; brother, Nathan (Heather) Sanchez, Pueblo; grandparents, Alfonso and Mary Ann Sanchez, Pueblo; grandfather, Walter Apodaca, Pueblo; uncle, Nino, Walter Anthony Apodaca, Beulah. Also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends. Preceded in death by grandmother, Della Apodaca; aunt, Christine Sanchez; uncle, Leonard Sanchez; and uncle, Kenneth Apodaca. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Praise Assembly of God Church, officiated by Pastor Roman Ortiz. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home, and the following day at Fulton Heights Recreation Center after interment, 1331 Santa Rosa.

Sanchez, Larry
Larry Sanchez - Huerfano World - December 19, 2002 - In Memory of My Parents Larry Sanchez, December 17, 1979 and Safida Sanchez, March 15, 2002. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Your family and friends.

Sanchez, Lawrence Leo Sr.
Lawrence Leo Sanchez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2005 - Lawrence Leo Sanchez Sr., 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Ysabel and Vivian Sanchez; and brother, Ysabel Sanchez. He is survived by his children, Lawrence Sanchez Jr. and Jahnnie, Christina Sanchez and Ray, Monica, Jeff, Steven, Kenneth and Leigha; brother, Ralph Robert Sanchez; sisters, Flora Morales and Stella Chambers; special friends, Tony DeArmas and Rosie (Omar) Zapata; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was a people person with a generous heart. A special thanks to the staff and friends at Westwind and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, and Westwind Campus.

Sanchez, Leonora
Leonora Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Leanora Sanchez, 87, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Survived by her children, Arthur Martinez, Gloria Martinez, California, Vernon Martinez, Ernestine Baca, Denver, Angelina Seymour, Utah. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - December 30, 1999 - Leanora Sanchez, 87, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Dec. 25, 1999. Survivors include her children, Arthur Martinez, Gloria Martinez, Vernon Martinez, Ernestine Baca and Angelina Seymour. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Burial will be La Veta Cemetery.

Sanchez, Levy M.
Levy M. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1999 - Levy M. Sanchez, 82, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born on June 16, 1916, in San Pablo. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Cleotilde (Trujillo) Sanchez- also two brothers and a sister. Mr. Sanchez served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as an electronic technician. Survived by his beloved wife, Susie (Maes) Sanchez- children, Esther Trujillo, Martha Barrego, Narcisco Barrego, Frances Vigil- siblings, Julia Olivas, Adella Atencio, Csilda Lucero, Dora Mendoza, Rebecca Atencio, Loretta Gardner- other relatives and friends. At Mr. Sanchez's request, cremation has taken place. Both services, Holy Family Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Father Jesse Perez celebrant. Interment of the cremains, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Full military honors given by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Sanchez - Brandon Bell - April 4, 1913 - Lorenzo Sanchez, twenty-five years old, a smelter employe gave up his life after a hard battle and his body was found in the street at Pueblo. Sanchez had been stabbed in the heart with a stiletto which made a small wound from which practically no blood escaped. His clothing bore every evidence of a desperate struggle and there were numerous cuts in the coat and vest, indicating that the Mexican fought valiantly against his enemy.

Sanchez, Lori
Lori Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1976 - Victims Natural Father: I loved those girls and they were good kids' Florence (C-SJ) – The natural father of the two girls in the Penrose family slain by a convict said Friday night that he couldn't understand why authorities would let such a man loose. Ronnie Sanchez, 40 of Pueblo has been spending the summer in Florence, only a few miles from where his former wife, Toni, 35, was slain, along with her husband, John E. Hardin; Sanchez daughters, Lori, 15, and Carol, 12, and the Hardins' son, Jim, 3. “I'm wondering if I can do anything about this. Not to him (convict Richard Joseph Turner) because he's dead, but to the sheriff's department for letting a man of that stature loose,” Sanchez said. “It makes me feel real bad. I loved those girls and they were good kids,” Sanchez said. After the couple's divorce seven years ago, Sanchez took custody of their two sons, Troy, 13, and Larry 11, who will attend Risley Middle School this fall, and his former wife took custody of the two daughter, who later were adopted by Hardin. “I don't understand how a man like that -- they said they had him for sex assault--- and they let him out,” Sanchez commented.

Sanchez, Louis Rodney
Louis Rodney Sanchez - Huerfano World - March 4, 1993 - Louis Rodney Sanchez, 27, of Denver, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1993 in Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital in Aurora. Born Nov. 4, 1965, in Denver, he was the son of Louis John and Rose Marie Trujillo Sanchez. He was raised in Denver and graduated from Thornton High School in 1983. He worked as a desk clerk at various hotels and motels in the Denver area. Survivors include his parents of Denver; sisters and brothers, Fred Sanchez, Denise Sanchez, Perfecto Sisneros and Camillo Sisneros, all of Denver; his grandmother, Esperanza Martinez, Walsenburg and grandfather, George Trujillo, Rye. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Sanchez, Lucas
Lucas Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1986 - Lucas Sanchez, 90, passed away at Huerfano County Hospital in Walsenburg, June 23, 1986. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife, Julia Sanchez of La Veta; son, Robert George Sanchez of Pueblo; daughters, Eileen (Walter) Padilla of La Veta; Selma (Louis) Garza of Geneseo, Ill.; Delphine Fink of Pueblo; Lou Ellen (Robert) Stecklein of Arvada; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Ophelia Davis of Pueblo; and brother, Coro Collas of Canon City. Mr. Sanchez was born July 18, 1895, in Walsenburg, and lived in Pueblo for 42 years, then lived in La Veta for the remainder of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWI and worked for the sheriff's office until his retirement in 1972. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Father Edward G. Pettit officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be performed by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, Lucio Edmund
Lucio Edmund Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2001 - Lucio Edmund Sanchez. On May 2, 2001, Ed was called home to be with his beloved mother, Anna; father, Lucio; cherished maternal grandparents, Silveria and Jim Sisneros; and his baby brother, Manuel. He is survived and deeply missed by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Lilly; his beloved children, Diana Bailey (Rick), John (Kristyl), Andy (Mia) as well as his adoring grandchildren, Ben and Sarah. He is also sadly missed by his loving brothers and sisters, Lawrence, Ronnie, Eileen, Harold, Tony (Ramona), Anna Dean Di Lorenzo (Mel), Barbara, Donna and Debbie Lucero (Larry), and by his loving stepdaughter, Phyllis De La Cruz and sister-in-law, Fabiola Mayo. Ed was born on November 22, 1937, and raised in Avondale, Colo. He left at 18 to serve in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He served as a deep sea diver and munitions handler among other duties. His service took him around the world twice. He cherished his travels, which gave him a unique insight and a realistic approach to human nature. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned to Pueblo and worked at CF&I Steel until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 2102 and had served as a grievance officer. His love of life and confidence were direct results of his youth spent in Avondale. He always gave credit to those special people there who made his childhood enjoyable, such as Gene Pando, who coached him in boxing as a youth. His special friends from Avondale then and now include Eddie Aleman, George "Porgie" Autobee, Carlos Barela, Eddie Mares, James Norman and many others. They helped to shape his outgoing and happy-go-lucky personality which made life so enjoyable for those around him. Special friends from work include Carl Gianetto and "Bam Bam" Hijar. As his family and friends will attest, Ed loved to be around people. He shared his love of nature with many through his wonderful vegetable gardens. His hobby of cooking made family gatherings a joy. He was also an avid reader and storyteller, and lifelong student of history; his zest for life, generosity and thirst for knowledge allowed his family to grow both educationally and emotionally. His family's well-being was always his first priority. He will live on in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and all those who had the great fortune of experiencing his love. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, and a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Both services will be held at St. Joseph Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the St. Joseph Cafeteria immediately following interment.

Sanchez, Lucy
Lucy Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1985 - Lucy Sanchez. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maranatha Assembly of God Church, 1902 St. Clair, with the Rev. Bobby Aragon officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 1116 Cypress.

Sanchez, Manuel
Manuel Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Manuel Sanchez, 90, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, June 25, 2003. Born Jan. 1, 1913, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his first wife, Lucinda Sanchez; two children, Frank and David Sanchez; also his parents, David and Frances Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Celia Sanchez, Pueblo; daughter, Patricia Marie Garza, Pueblo; former son-in-law, Victor Garza, Pueblo; grandchildren, David and Anna, Lorretta, Maria, Debbie and Pilar, Monica and Joe, Jeff, Frank and Cresta and Angelica and Leeroy; stepchildren, Joel Aragon, Lalo Aragon, Abel Aragon, Veto Aragon, Amy LaRoche and Delfey Acevido; 22 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. Manuel enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, his church and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday; both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Bobby Aragon. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after services.

Sanchez, Marcellina
Mrs. Marcellina Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1967- Mrs. Marcellina Sanchez, 1967, 803 W. 10th, passed away Jan. 8. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Rose Chavez, Mrs. Bertha Sandoval, Miss Bettie Sanchez, Pueblo; Mrs. Theresa Chavez, Gallina, N.M., and Mrs. Loyola Molina, Artesia, N.M.; a brother, Felipe Vailpando, Chama, Colo.; sisters, Mrs. Martina Albert, Chama, and Mrs. Duvijen Esquibel, San Luis, Colo.; stepchildren, Robert Sanchez, Mrs. Elijia Mondragon, Mrs. Rebecca Roy, Mrs. Amelia McComb, Laramie, Wyo.; Mrs. Eufimia Vigil, Rawlins, Wyo.; Mrs. Cirila Sanchez, Westcliffe, Colo.; Mrs. Maggie Vigil, Pueblo, and Mrs. Abella Sanchez, Salt Lake City, and several grandchildren. Rosary service 7:30 p.m. today our chapel. Complete arrangements will be made later. The family may be contacted at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sandoval, 13 Meadowbrook.

Sanchez, Margaret
Margaret Sanchez - Huerfano World - December 18, 2003 - Accident - Three members of a Santa Fe, NM, family were killed in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Highway 160, 13 west of Walsenburg (near the old truck stop). According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m., when the driver of a westbound pickup lost control on the snow packed and icy roadway and went into the eastbound lane, striking a truck tractor. All three occupants in the pickup truck were fatally injured. Two were pronounced dead at the scene and the third died at Spanish Peaks Medical Center. They have been identified as Anthony Sanchez, 49, Margaret Sanchez, 50, and Andrew Sanchez, 20. The truck tractor driver, John Ware, 47, and his passenger/co- driver, Joseph Tadlock, both of Amarillo, TX, were not injured. Alcohol is not suspected in the crash and road and weather conditions are believed to be a contributing factor to the accident. The incident remains under investigation. The accident closed down the Highway 160 for about five hours, with traffic being rerouted through La Veta on Highway 12 and County Road 450.

Sanchez, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1986 - Margaret L. Sanchez, March 7, 1986. Wife of Bernabe Sanchez. Mother of Moses (Mary) Sanchez, Denver; Irvin (Sylvia) Sanchez, Pueblo; Mae Esquibel, Pueblo; Shirley (Stephen) Sherer, El Paso, Texas, and Patsy Valdez, Denver. Grandmother of Mathew, Robin and Jaime Sanchez; Maria, Brian and Michele Sanchez; Melissa Esquibel; Faye and David Sherer; Dharma and Khrisi Valdez. Sister of nine. Member of St. Leander Parish. Services, St. Leander Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Monday; Rosary service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 711 E. Third.

Sanchez, Maria
Maria “Pama” Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1987 - Maria “Pama” Sanchez, 71, late of 605 Moffat, died July 10, 1987. Mrs. Sanchez was cared for by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Victor "Emma" Sanchez, for 31 years. She is survived by her, sister-in-law, Emma Sanchez; and nephews and nieces, Eddie (Ida) Aguirre, Efren (Mary) Sanchez, Emilia (John) Valdez, Ercie (Gilbert) Pacheco, Arthur (Dorothy) Sanchez, Nellie (Nick) Pacheco, Viola (Daniel) Sandoval, Stella (Vidal) Raigoza, Diane (Richard) Sanchez, Anita (Mike.) Kessler, Barbara (Alfredo) Terrazas, Jane Sandoval, Gordon Raigoza, Gloria Raigoza and Victor Paul Raigoza, and other nephews, and nieces. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Wilson of Praise Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at home of niece, Diane Sanchez, at 1627 Lynwood Lane.

Sanchez, Maria Eva
Maria Eva Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 1997 - Maria Eva Sanchez, 69, of Rocky Ford, died July 25, 1997, in a La Junta nursing home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services, St. Peter Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Burial in the Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Sanchez, Maria Genevieve
Maria Genevieve "Gene" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2005 - Maria Genevieve "Gene" Sanchez, 90, born March 20, 1915, passed away Aug. 23, 2005. Maria had 16 children. Survived by children, Agnes (Ramon) Ybarra, Beatrice (Tony) Apodaca, Mary Garcia, Michael (Raquel) Padilla, Fermin (Virginia) Padilla, Felix (Shirley) Sanchez, Dora (Tino) Sanchez, Barbara Padilla, Rose (Aurelio) Mendiola, Ann (Rafael) Orozco; daughter-in-law, Seferina Padilla; 53 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Antonio J. Padilla; son, Clyde Padilla; daughter, Juanita Padilla; and infant twins. Visitation and video tribute, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sanchez, Maria Josefa
Maria Josefa Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1980 - Services, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Wake service 7 p.m Sunday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Monday. Committal service 1 p.m. Monday, Jaroso Creek Cemetery.

Sanchez, Nicknor
Nicknor "Nikko" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2004 - Nicknor "Nikko" Sanchez, 88, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Denver, Colo. Passed away, Thursday, June 24, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Tranquilino and Katarina Sanchez; grandson, Alex Sanchez. Survived by loving wife of 67 years, Jennie; son, Antonio (Josephine) Sanchez; daughter, Cynthia (Bob) Crago; grandchildren, Julie Sanchez, Dana (Roger) Guerin-Lautenschlager, Christopher (Lynae) Guerin, Tamara (Larry) Northrop; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sanchez, Onesimo
Onesimo Sanchez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Onesimo Sanchez Sr., 85, passed away June 30, 2002. He was a World War II veteran, serving from May 1939 to December 1944 and retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1980 after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Adelia; parents, three sisters, two brothers, one granddaughter and two sons-in-law. Survived by children, Phyllis (O'Bed) Martinez, Julia Montoya, Celina Trujillo, Mary Sherer, Onesimo Sanchez Jr. and Salomon Sanchez; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Dominica Chavez; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was always there for his family and was loved and respected by everyone he met. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, Panta Leon
Panta Leon Sanchez - Walsenburg World - July 7, 1927 - P. L. Sanchez, Social, Political, and Business leader dies Tues., Was County Assessor here for many terms and well known throughout the state - The Grim Reaper has once more cast its unstoppable wand over our city and engulf in its folds one of our more illustrious citizens. Panta Leon Sanchez, pioneer business man of this county, answered the finial summons Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 at his home in the Victoria rooms on South Main Street. Mr. Sanchez would have been 48 years old today. Eight months ago, Mr. Sanchez was taken ill and brot to Pueblo for treatment but a few days ago was brot to a local hospital and when doctors declared he could not live much longer he was brot to his home where he passed quietly away with members of his family at his bedside. Mr. Sanchez was born in Walsenburg, reared in Walsenburg, and educated in the public schools here and later attended Sacred Heart College of Denver where he received his degree. After graduating, Mr. Sanchez came back to Walsenburg where he became a political and business leader in the community. He was county assessor here for more than 16 years, after which he retired from active politics to enter into the real estate business. Deceased comes from one of the best well known and one of the most illustrious families in the state. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sophia Maldonaldo; ten children all of whom are living. They are; Mrs. Lee Martinez, Mrs. Roger Martinez, Stella, Cora, Elvera, Lucinda, Antonio, Roof, P.L. junior, all of Walsenburg, and Evan of Chicago. He is also survived by brother Joe and Lucas of this city, and Julian of Avondale, Colorado, and sisters Mrs. Juan D. D. Vigil, city; Lydia Sanchez, Trinidad; Mrs. Cass Vigil, Arizona; Mrs. Mike Kapparos, city, and Cora Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez was a member of the Knights of Columbus, B.P.O Elks, Eagles, Sacred Heart Society, Alianza Hispana-Americana, Nuestro Padre Jesus Society and the F.A.C.H. Society. Deceased was married in Walsenburg to Sophia Maldonaldo of this city on July 21, 1897, by Father Gabriel Ussell of the Catholic Church in the presence of Juan M. Pino and Margaret Gomez. The Elks lodge will have charge of the funeral which will take place tomorrow morning, Mass will be read at the Catholic church at 10 o'clock in the morning and the funeral will take place immediately after. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of Furphy Undertaking Parlors. His son, Evan Sanchez of Chicago, is expected home tonight.

Sanchez, Panteleon Jr.
Panteleon Sanchez Jr. - Huerfano World - November 29, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Panteleon Jr., the five-month-old son of County Assessor P. Leon Sanchez, died Nov. 23.

Sanchez, Patricia V.
Patricia Vallejo Sanchez - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - Patricia Vallejo Sanchez died of cancer, Dec. 6, 1990, at the home of her son, Evan Sanchez Jr. in Walnut Creek, CA. She was 80. Born and reared in Walsenburg, she was the daughter of Epifanio Vallejo and wife of Evan Sanchez Sr. They lived in Walsenburg until 1943 when they moved to California. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by three sons, Evan Sanchez Jr. and Caroline (formerly of Gardner), Walnut Creek; Donald Sanchez of Cottonwood, CA; and Phillip Sanchez, Fremont, CA; two brothers, Ben Vallejo, San Diego, CA, and Epie Vallejo, Jefferson City, MO; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Sanchez, Payton Louise
Payton Louise Sanchez – Newspaper Unknown – May 2000 - Sedgwick County, Kansas - Payton Louise Sanchez, 5, White Elementary kindergarten student, daughter of Tom Sanchez and Denice Sanchez, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 10:30 a.m. Friday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors: brothers, Frank, Aaron, Tommy Lee, all of Wichita; grandparents, Art and Pat Ramos of Pueblo, Colo., Alfred and Lillian Sanchez of Avondale, Colo. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Sanchez, Philip G.
Philip "Sarge" G. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 1998 - Philip "Sarge" G. Sanchez, 79, passed away June 29, 1998. God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around him and whispered come with me." With tearful eyes and torn hearts we watched him suffer and fade away, although we hurt to lose him we could not ask God to let him stay. A golden heart stopped beating hard and working hands were laid to rest. God touched our hearts and eased our pain when he decided it was time to take one of the best. Husband for 57 years of Ruth Sanchez, of the family home- and father of Anthony Tony," Ruth Mildred Millie," Gilbert Gil" (Becky) Sanchez of Pueblo. Grandfather of Anthony Trooper," Jerry, Jason, Tara and Shanna Sanchez of Pueblo, Conrad Ruybal of Pueblo, Susan (Tim) Thompson of Albuquerque, N.M., Missy (Lonnie) Rhodes of Brighton, Jamie Sanchez of Lubbock, Texas- adopted grandfather of Robert Bob" (Brenda) Sanchez of Pueblo- great-grandfather of Camper Ruybal of Las Vegas, Logan, Dillon, Chelsie and Haley Rhodes of Brighton. Preceded in death by a brother, David Sanchez. Survived also by a brother, John (Elsie) Sanchez of El Paso, Texas- and two sisters, Connie Hernandez and Maryann Tikes" Salazar of Pueblo. In addition, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Dominga Garcia of Alameda, Calif.- sister-in-law, Laura Sanchez- and brother-in-law, Lupe (Lucy) Jaramillo, both of Pueblo. Sarge" was a member of the D.A.V., Latino and St. Charles Senior Citizens Clubs. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and a veteran of service with the United States Army during World War II. He was employed for 371/2 years at CF&I Steel Mill. He retired in 1983 from the Coke Plant. Sarge" was a friend, teacher, counselor, philosopher and ambassador. He was the pillar of the Sanchez family. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by Fort Carson Elite" Veterans Ritual Team. The family will greet family and friends in the St. Francis Xavier Mediterranean Room following the service. In lieu of flowers, food, etc., expressions of sympathy may be made to the Case De La Esperanza (House of Hope Orphanage). For more information contact Vaughn Graham 719-564-3873 or 719-543-4740, or sent to 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, Colo. 81005. The Sanchez family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff from the Montebello Dialysis Center and Hospice for all they did for Sarge" and the Sanchez family.

Sanchez, Phillip Leonard
Phillip Leonard Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2002 - A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. today, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 900 E. Routt. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born July 20, 1947, and passed away July 26, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, John Garcia Sanchez, Esther Godinez Sanchez; and grandparents, Felipe and Aucencia Godinez. Survived by his wife, Tammy Sanchez; children, Phillip J. Sanchez II, Erika C. Sanchez; siblings, Gloria (Bill) Dahner, Linda (Jerry) Aguilar, John (Mary) Sanchez; aunts, Vicky Roldan, Mary Garcia, Jenny Perez; uncles, Angelo Godinez, Felix Godinez, Rick Godinez; other relatives and friends. Phillip served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict, and was an active member of the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, Primitivo Basilio
Primitivo (Pete) Basilio Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2002 - Primitivo (Pete) Basilio Sanchez, 74, went to be with the Lord Sept. 17, 2002, after a week of battle for his precious life. Born in La Junta on Jan. 9, 1928. Preceded in death by his parents, Primitivo F. and Sophia Sanchez; and siblings, Ernest and Irene. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his ex-wife of 38 years, Patricia Sanchez; children, Catherine (Rudy) Castillo, Robert (Carolyn) Sanchez, Barbara (Jim) Milligan, Karen (Ed) Sandoval, Tom (Gina) Sanchez, James (Tammy) Sanchez, Kristine Orr, Patti (Matt) Golden, Becky (Tom) Sanchez, Cheri (David) Hollingsworth, Caroline Lucero, Greg (Annette) Sanchez, Marge (Blaise) Brewer and David (Crystal) Sanchez; 51 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, Andres, Reynaldo and Raymond Sanchez, Amellia Parris and Angie Padilla. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Holy Family Church, with celebrant Rev. Jesse Perez. Interment to follow immediately after Mass at Fort Lyon Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Church Hall after burial at Fort Lyon.

Sanchez, Raymond
Raymond Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2000 - Raymond Sanchez, 70, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died July 18, 2000. He was born on June 4, 1930, in Ordway, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Raymond "Ray J." Sanchez. Survived by former wives, Shirley Sanchez, Pueblo, and Ila Sanchez, Denver; sons, Victor Sanchez and Bobby Sanchez, both of Denver; daughters, Kathryn Sanchez and Karen Mendez, both of Denver; stepdaughters, Kathy Tunis, Pam Spadi and Cindy Owens, all of Denver; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Service, noon, Friday, Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Denver.

Sanchez, Raymond Anthony
Raymond Anthony Ray "J" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Raymond Anthony Ray "J" Sanchez, 39, passed away June 1, 1998. Mr. Sanchez was born on Sept. 24, 1958, in Denver. After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy, and was employed by Burlington Northern Railroad. He was an avid fisherman, loved sports and was a true Bronco fan, win lose or draw. He loved Elvis Presley's music and would sing along with his children to the various songs. Survived by his wife, Paulette Sisneros Sanchez- his mother, Shirley Yvonne Sanchez, Pueblo- father, Raymond A. Sanchez, Denver- grandmother, Doris Jackson, Pueblo- children, Raymond Ray J" Sanchez Jr., Austin Sanchez, Tony Ray Sanchez, all of Pueblo, DeeRae Sanchez, Denver, Sara Sanchez, Walsenburg, Deandra Sanchez, Denver- siblings, Victor Sanchez, Denver, Kathy Sanchez, Denver, Robert Bobby" (Kathy) Sanchez, Pueblo, Karen (Martin) Mendez, Denver, Carlos Maes, Pueblo- favorite uncles, Bob DODO" Sanchez, Tom Butch" Sanchez, Tony Sanchez, all of Pueblo- numerous aunts, other uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Graveside military honors at Mountain View Cemetery by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 924 E. Evans.

Sanchez, Regina Renee
Regina Renee (O'Donnell) Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2003 - Welcomed with open arms on September 23, 1960. She was called home unexpectedly to Our Heavenly Father¹s arms on October 09, 2003. Affectionately known to everyone as Gina, she will be fondly remembered as a beautiful warm and caring mother, wife, daughter, and sister. She was loved by all who were fortunate enough to meet and work with her and she loved them back unconditionally. An avid Denver Bronco Fan, her Sundays were reserved for Church in the morning, and heart stopping games in the afternoon. A kind and gentle mother, she shared her love of music with her daughter Valerie who excels in playing the cello. Regina was the most vocal ³Football Mom² while watching her son Thomas play football. She displayed her daughter Jenifer¹s art like Picasso himself painted it. Regina was employed by the Colorado Mental Health Institute as a nurse for 15 years. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Leo and Agatha Englert. Survived by her daughters, Jenifer (Chris) Davis, Valerie Sanchez; son, Thomas Ray Sanchez; mother, Rosetta Land; sisters, Rose (Shawn) Ahlers, Becky (Fred) Atencio, Chantelle Fresquez; brothers, Bob (Priscilla) O¹Donnell, Ron O¹Donnell, and Sean O¹Donnell; aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; special niece, Michelle and her daughter, Gina¹s namesake, ³Baby Gina,² also very special friends, Carla Luna, Angela Aguilera, Liz Miera, and Shirley Lopez. Rosary Monday 7:00pm, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service Tuesday, 10:00am, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sanchez, Rosalia
Rosalia Sanchez – Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1924 – The funeral of Rosalia Sanchez took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence. Interment in Roselawn in charge of Geo. F. McCarthy Mortuary.

Sanchez, Rose
Rose Sanchez - Greeley Tribune - March 2, 2005 - Rose Sanchez, 76, of Greeley died Sunday, Feb. 27, at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley. She was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Trinidad to Elie and Carmen Torrez. In 1941, she married Jose Sanchez in Greeley. Mrs. Sanchez was very loving and caring. She gave her heart to everyone who needed her. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, movies, cooking and making tortillas. Survivors are three daughters, Kathlene Gomez and husband Billy of Texas, Linda Sanchez of Iowa and Barbara J. Garcia of Greeley; three sons, Joe Sanchez, Lonnie Sanchez and Leo Sanchez, all of Greeley; two sisters, Helen Padilla and husband Bennie of Greeley and Josie Sandoval and husband John of Milliken; a brother, Benny Torres and wife Mary of Greeley; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Lisa Sanchez, and brother Albert Torres. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. Friends may visit from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley.

Sanchez, Rosenaldo
Rosenaldo "Ross" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2002 - Rosenaldo "Ross" Sanchez, 82, passed away Oct. 10, 2002. Ross was a lifetime resident of Colorado. He is survived by children, Edward (Kathy) Sanchez, Richard (Jackie) Sanchez, Kathy (Danny) Suarez and Michael (Kim) Sanchez; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nephews and nieces; as well as a very special friend, Rae Aranda. He is preceded in death by his three brothers. Ross was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, serving 20 months in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The recitation of the rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sanchez, Safida
Safida Sanchez - Huerfano World - March 21, 2002 - Safida Sanchez, 87, of Walsenburg died Friday, March 15, 2002 at the Walsenburg Care Center where she was a resident. Mrs. Sanchez was born on March 13, 1915 in Walsenburg to Sotero and Manuelita Duran Garcia. She was married to Laubriano "Larry" Sanchez, and was a member of St. Mary Church. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by her children, Beatrice (Frank Garcia) Herrera, Walsenburg, Josephine (Angelo) Arellano, Lucy (Fred) Bobian, Denver, and Pete (Nancy) Sanchez, Arvada; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Services, St. Mary Church, Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Rosary, 10 a.m., recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral mass, 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Sanchez, Samuel David
Samuel David Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1997 - Samuel David Sanchez, 46, passed away Nov. 17, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, Sam was born Nov. 5, 1951. After graduation he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a crane operator for the David Joseph Company. Survived by his parents, Pete N. and Guadalupe (Gloria) Sanchez- three sons, Samuel Sanchez Jr., Pueblo, Danny and Steven Sanchez, both of Pico Rivera, Calif.- four brothers, Pete (Gloria) Sanchez, Jerry Sanchez, Tony Sanchez, all of Pueblo, Michael Sanchez, Cheyenne, Wyo.- a sister, Virginia Montoya, Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Samuel and Mela Sanchez, also a brother, Charles Baca. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Leander Church, Rev. Edward Nunez, celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 701 Beaumont.

Sanchez, Stephanie M.
Stephanie M. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Stephanie M. Sanchez went to be with the Lord Sept. 1, 1997. Born Aug. 18, 1980, in Pueblo. Survived by her parents, Charles and Angelina Sanchez- sister, Sherry Sanchez- grandparents, Vivian and Gilbert Aragon and Edward and Frances Sanchez- uncle and aunt, Phillip and Jeannette Aragon- special cousin, Cassie Aragon- aunts and uncles, Nancy and Edward Sanchez, Patty and Art Martinez, Richard and Vernal Sanchez, Gregory and Rita Sanchez and Gary and Nancy Hill. She is also survived by a great-grandmother, numerous cousins and other special relatives and friends. Stephanie loved the Lord, her Savior, and her family. She was a student at East High School, had a passion for music and enjoyed playing the piano and loved dolphins and whales. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Heritage Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church in her memory.

Sanchez, Steve
Steve Sanchez –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 - Steve Sanchez, 51, of Chama, Colo. Born Dec. 18, 1954, to Benito and Salome Sanchez in Chama; died Sept. 9, 2006. Survived by two sons, Stevie and Christopher Garcia from Carlsbad, N.M.; one daughter, Misty Sanchez of Romeo, Colo.; two brothers, five sisters, two grandchildren, special aunt, Alice Sanchez, of Chama; and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Pueblo Chieftain carrier, Eleanor Sanchez, from San Luis and surrounding areas. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, in Chama Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Chama. Cremation has taken place. Please, no flowers.

Sanchez, Theodore
Theodore Sanchez - La Veta Signature - October 1, 1987 - Theodore Sanchez, 78, died Friday morning, September 25, 1987, at his home in La Veta. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Sanchez was born, January 15, 1909 in Jaroso and was raised there and in the Trujillo Creek area. He attended three years of country school and then went to work, with his father, butting props for the area mines and the Spanish Peaks area. He ran a sawmill for more than fifty years. In 1930, he married Eulogia Duran and in 1957, they moved to La Veta. He retired in 1970, when he turned sixty and just enjoyed the mountains and La Veta area he loved. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife, Eulogia Sanchez, six children, Henry (Ascencion) Sanchez, La Veta, Dolores (Ralph) Baca, Victor (Oliva) Sanchez, Denver, Eva (Armando) Sanchez, Colorado Springs, Harold (Jane) Sanchez, Walsenburg, Theresa (Robert) Shockey, Pueblo, four sisters, Rose (Tito) Herrera, Augustina (Frank) Chavez, Benerita Galvan, Dora (John) Archuleta, La Veta, two brothers, Tony (Bella) Sanchez, Oris Sanchez, Denver, twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary services were September 26, at Christ the King Church in La Veta, Sunday at St. Anthony Church, Aguilar. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Interment at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery.

Sanchez, Theresa Christine
Theresa Christine Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 1986 - Theresa Christine Sanchez, 35, late of 1818 Lynwood Lane, died at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, July 26, 1986. Preceded in death by her father, Pete Sanchez in April 1978. Survived by her mother, Delma Sanchez; a brother, Raymond Sanchez; and sister, Arleen Sanchez. She is a granddaughter of Ramon Sanchez. Several uncles and aunts also survive. She was a counselor for the Pueblo Goodwill Industries, Development Disabled Program. A silver-cord graduate of South High School class of 1970, and a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado class of 1974, and received her Masters Degree at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1979. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday at Rivera Chapel. Family will receive friends at 1818 Lynwood Lane. Memorial donations may be made to Pueblo Goodwill Industries or the Scoliosis Foundation through the mortuary office.

Sanchez, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2003 - Thomas A. Sanchez, 45, passed away Oct. 9, 2003. Born July 10, 1958, in San Diego, Calif., to Patricia and Primitivo Sanchez. His father and his wife, Regina, preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Jenifer, Valerie and Thomas; his mother, Patricia; sisters, Catherine, Barbara, Karen, Kristine, Patti, Becky, Cheri, Lisa and Margie; brothers, Robert, James, Greg and David. He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Tom worked for the city of Pueblo Engineering Department of Public Works for several years. Currently he was employed by Abel Engineering. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, Praise Assembly Church, 2000 Troy Ave. Family and friends will gather in the church hall following interment at Imperial Gardens.

Sanchez, Thomas D.
Thomas D. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2004 - Thomas D. Sanchez, 55, of Pueblo West, passed away Sept. 14, 2004. Born Oct. 19, 1948, in La Junta, Colo. Survived by children, Antonio (Utonia) Thurmond, T.J. and Amanda Sanchez; parents, Herman and Dolores Sanchez; brothers, Gilbert (Isabel), Ron (Lisa), Joe (Marlene), Matt (Sheila) Sanchez; sisters, Elizabeth Medina, Vivian Sanchez, Jeanne Marquez; grandson, Carlitos Thurmond. Tom had a very big heart and always was willing to help anyone in need. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and son. After graduating from Central High School, Tom lived and worked as a sub-contractor in Atlanta and Colorado Springs. Tom also worked in Phoenix for John F. Ellis, and most recently, Pueblo West. Tom was extremely proud of his children and their accomplishments. Tom also ran the Pikes Peak Marathon three times and enjoyed playing competitive sports. He also was a die-hard Broncos fan. He will be sadly missed by his entire family and friends. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and funeral service, 7 p.m. Saturday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Tom at Security Service Credit Union, 1902 Vinewood Lane.

Sanchez, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2003 - Thomas R. Sanchez passed away unexpectedly in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 30, 2003. Survived by his daughter, Barbara Trujillo-Gonzales (Charles); grandchildren, Jaime, Jenise and Jarrad Trujillo, Charlie Gonzales, Christa and Misti Sanchez; eight great-grandchildren, Dominique, Jevoni, Jazmin, Daizja, Jarrad Jr., Jamison, Jaylyssa and Diallo; sisters and brothers, Katherine Sanchez of Las Vegas, Rose Prado of Pueblo, Richard Sanchez of Pueblo, Dottie (Ken) Casper of Las Vegas, Manny (Sheri) Sanchez of Las Vegas, Anthony (Edie) Sanchez of Pueblo, Joann (Joe) Massarotti of Pueblo, Juanita (Tim) Traylor of New Market, Md.; uncles, Nick Sanchez of Pueblo and Leno Sanchez of Walsenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by sons, Eric and Jeffrey Sanchez, Pete E. Montelongo; parents, John A. and Emma Sanchez; brothers, Donald and Michael Sanchez. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Vesper service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, Victor
Victor Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1986 - Victor Sanchez, 81, late of 605 Moffat died Feb. 4, 1986. Survived by his wife, Emma Sanchez, and children, Viola (Dan) Sandoval and Stella (Vidal) Raigoza, both of Pueblo. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. A brother of Maria Sanchez of Pueblo. Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, Nov. 23, 1985. They lived in Pueblo the past 42 years and were formerly of Walsenburg. He retired from CF&I (Steel in 1970 with 28 years of service. Mr. Sanchez enjoyed his retirement traveling, camping and fishing, and playing his violin. He was a member of Park Hill Assembly of God Church. Funeral arrangements pending. Family will receive friends at 620 W. 18th St., home of daughter, Stella Raigoza.

Sanchez, William
William Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - William Sanchez, 82, of Florence, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 16, 2001. Born Jan. 6, 1919, in Walsenburg to Eufemio and Isabel (Armenta) Sanchez, both deceased. Also preceded in death by brothers, Joe Sanchez, Pete Sanchez and Ray Sanchez; sisters, Rose Martinez, Edna Duran and Bertha Salazar. Survived by children, Ralph Sanchez of Colorado Springs, Bill (Celia) Sanchez of Pueblo, Laura Schott of Pueblo, Ronald (Donna) Sanchez of Colorado Springs, Thomas (Lorraine) Ruybalid of Pueblo, Duane (Elizabeth) Sanchez of Torrance, Calif., Dennis (Julie) Sanchez of Denver and Paul Sanchez of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Madalena (Max) Blea, Emily (Virgil) Wiley and Ruth Gonzales, all of Pueblo; and brother, Arthur (Lucille) Sanchez of Denver. Also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. William was a member of the Elks, VFW, T.R.E.A chapter 20. He was a WWII veteran and retired as a postal worker. His adventurous and free spirit manifested itself in his great love for travel, music and dancing. Viewing will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a vigil rosary at 7 p.m. at Romero Family Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Funeral services are pending and will be found in Thursday's paper. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after rosary and Mass.

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