|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1938|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2007|
The Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph T. Sanchez, 69, a resident of Las Vegas and who passed away on Friday, was celebrated today at noon from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Father C. John Brasher celebrated the Mass. Cremation followed the services and the interment will be at a later date in the San Jose Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Pablo Sanchez, Paul Sanchez, Kelly Beltran, Marcus Sanchez, Victor Ortiz, and Donald Sanchez.
Honorary bearers were matthew Leonard Sanchez, Matthew Sanchez, Jr., Arturo, Amanda, Alicia, Andrea, Jonathan, and Alyssa Sanchez. A rosary was recited on Monday evening at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Carla O'Neil. The eulogy was delivered by Joe Herrera.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia Sanchez; his parents, Jose T. and Antonio Dominguez Sanchez; a brother, Albert Dominguez; his in-laws, Juan and Abelina Beltran; and a nephew, Rudy Conway.
He is survived by one daughter, Catherine Gallegos and husband John of Las Vegas, N.M.; three sons: Anthony Sanchez and wife Kimberley of Alamogordo, N.M., Arthur "Tudy" Sanchez and fiancée Rocky of El Rancho, N.M., and Matthew Leonard Sanchez of Las Cruces, N.M.; five sisters, Bessie Madrid and husband Jim of Rio Rancho, N.M., Julia Roy and husband Leroy of Wagon Mound, N.M., Ernestine Sanchez and companion Antonio and Priscilla Archuleta all of Watrous, and Geraldine Martinez and husband Mark of Las Vegas, N.M.; four brothers, Paul Sanchez and wife Angela of Las Vegas, N.M., Toby Sanchez and wife Irene and Donald Sanchez and wife Irma all of Watrous, and Gilbert Sanchez and wife Mary of Aurora, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Joe I. Herrera and wife Angela of Las Vegas, N.M.; four sisters-in-law, Connie Gallegos and husband Albert, Susie Beltran, and Felicita Beltran all of Las Vegas, N.M., and Tillie Dominguez of Watrous; 13 grandchildren: Marcus Sanchez and wife Amber Las Cruces, Monique and Vanessa Sanchez of Albuquerque, Jonathan and Alyssa Sanchez of Alamogordo, Arturo, Amanda, Alicia, and Andrea Sanchez of Rio Rancho, Lisa Gallegos of Las Vegas, N.M., Francine Gallegos of Albuquerque, Justin Brophy of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Kendra Brophy of El Rancho; and five great-grandchildren: Angel Lucero of Las Vegas, N.M., Matthew Sanchez of Opelousas, La, Olivia Gallegos of Las Vegas, N.M., and Brianna and Abby Sanchez of Las Cruces, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was born in Shoemaker, N.M. on April 6, 1938. He served one enlistment in the United States Army. Shortly after his stint in the Army he married Amelia Beltran in 1958.
She preceded him in death last year in October. He worked road construction most of his life and was with the Bridge Crew for the New Mexico Highway Department. He retired in 1985 and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, working on cars, and quality time with his family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
San Jose Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23015583