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Alfonso B Sandoval
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Birth: May 8, 1932
Carrizo
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 27, 2012
Placitas (Sandoval County)
Sandoval County
New Mexico, USA

Alfonso, a native of Carrizo, passed away at his home in Placitas. He was predeceased by parents J. Ramon and M. Amalia Sandoval.

Alfonso was survived by his wife Oma; three sons: Ernest (wife Marnie), Carlos (wife Jane), and Daniel (wife Andrea); ten grandchildren; brother Samuel Sandoval of Kearns, Utah; and three sisters Viola Briones of Farmington, Julia Romero of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Norleen Boshko of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alfonso's life journey moved him and his family to Aztec New Mexico to attend Aztec High School where he was an undefeated golden gloves boxer. After high school, Al attended the University of New Mexico where Al was admitted into the Air Force Pilot Cadet Program. Alfonso was an Air Force officer, fighter pilot and Korean war era veteran. After a honorable discharge, Alfonso returned to UNM and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and there met Oma Erlinda Sanchez. The married on April 16, 1960. Al went onto a successful career with General Electric, both domestically and internationally, before returning to New Mexico. During the course of his life he owned a flight school, was head of LULAC, was an active Civil Air Patrol pilot and contributor to the Hispanic community in both education and culture through board level leadership. His love of the Spanish language was reinforced in his free time as a Spanish linguist and heavy reader of Spanish Poetry. He was a beloved father and husband who will be greatly missed by all he touched.

On June 12th, a memorial celebration of Alfonso's life was held at the Oasis Family Church in Albuquerque.
 
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 24-727
 
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91907880
Alfonso B Sandoval
Added by: truchasnm
 
Alfonso B Sandoval
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