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Manuel Sandoval, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1921
Death: Mar. 6, 2009

The Mass of Christian Burial for Manuel Sandoval Sr., 87, a long time resident of Las Vegas, NM and who passed away at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Friday, was celebrated this morning at 9 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Father C. John Brasher celebrated the Mass. The interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with members of San Juan Argonne Post #1547 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars providing the military honors. Serving as casket bearers were James Shawn Sandoval, Jonathan Vigil, Phillilp Gonzales, Jose Tarango, Eloy Olivas, and Agapito Candelaria. A rosary was recited by Lena Villegas on Sunday evening at the church and the Coro Santo Nino provided the music ministry for the services. Phil Leger delivered the eulogy.

He was preceded in death by his parents: David and Josefita Trujillo Sandoval; his wife, Otilia Sandoval; his son, Jerry Michael Sandoval; and a brother, Apolonio Quintana and a grandson, David Sandoval. He is survived by four sons: Manuel Sandoval Jr. and wife Amy of Las Vegas and their children: Inez Lujan (Paul), Alma Sandoval, Audra Sandoval, and Zabrina Sandoval; Raymond Sandoval and wife Louisa of Aurora, Colo. And their children Raymond Jr., Chris Sandoval (Angela) Edwin Sandoval and wife Hilda;, James E. Sandoval and wife Alice of Las Vegas and their children James Shawn Sandoval, Timothy Ortiz, James Manuel Sandoval, Shannon E. Sandoval and husband Jose; and Levi Sandoval and wife Rufina of Chama, NM and their children Levi Michael Sandoval (Brenda), and Matthew Gallegos; two daughters, Arabella S. Gallegos and husband Ernie of La Mesilla, NM and their children Jennifer Lujan and husband Gabino and Matthew Gallegos; and Patricia A. Vigil of Albuquerque, NM and her children Felicia Montoya (Lonnie), Jonathan Vigil (Kelsey), and Jamie Vigil; two sisters: Pita Aragon and husband Ruben of Ilfeld, NM and Victoria Sandoval of Santa Fe, NM; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was born in Florence, Colorado on November 24, 1921. He was a career man in the United States Army for 23 years and served in World War II and the Korean Conflict as a medical specialist. He was honorably discharged on January 31, 1963 from Ft. Sam Houston, Texas as a Sergeant First Class. He was a member of Post 12 of the American Legion and San Juan Argonne Post #1547 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed at the New Mexico State Hospital as a licensed practical nurse for 18 years and was a funeral home attendant at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations for 12 years. In his later years he enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza on television and enjoyed raising his children and grandchildren. Online condolences can be sent to the family at The family has requested memorials in his name be sent to the Heating and Air Conditioning Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Arrangements were under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34655210
Manuel Sandoval, Sr
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