Mary Ann Sandoval Murphy

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Death 21 Jun 2020 (aged 82)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 211853906 · View Source
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Mary Ann Murphy, age 82, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, was called to her eternal resting place on Sunday, June 21, 2020. She entered this world on February 21, 1938, in Santa Fe, NM, born to Guillermo Sandoval and Frances Miller.

Mary Ann was born and raised in Santa Fe attending St. Francis Elementary and middle school and graduating from high school at Loretto Academy in 1956. She then attended college at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.

After college Mary Ann returned to Santa Fe and began a long career working as a teller for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, where she spent 20 plus years as a dedicated employee. Mary Ann eventually met the love of her life, Raymond, also known as "Jerry", while participating in bowling leagues at the bowling alley that Jerry and his brother owned. They would go on to marry on June 21, 1969.

Mary Ann and Jerry moved to Albuquerque in 1978 where Mary Ann continued her career at the telephone company until her retirement in the mid-80's. She then served as office secretary at St. Joseph's on the Rio Grande High School followed by serving as an administrative assistant for a local property management company. In her retirement Mary Ann was looked to as a caretaker and companion to several of her elderly friends.

She enjoyed her life with Jerry as they traveled the world through the Congressional Medal of Honor society, meeting so many new lifelong friends that would bring her so much joy. Mary Ann was especially close to her sisters, and their families and would travel frequently to spend time with them. She so loved her brother, Herman Sandoval, who preceded her in death a few months earlier, and enjoyed visiting and spending time with him in Santa Fe. Mary Ann was loved by so many nieces, nephews and friends spread across the country, and she enjoyed spending valuable time with them all.

Mary Ann has left behind a legacy of kindness and love with everyone she encountered that her friends, sons, nephews and nieces, grandchildren, and dearest sister, Terry, will forever be blessed by the heart and soul of Mary Ann Murphy.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her spouse, Raymond G. Murphy; her brother, Cipriano Sandoval (Lucy); sister, Connie Chavez (Richard); brother, Herman Sandoval (Cecilia); and sister, Elena O'Connell (Bill).

Mary Ann is survived by her son, Michael Sandoval (wife, Gina Hilton Sandoval); son, Tim Murphy, (wife, Norma Chavez-Murphy); grandchildren: Stephanie Hilton-Acosta, Damien Chavez (Joann), Ray Murphy (Richelle), Michael Murphy, and Sydney Sandoval, as well as her beloved sister, Terry Ortiz and her husband, Jerry Ortiz.

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  • Created by: Graveyard Walker
  • Added: 27 Jun 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 211853906
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Sandoval Murphy (21 Feb 1938–21 Jun 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 211853906, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Graveyard Walker (contributor 47314881) .