Tercila G. Sanchez
Tercila G. Sanchez, age 101, a resident of Valencia, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday, April 4.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Valencia. Tercila was a very devoted Catholic and instilled a strong Catholic faith in all her family. She was matriarch of 98 descendants.
Tercila worked as a foster grandparent at Los Lunas Hospital and Training School for 25 outstanding years. She loved to sing hymns with her family. She was a great cook and made all the traditional Spanish dishes for family gatherings. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Anita Griego; husband, Alfredo Sanchez; son, Herman Sanchez, brothers, Salomon, Domis and Julian; sisters, Criselda, Rufina, Susie and Ofelia; son-in-law, Richard Martinez and daughters-in-law, Viola, Bertha, Christina and Rose. Tercila is survived by three sons, Emilio, Gilbert and Leo and wife, Demecia; two daughters, Elia Martinez and Martha Sedillo and husband, Telesfor; daughter-in-law, Mary Sanchez; two brothers, Ramon and Orlando Griego and one sister, Elvina Torres; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Peralta, on Wednesday, April 7, beginning with a visitation at 12 p.m., a rosary to be recited at 12:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the Valencia Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Sedillo, Mateo, Leonard and Alfred Sanchez, Gilbert Sanchez, Jr. and Edwin Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be her remaining grandsons.
The family would like to thank Hospice, AmberCare, Sierra Springs Assisted Living and Belen Meadows. Sign Tercila's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
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