Elva Mary Sanchez of Delta died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 91.
A funeral service was held May 26 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, with Pastor Carlos Sluder officiating. Interment followed at Delta City Cemetery.
Mrs. Sanchez was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Amalia, N.M., to Placido and Aurelia Vigil.
She married Repito Sanchez on Nov. 14, 1938, in Amalia, N.M. They lived in Amalia before moving to Delta in 1965.
Mrs. Sanchez enjoyed crafts, quilting and gardening. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children, Clorinda Archuleta and her husband Joe of Pueblo, Ida Gonzales and her husband Johnnie of Los Lunas, N.M., Lorraine Cooper and her husband Ken of Belen, N.M., Joe Sanchez Jr. and his wife Grace of Los Lunas, N.M., Eleazer Sanchez and his wife Rosalee of Michigan, Adelmo Vigil and his wife Solida of Alamogordo, N.M., Benjamin Sanchez and his wife Cindy of Olathe, Abe Sanchez and his wife Maria of Big Bear, Calif., Dave Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M., Amos Sanchez and his wife Pamela of Delta, and Bob Sanchez and his wife Robin of Cedaredge; a brother, Arcenio Vigil of Las Vegas, N.M.; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sanchez was preceded in death by her husband, Repito Sanchez; a daughter, Dora Arellano; a son, Floyd Sanchez; a grandson, Freddie Ortega; and four brothers, Placido Vigil Jr., Joseinez Vigil, Eloy Vigil and Elifido Vigil.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus