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Gilbert Sanchez beloved husband and father went to join our family angels on July 24th, 2022. He was born October 31, 1945, to Felix Sanchez and Rita Orona Sanchez.
He is survived by his wife Barbara and his son Eric. He was Papa to his grand dog Chompie. He loved his wife Barbara and his son Eric with his whole heart and soul and he told them this every day of his life.
He is also survived by his brother Joe Sanchez (Helen), his sister Maria Sanchez, sister-in-law Darlene Sanchez and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother John “Jimmy” Sanchez, and his nephew Johnathan Patrick Sanchez.
Gilbert was always a hard worker and took pride in the work he did. He held many jobs during his lifetime. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service where he was asked to be on a “Hot Shot” crew. He worked for E-Systems when they were constructing the satellite dishes for the Very Large Array on the San Augustine Plains. He then worked for the Magdalena Schools as Director of Maintenance. He moved to Socorro Consolidated Schools where he also worked as Maintenance and retired after 27 years of service.
Gilbert loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved the mountains and the great outdoors. He enjoyed gambling and going to the casinos. He also loved to travel.
Gilbert had a wonderful way about him that everyone who knew him loved.
He enjoyed the call from his friend Ruben who called him on a weekly basis. And his friend Leonce who picked him up to go for a ride to the farm on a daily basis.
There are no words to describe the feelings that Barbara and Eric feel. He will be the husband and father that will remain in our hearts forever.
Service will be Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 am at Daniels Family Funeral Chapel, Socorro.
Please, make a donation to Mayo Clinic Transplant Center 1-480-342-1010 in Phoenix Arizona in memory of Gilbert Sanchez.
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