Ernest Sanchez

Ernest Sanchez

Ernest Sanchez passed on from this life at home on December 19 2019 in Santa Cruz, New Mexico at the age of 87.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 64 years Margie Sanchez: sister Josie Sanchez of Salt Lake City Utah, children, David Sanchez and wife Norma (3 granddaugters) of Mesa Arizona, Tim Sanchez of Cebolla New Mexico, Anita Sanchez of Santa Cruz New Mexico and Sam Sanchez and wife Shelly (2 granddaughters) of Arroyo Seco New Mexico.  He is preceded in death by his parents Jose Antonio Sanchez and Terecita Maes Sanchez , brother Deciderio Sanchez , sister Isabel Sanchez all of Cebolla New Mexico, sister Crestina Martinez of Espanola New Mexico and Jeanie Sanchez of Salt Lake City Utah.

Mr. Sanchez was born on October 11 1932 in Cebolla, New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and after that he went to college and earned a Masters degree in education. He taught in Corydon Indiana, Chama New Mexico and Santa Cruz New Mexico at McCurdy School. He was an educator, sports coach, Guidance Councelor and Dean of Students thru out his career. After retiring he returned to ranching , gardening and became a landscape painter. A Memorial service for Ernesto was Monday December 30th at 5:00 PM. Interment with Navy Military Honors that took place on December 31, 2019 at The Santa Fe National Cemetary at 9:45AM.

Those who served as Pallbearers were Victor Valdez, Sam Sanchez, Tim Sanchez, David Sanchez, and Medardo Sanchez. Veiwing for Mr. Sanchez was December 30, 2019 3:00-4:30PM  at Rivera Family Funeral Home.

Also Honorary Pallbearers were Ramona Chavez , Toby Sanchez, Levy Arellano, Ray and Levila Archuleta.

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I am saddened to learn of Mr. Sanchez’s passing. Margie, it was always so nice seeing you both during my visits to Espanola. A wonderful example to us all on a loving partnership. I am so sorry for your loss. Lee Ann

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