Norma Sanchez, 61 was a lifelong resident of Rodarte, NM, passed away into the hands of the Lord on March 23, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born September 19, 1956 to Rodolfo and Belen Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her mother Belen Sanchez, mother-in-Law Simonita Vigil, brother Manuel Sanchez and sister Joyce Sanchez. Grandparents Apolonio and Agripianita Sanchez, and Manuel and Fidelia Casaus, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is survived by her companion of 18 years Daniel Vigil, daughter Desiree Lopez and husband Mark, grandchildren Demarcus and Dario Lopez. Father Rodolfo Sanchez, Siblings; Josephine Gonzales (Liberato), Jerry Sanchez (Mary), Charlie Sanchez (Becky), Connie Chacon and companion (George DeHerrera), Julie Valdez (Steve), Jesse Sanchez and companion (Pita Trujillo), Gilbert Sanchez, Lorraine Vasquez (George), and Carol Sanchez; God-son, Gerrick Jr. Romero. Norma was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She lived for her family, her pride and joy were her daughter and grandchildren. They meant the world to her. She was blessed to have a companion like Daniel, they were inseparable, even when she was in the hospital he never left her side. Norma was an empathetic, kind, generous, loving, giving and beautiful person inside and out. Despite the pain and suffering she endured all these years, she always had a positive outlook on life. She gave whole heartedly and unconditionally to those she knew and loved. She always was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a high spirited, open and honest person. If you wanted to hear the truth, she was the person to go to. Norma was a very special person and had a contagious smile, she will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Antonio de Padua Parish in Peñasco. Burial will be held immediately following mass at the Catholic Cemetery in Llano. The family of Norma Sanchez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.