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David Sanchez

March 20, 1930 — May 8, 2021

David Sanchez Sr.  passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Cuba, NM on May 08, 2021. He was born on March 20, 1930 to Ruben and Teodrita Sanchez.  David married Petrolina the love of his life of 61 years on October 05, 1957 in Ogden, Utah.

David was preceded in death by his wife Petrolina, his daughter, Rosalina Sanchez Cordova; his granddaughter, Adrianna Cordova; grandson, Matthew Cordova and son-in-law, Tom Sanchez; His parents, brothers Felix (Porfiria); Frank; Moises (Mary); his sisters Cruzita Pena (Max), Teofolia Gallegos (Baltazar); and Rita Martinez.

David is survived by his sister in law, Onofre Sobernanez; his children, William Sanchez (Theresa) of Cuba, NM; David Sanchez Jr.; Rosie Cordova†(Abie); Elena Oates (Jerome) of Big Lake, Alaska; Delordes Kerr (Don) of Buena Vista, CO; Melba Sanchez (†Tom) of Albuquerque, NM; Darlene Oldham (Steve) of Cuba, NM; Joseph Sanchez (Faith) of Cuba, NM; Horacio Sanchez of Cuba, NM; Ruby Chacon (Eddie) of Gallina, NM; Melvin Sanchez  (Antoinette) of Artesia, NM; Barbara Sanchez; Raymond Sanchez (Joanne Garcia) of Cuba, NM; Jerome Sanchez of Cuba, NM; and Hope  Sanchez(Kenny Sommers) of Albuquerque, NM; his grandchildren, Unique and Eariel Romero; Brianna, Barbara, Rayelynn Sanchez; Gabriel Chavez (Rachel), Erica Chavez (Adam); Joshua Sandoval (April), Jake (Kaley), Josiah (Hilary), Jonathan, James Sanchez; Nicole Chacon (Felipe), Janice Chavez (Johnny); Joseph (Savannah), Andrew (Emma) Benjamin, Jacqueline Sanchez; Matthew Sanchez (Kayla), Daniel Sanchez;  Isaac, Janelle Sanchez; Monica Sanchez, Leslie Kerr; Elizabeth Sanchez, Jerome Jr. Oates; Adrian, Pancho Cordova; DeAndra, Emilio Mora, Angel Lucero. Great grandchildren Wesley, Amilia, Beau, Juna, Renee, Andrea, Joshua, Cisquo, Emmanuel, RJ, Michael, Elijah, Brody, Brayden, Joseph, Kayden, Jordan, Makenzie, Baltazar Jr., Sienna, Maria, Rosie, Alianna; his great-great grandchild Kahlan, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

David was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He worked for the Railroad in Nevada and Utah before moving back to Cuba where he retired from the Duke City Lumber Company. After retiring David went on to do what he enjoyed the most, running his ranch.

A viewing will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM on Friday May 14, 2021 at 6pm with a rosary at 7pm. The final viewing at 10am on Saturday May 15, 2021 with funeral mass at 11am. Burial will follow at Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers Matthew, Daniel, Joseph, Andrew, Benjamin, Josiah and Jonathan Sanchez and Adrian Cordova. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Armada Hospice for all the support that was given. The family has entrusted Devargas Funeral home of 623 North Railroad Avenue, Espanola, NM 505-747-7477.

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