Wilfred Sandoval, 86, a resident of Canjilon, NM passed away on November 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Crestina; daughter, Dora Baker; parents, Agapito & Bersabe Sandoval; brother, Jose Sandoval; sisters, Adella Gallegos, Albina Baca, Lucresia Velasquez and great-grandson David Brock.
Wilfred was a man of integrity, loyalty, full of wisdom, love and respect. He exemplified the qualities of a leader and hero. He was a kind and gentle soul, the husband, father and grandfather to aspire to be like. A true man of virtue. He enjoyed sharing his life experiences with others.
He and his wife were deeply in love and he missed her dearly. He bestowed profound love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was loved and admired by all who knew him.
He was a hard-working individual, that worked in many trades including logging, mining and sheep herding; ultimately retiring from the US Forest Service after 25 years of dedicated service as an Animal Caretaker.
Wilfred is survived by his son, Richard Sandoval (Theresa); grandchildren, Richard Jr., Desiree (Alex) and Sarah; great-grandchildren, AJ and Ava. Grandson, Chantry (Tamara); great-grandchildren, Jayden, Neveah, Chantel (Adrian); great, great-grandchildren, Aydnn, Aydrian and Ayvn; grandson, Jameson; great-grandchildren, Christian, Jameson Paul, Ethan; grandson, Jason (Elisha), great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jayce, Jayden, Joylen and Julianna; grandsons, Brennan & Brent. Daughter, Christine Sandoval; grandson, Juan Carlos, granddaughter Armanda (David); great-grandchildren, Serenity, Morgan, Zion. Daughter Jesustia Brock (Ed); grandson, Ryon (Jessica); great grandchildren Urijah and Jordan. Daughter, Sandra Antillon (Julio); grandson, Hunter (Desi); great-grandchildren, Diego, Xavier, granddaughter, Michelle; great-grandchildren, Abram, Gianna, grandson, Adam (Sunny); great grandson Shane, grandson, Nicko (Kaela); great grandsons, Xander, and Anthony. Daughter, Belinda Leyba (Toby); granddaughter, Sami Jo (Scott); great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kylie Jo, grandson, Lucus (Cricket); great-grand daughters, Alliejo, Oaklee. Daughter, Rosemary Marquez (Anthony); granddaughter, Sabrina (Brandon); great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Tatum, granddaughter Kim (Charles); great granddaughters, Nadali & Sparrow, grandchildren, Ashley and Jeremy. Daughter, Geraldine Trujillo (Patrick); granddaughter, Malerie (Thomas); great-grandchildren, Angel and Christiano, grandsons, Colton and Marcus. Brother, Ismael Sandoval. Sisters, Dolores Baca and Adelia Tafoya.
A rosary will be recited on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. A gravesite service and burial will follow after the rosary at the Canjilon Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, only 5 people are allowed inside the building for the services, however, they will be broadcasted on radio station 88.1 FM for those who wish to listen from their cars while in the parking lot or the cemetery. The family of Wilfred Sandoval has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
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