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Mike Sanchez

April 8, 1954 - March 16, 2013

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Sanchez, Mike
58, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2013 with his loving family at his side. He was born in Socorro, NM on April 8, 1954 to Andrew and Julia (Martinez) Sanchez. Mike was a life long resident of Socorro. He retired after 30 years of devoted service as a Mechanic and Maintenance worker for the Socorro Consolidated Schools. He was a "jack of all trades" and could fix anything. He worked hard and took pride in everything he did, from cleaning his yard, cutting and stacking the wood to working on the family farm and caring for the sheep. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Mike liked to travel and occasionally visit the casinos, play a game of pool, or go bowling. Mike always had music on, all kinds of music, but most importantly Mike always had a song in his heart. He lived life to the fullest and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He loved his family more than anything. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Cecilia (Montoya) Sanchez of Socorro; his devoted children, Michael Sanchez and wife, Charlene of Albuquerque, NM; Victoria Mesa and husband, Richie of Tucson Az; and Juliette Sanchez and companion, Andrew Baca of Albuquerque; his sisters, Della Sanchez; Esther Thompson and husband, Jim; Patricia North and husband, Robert; and Jenny Derryberry and husband, Thurman; his brothers, Andrew J. "Boo- Boo" Sanchez ; and Andy Sanchez and wife, Patricia; and many other loving family members and close friends. Mike also enjoyed and adored his grandchildren, Marissa; Diego; Ariana; and Alejandro. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father, Andy Sanchez in 1975; and his mother, Julia Garcia, just a few short weeks ago, February 28, 2013; his brother, Rudy Sanchez; and his beloved granddaughter,Taylor Wright. A Holy Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am also at the San Miguel Catholic Church with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the Lemitar Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joe Montoya Jr., Nick Montoya, Anthony Montoya, Pete Montoya, Andrew J."Boo -Boo" Sanchez, and Charlie Savedra. Honorary pallbearers are Seles Padilla, Andrew Baca, Richie Mesa, Bob Jiron, Bob North, and John Staats. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Mike's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801