Obituary: James Sanchez of La Puebla


Obituary: James Sanchez of La Puebla

JAMES SANCHEZ, 83, a resident of La Puebla, passed away of a short illness on Saturday, October 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Aurelia Sanchez; sister, Mary Rodriquez, Pauline Ledoux, Madeline Martinez and Lucy Papez, brother, Pete Sanchez and Ray Sanchez.

James served in the National Guard, Army and Air Force. He worked many years as a security officer at Los Alamos National Labs. He loved hunting, fishing, and loved wood carving. He was a teacher at the Senior Center and was known as “Master Carver” and loved attending Art shows.

James is survived by his wife Amy Sanchez; son, Michael Sanchez and wife Judy, Steven Sanchez; sister, Isabel Shaffer, brother, Frank Sanchez; grandkids, Chris and Mariah Sanchez and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Public visitation will begin on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada, with a burial to follow at 12:45 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers Chris Cordova, Eddie Herrera, Robert Herrera, Gerard Martinez, Jerry Martinez and Jesse Martinez.

The family of James Sanchez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 –