Mary R. Sanchez, age 95, born in Raton, New Mexico and lifelong residence of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by her children, Lillian Lucero and husband, Flor, Sammy Sanchez and wife, Pearl, Efren Sanchez Jr. and wife, Shirley, Lori Chavez and husband, James, Pete Vallez, Linda Benavidez and husband, Mike, David Torres; four sisters, Irene Aragon, Isabel Sanchez, Esperanza Roybal and husband, Pres, Cecilia Davis; one brother, Ray Cruz and wife, Rebecca; fifteen grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren; several other extended family and friends. Mrs. Sanchez is preceded in death by her husband, Efren Sanchez, parents, Placido Ramirez and Juanita Cruz, Daughters, Nancy Sanchez, Mary Torres; sisters, Lydia Manzanarez, Julia Martinez; brother, Willie Cruz.
A visitation will be held Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00a.m., at His Place Ministries, 5505 Central Ave N.W. with Funeral service to be held at 10:00a.m. Interment will follow services at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Lucero, Sammy Sanchez Jr, Daniel Sanchez, James Chavez lll, Michael Chavez, Rigo Ramirez; Honorary Pallbearers, David Torres, Leo Sanchez, Brian Valles, Pete Benavidez, Adrian Carabajal, Nancy Ramirez.