Longtime Burlington resident, Mary Frances Irene Sandoval passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington. She was 65 years old.
Frances was born on February 2, 1948 to Victoriano and Josephina (Chaves) Sandoval in Santa Fe, N.M. She was one of three children born to this union.
She attended school in Santa Fe, N.M. up through the 8th grade.
She had two girls – Lorrie Arias and Anna Frecks.
Frances was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington.
She enjoyed going gambling and playing bingo. One of her biggest joys was spending time with her five grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother; Toby Sandoval, two nephews, Victor Martinez and Edward Schaal, and one great-nephew, Phillip Montoya.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Lorrie and husband Hector Arias and their children Michael and Crystal of Burlington, Anna and husband Don Frecks and their children Victoria, Kaylee and Faith of Edwardsville, Kan.
She is also survived by nieces, Debbie and husband Kenny Thomas of Burlington, Diana and husband Pino Montoya of Burlington; nephew, Joe Martinez of Colorado Springs; great-nieces, Julia Rouse and Nathan of Burlington, Amanda Sandoval of Burlington, Alexis Martinez of Burlington, Saraya Martinez of Colorado Springs; great-nephews, Blake Thomas of Burlington, David Martinez of Colorado Springs, Anthony Sandoval of Burlington, Cole Mitchell of Burlington, Cody Martinez of Burlington, Justin Towers of Brighton; one great-great nephew, Brenner Rouse of Burlington and one sister, Lettie Schaal of Burlington.
Memorials may be made in her name to the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and may be left at or sent to Bank of the West, P.O. 518, Burlington, CO 80807.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington with Father Bob Newbury officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Burlington.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Parish Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com
to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington.