Leroy Sanchez, born and raised in Grants, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, at his home in Anton Chico of a long term illness.
He is preceded in death by his father, Eduardo Sanchez; brothers, Johnny, Mark and Patrick; and sister, Shirley.
He leaves behind his mother, Melba Sanchez; his wife, Antoinette Maestas-Sanchez; son, Leroy Sanchez Jr. and wife, Mishelle of Anton Chico; daughter, Antoinette Sanchez of Grants; step-children, Shanika Lucero and husband, Kevin and Mario Maestas, all of Anton Chico; father in-law, John Maestas of Anton Chico and mother in-law, Margaret and husband, Jose Fernandez of Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Rudy (Dorothy) of Anton Chico, Victor (Mary) of Los Lunas, Jerry of Grants, Randy (Miney) of Albuquerque, Chris (Aileen) of Grants, Joseph (Theresa) of Grants; sisters, Rhonda (Abel) Gutierrez of Los Lunas, Sandra (Curtis) Marez from Taylor Ranch, Darlene (Gilbert) Garduño of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Matthew Sanchez, Dominique Sanchez, Anthony Sanchez, Ethan Taylor, Evan Taylor and Ava Rose Lucero.
Leroy was a very caring man with a great sense of humor who was always joking around. He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. Leroy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May his soul be at peace.
Funeral services for Leroy will be held at San Jose Catholic Church in Anton Chico on Saturday. Rosary will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at 11 a.m. by Father Mondragon. Interment will follow the mass at the San Jose Cemetery in Anton Chico.
Urn bearers will be: Livie Maestas, Jr., Mona Maestas, Evaristo Tenorio, Jr., Joey Sullivan, Fred Rael, and Tommy Maestas. Honorary bearers are: Rudy Garcia, Victor Sanchez, Randy Sanchez, Chris Sanchez, Joseph Sanchez, Jerry Sanchez and John Maestas.
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Funeral arrangements for Leroy have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas; 425-6551.