Kimberly Joy Sanchez of Las Cruces, N.M., left her dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life to be with her heavenly father on Aug. 16, 2013. She was born on Dec. 12, 1969, in Deming, N.M. She was preceded in death by her mother, Yolanda Joy Jones, and her son, William Ray Cruse. Those left to mourn her passing include her son, Brandon Cruse, godson Antonio Sanchez, step-daughter Stefnie Smith, and her step-son Codee Viramontes. Kimberly had two amazing granddaughters who she cherished dearly, Brooke Cruse and Jasnie Smith. Kimberly had two caring brothers Ronnie and Tommie Carrol of Deming, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. One of her many passions was the love that she had for her amazing dogs. Upon her request, cremation has taken place and inurnment of cremains with be held at a later date.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 22, 2013