ERNESTO SANDOVAL Ernesto Sandoval of Santa Fe, NM was called to be with our Lord on Friday, May 17, 2013. Ernesto was born November 18th, 1921 and was raised in Pecos NM. He served in the US ARMY during World War II at the rank of Private. Ernesto married the love of his life, Stella Rodriguez on October 15th, 1945. Ernesto worked for the Zia company for approximately 30 years in Los Alamos as a carpenter and roofer. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing, he also enjoyed designing Spanish Colonial wood furniture. Ernesto was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Antonio and Lugarda Sandoval; and son, Raymond Sandoval. Ernesto was the last survivor of his many brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Stella Sandoval; sons: Ernesto Sandoval Jr. (Cindy), Richard Sandoval (Penny), Dan Sandoval (Patsy); daughters: Eloise Gonzales of Long Beach California, Rebecca Martinez (Frank), Angela Sandoval-Reed of Tucson Arizona; 19 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Johnny Martinez, Francisco Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Richard Sandoval Jr., Miguel Ray Sandoval, and Gerald Sandoval. Honorary Pallbearers: Roy Sandoval, Greg Sandoval, Praxedes Salazar and Daniel Sandoval Jr. A Rosary and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Santa Fe, NM. Rosary will begin at 9 a.m. with funeral service immediately following. Burial is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements through the Rivera Family Funeral Home 505-753-2288.
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Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900