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Nickie Sanchez Holguin


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Nickie Sanchez Holguin Obituary

Long-time resident of Alamogordo and La Luz, Nickie Sanchez Holguin, age 95, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2016, after a struggle with Alzheimer 's disease and other health-related issues. Nickie was born on September 10, 1920, in Vado, N.M., the last remaining survivor in her family, and the daughter of Cresencio Contreras and Ambrosia Griego Contreras.

In 1945, Nickie married the first love of her life, Godfrey V. Sanchez and together they had a wonderful family, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband, Godfrey, died tragically in 1969 in an accident at Holloman Air force Base. Nickie worked hard to raise her family and later, married Claude Holguin of Tularosa, the second love in her life and companion for over 30 years, until his passing in 2003.

Nickie will be remembered for her love of family and friends. She was a bright shining light and made everyone feel "special" because of her sense of humor and deep compassion for others. Nickie loved her family with all her heart and they were the center of her universe.

She was loved by all and is survived by her 6 children, Godfrey Sanchez, Jr.; Martha Rose Sanchez-Torla; Robert Sanchez, David Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Theresa Thompson; and step-daughter Diana Holguin Balogh, stepson Claude (Clay) Holguin Jr., and Helen Fischer (deceased). Nickie also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren and many other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be in Alamogordo at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, with a rosary, viewing and eulogy at 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial procession and graveside service will follow immediately at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Alamogordo.

Following the services, all are invited to a reception and celebration of Nickie's life, hosted by the family at the Immaculate Conception Hall.

Flowers may be sent to Alamogordo Funeral Home.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 21 to Mar. 20, 2016
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