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Roy Sanchez


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Roy Sanchez Obituary
Roy Sanchez, of Tularosa, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, in El Paso.
Roy was born in Arabella, N.M., on Dec. 31, 1942, to Perfecto and Eulalia Sanchez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, two sisters and three nephews.
Roy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Roy worked for 43 years as a high-speed photographer at the Holloman Air Force Base test track. He was as an avid dancer, always the first one on the dance floor. Music was a big part of his life. He enjoyed playing guitar and teaching his daughters and grandchildren how to dance.
Watching his grandchildren play sports was his favorite pastime. No matter what the event, he could always be found cheering them on, whether they played at home or away. He was a terrific basketball player - always wearing number 43.
Roy is survived by his wife of 50 years, Katie; daughters Debra Sanchez and fiancé, Salrey Salcido, and Diane Bell and husband, Ronald; granddaughter Amber Bell and fiancé, Brandon Saenz; grandsons Adrian Sanchez and girlfriend, Victoria Calderon, Anthony Bell, Adam Sanchez and Alex Sanchez; great-granddaughter Destiny Saenz; and several nieces and nephews.
The rosary will be recited at St. Joseph's Apache Mission in Mescalero at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A private family memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.
The Sanchez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the final arrangements. Cremation will take place.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2013
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