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Gabriel Sandoval

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Mar 30, 1969 – Dec 28, 2020 (Age 51)


March 30, 1969
December 28, 2020
Las Cruces, New Mexico


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Baca's Funeral Chapels - Las Cruces Obituary

GABRIEL CRUZ SANDOVAL, age 51 of Las Cruces was born March 30, 1969 in Albuquerque, NM to Olga and Lawrence Sandoval.

Our beloved Son, Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Godfather, and Friend Gabe Sandoval peacefully passed from this life on December 28, 2020. Gabe was known for his love, generosity, kindness, big heart, strength, wisdom, and willingness to help others. Gabe had a strong faith in the lord and showed his generosity through his relationships to everyone who crossed his path. Gabe was one of the most selfless human beings, always wanting to make others happy. He gave his heart and life for others, asking nothing in return. Gabe enjoyed the simple things in life such as spending time with his family and making everyone around him laugh with his silly jokes. Gabe was an angel, hero, and role model for many. He always had words of encouragement and gave his time to people in need. He was a family oriented man, always wanting to make his family feel loved and protected. Gabe graduated from NMSU and started his business, G. Sandoval Construction, over twenty-five years ago. He loved God, his family, business, and employees with all his heart, and was a very loving son, husband, father, brother, nino, uncle, boss, and friend. Gabe is survived by his wife Minerva Sandoval, two children, son Nicholas Sandoval, and daughter Gabriela Sandoval, whom live in Las Cruces. He also leaves behind two sisters Veronica Siamu, husband Jack Siamu, Yvette Sandoval, and brother Isriel Sandoval, wife Meredith Sandoval.

Nieces and Nephews Oriana Siamua, Noa Siamu, Ezekiel Ellison, Lyric Ellison, Zachary Melendrez, Luke Melendrez, Ashlee Placencio, Nicole Alvarado, Melissa Placencio, and Guillermo Placencio.

He was preceded in death by his Godson and nephew Samuel Joseph Sandoval.

He will be greatly missed but will live in our hearts forever.

Calling hours will begin at Las Cruces First Assembly of God, 5605 Bataan Memorial W. Las Cruces, NM. January 7, 2021.Viewing 10:00 am. Funeral Service 11:00 am. Burial immediately following Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Rd. Las Cruces, NM.

Funeral Service Capacity will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, so the church is also providing a Facebook livestream to people who are not able to come in person. Facebook

Service arrangements are entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 575-527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to

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I had the honor to meet Mr Sandoval: an Angel from heaven,I am very sorry for your loss and he will live forever in our hearts, Rest In Peace.

Olga, I'm so sorry my dearest friend. I know how your heart breaks. I love you and sending big hugs.

To Gabriely's Family,
He was a good friend I had the pleasure of meeting and working with, when he first started at the city as a co-op. Over the years we kept in touch and it was always nice to run into him and visit. May he Rest In Peace.


Minerva and family, I am so sorry to hear about Gabriel's passing. He was a very kind and generous man, especially to the area schools and Head Start. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Sandoval. He will surely be missed greatly by all. I am in the teaching profession along with his wife. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

My heart and prayers goes out to his family

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We miss you always.

Minerva, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

It is difficult to have Gabe leave all his family and friends on earth, but his faith in God helped me find the same. He was not only a good person he was always a friend to many. May the Holy Spirit wrap his arms around your family each every day. (Former City Councillor, Dolores Connor)