INEZ LUCIA SANCHEZ-THOMAS
INEZ LUCIA SANCHEZ-THOMAS

Inez Lucia Sanchez-Thomas passed away on November 19, 2020. Born to Phillip and Nell Sanchez, she is a descendant of Felipe B. Delgado and Lucia Ortiz, the daughter of Captain Don Gaspar-Ortiz.
Inez was employed by St. Vincent Hospital as an EEG technologist for 42 years. A caring, elegant, positive, and humorous person, her light shone brightly on anyone in her presence. She loved to travel, attend operas and camp, and her love of animals led her to volunteer for Felines and Friends for many years.
She is dearly missed by her husband Cliff and their two daughters, Amalia and Raquela, as well as her parents and living siblings, Phillip, Pablo, Nella, Joaquin, and Javier. Inez was preceded in death by her siblings, Tomas and Sofia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Cancer Foundation for NM and or Felines and Friends. A gathering to celebrate Inez's life will be held at a future time when gatherings are safe.


Published by Santa Fe New Mexican on Dec. 11, 2020.
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Inez was one of my best friends in high school. We lost contact with each other about 20 years ago, but I never forgot her, or how much she did for me when I really needed a friend! I just found out today that she's gone. Rest in peace Inez & know that I always valued our friendship!!! My sympathy to her husband & daughters, & everyone in her family! She was a very special person!
Pattie (Salazar) Long
October 4, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear of Inez passing. My deepest condolences to Cliff and the rest of the family. Inez was a shining beacon of warmth and happiness, and a good friend, with only good and positive things to say about everyone. She will be missed.
Jack Lee
Friend
August 27, 2021
Dear Cliff, Amalia and Raquela: Our paths crossed first when Melissa and Raquela became friends and then working at the hospital and out and about having fun in Santa Fe and the last time in July when Inez volunteering through Felines and Friends met me at Petco with my beloved kitty she had been fostering. We were wearing masks but we were both so thrilled that Mr. One Way (now Noche) was going from her loving arms to mine. I think of Inez with love every day.
Dia Winograd
Friend
March 5, 2021
We are sending our love and sympathy to all of Inez’s family. She was a beautiful person, inside and out and will be missed by everyone who knew her. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat and Mary Fortney (cousin)
Mary Fortney
Family
December 20, 2020
Our deepest condolences go out to Pablo, Siri and the rest of the Sanchez family for the loss of your beloved Inez. God Bless you all
and have a safe holiday season.
Ed Sanchez and Family
Friend
December 19, 2020
I worked with Inez at St Vincent’s hospital for many years, and after I left, I would see her every now and then around town. She always had a positive attitude, that beautiful smile and kind eyes. My sincere condolences to all the family. Rita Wood
Rita Wood
Coworker
December 18, 2020
We will miss Inez so very much ! Her humor and warmth and caring made each meeting with her so special. Our deepest sympathies to all the family.
Lauri
Friend
December 14, 2020
Nez was more than a friend to Jaye and me. She was a sister full of laughter and love, and always a positive force in our lives. She was such a strong, intelligent woman and put up a valiant fight, but at the end accepted her fate and faced death with grace and courage. We are thinking of Cliff and the girls and the entire Sanchez family with love and sympathy. We all will miss her dearly. - DC and Jaye Duncan
DC and Jaye Duncan
Friend
December 14, 2020
Inez and I were good friends in high school and years after. She was true hearted and really cared about others. I know she will be missed. My heart goes out to her family.
MarianSanchez Garcia
Friend
December 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lynett's passing. She was a classmate of mine and a friend. She was always a friendly and happy person at Santa Fe High. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Mary Jaramillo Hernandez
Friend
December 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Inez’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her-such a lovely, upbeat person. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Pamela Weisse
Friend
December 13, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Patricia Sedillo Dominguez
Neighbor
December 13, 2020
I loved working with Inez when we volunteered at Feline and Friends. She was a joy to be around. Theresa Belanger
Theresa Belanger
Friend
December 13, 2020
I know this was a positive and powerful loving woman
tom hennessy
Friend
December 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Connie Sanchez
Family
December 12, 2020
Even though I only had contact with Inez for a very brief time, as she trained me as a volunteer for Felines and Friends, her love and light was so strong and her devotion to the animals and her family very strong. It is not often that you meet somebody for such a short period of time that impacts you with their goodness. What a treasure. My heartfelt condolences to all who were honored to know and love her.
Julie Nemiroff
Acquaintance
December 12, 2020
I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Inez. Inez was a truly wonderful human being who was kind and compassionate to all people and animals; she’ll be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Henry Romero
Friend
December 11, 2020
Inez was a lifelong family friend, I remember when she went with us to California when we were young. My condolences to the family. May she be in Gods loving arms.
Gerry Armijo
Friend
December 11, 2020
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