Jose A. “Uncle Joe” Sanchez, 81 of Cheyenne passed away April 28, 2019 in Cheyenne.
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He was born September 23, 1937 in Buena Vista, NM to Pedro Mares and Pricilia Gurule. He married Nellie Abeyta on May 29, 1967 in Cheyenne. He was a water treatment plant operator for the Board of Public Utilities and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral. He was a veteran having served in the US Army.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie; children, Renee (Don) Black of Glendale, AZ Steven Sanchez and Priscilla Desmond both of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Amanda Black, Derek Black, Faith Desmond, Justice Desmond and Malachi Desmond; great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Travaris, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents and siblings, Antonia “Flora” Andrade, Dominga “Lila” Mares, John “Pancho” Sanchez, Ruperta “Ruby” Gurule.
A Rosary and Funeral Liturgy will be 3:00 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by military honors.