Priscilla (Chila) Bernal Sanchez
(July 21, 1930 – December 25, 2017)
Priscilla B. Sanchez, 87 of Radium Springs, NM died on Monday, December 25th 2017. She was born to Julian and Carolina Bernal on July 21, 1930 in Las Cruces, NM. Chila worked many years in retail and food service. She was a mother and a homemaker to many. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and occasionally taking trips to the casino “cha-ching”! Most of all she enjoyed having her family by her side to visit. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Chila is survived by her siblings; Aaron Bernal Sr. and Irene Noffsinger, her sons; Cruz Anthony (Tony) of El Paso, Marcos and Margaret (wife) of Las Cruces, Robert and Sarah (wife) of Eppstein-Bremthal, Germany, her daughters; Estelle Sanchez, Sandra Porras (husband Jesse), Yolanda Apodaca (husband Richard) all of Las Cruces, NM and Casey Aponte (husband Mickey) of Albuquerque, NM, her grandchildren; Jason who she raised as a son, Vanessa, Adrianna, Armando, Candace, Christian, Cyera, Crystal, Oralia “Lali”, Jennifer, and Julie, her great-grandchildren; Aaron, George, Jessica, Priscilla, Ulayna, Emera, Jerin, AJ, Charles, Julian, Samuel, Mary, Elton Jr., and Steven.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years; Cruz R. Sanchez, her daughter Carrie Barfield of Alabama, her beloved sister Delia Marin, and her brothers Julian (Tito), and Rudy.
A prayer vigil will be held Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Tortugas, NM with the funeral mass following at 11:00 am with Father Valentine officiating.