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1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
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Sophia Bernal

Sophia Bernal (Sanchez)

December 19, 1930 - June 10, 2020
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In the presence of family, Sophia passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Las Cruces after battling Mesothelioma she was 89 when she passed. She was born in 1930, in Engle, New Mexico and was the first of 8 children of Frank and Porfiria Sanchez, who lived in Truth or Consequences N.M.

She is preceded in death by her husband Rudy Bernal and her parents Frank and Porfiria Sanchez; brothers Eusebio Sanchez and Alex Sanchez. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother and her happiest times were spending time with her family. She had a way of making each person she encountered feel special and always had a positive attitude in life. She appreciated the little things and took on any challenges with perseverance and grace. She always had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that was inviting and magnetic and will be forever missed.

She is survived by her son Rudy and his wife Lorraine Bernal, Billy Bernal, Johnny and his wife Sally Bernal, Gracie and David Loman and Janet and her husband Joe Agro. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nichole Bernal, Jordan Bernal and his fiancé Erika Aguirre, Josh and Christie Nieto, Emily Ramirez, Joseph and Marcus Agro,and her great grandchildren Mia, Natalia and Olivia. She also leaves behind her siblings Sally Carter, Tony Sanchez, and Gladys MacRobert.

The reading of the Rosary will begin at 9:30 am, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church, with Funeral Mass immediately following at 10:00 AM. A virtual memorial service will also be available for those who cannot attend through; please select Streaming Service, upon drop down, there will be a link for live services. Streaming of the service will begin at actual service time listed.

Sophia’s family would like to extend its gratitude to Hospice personnel who administered health care.
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    Masonic Cemetery
    760 S Compress Rd
    Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
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Janet Agro

Posted at 10:30pm
In loving memory to the best mother anyone could ask for. Your love will never be forgotten! With much love Janet, Joe, Joseph and Marcus
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Howard, Sandra and the Sanchez Family

Posted at 09:54pm
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful, kind, loving woman and we will all miss her. Rest easy, she is now with your Dad
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Danny Miller

Posted at 07:56am
Johnny, Sally and Family,
Our sincere condolences to the family. May you be comforted with the comfort of our Heavenly Father as revealed in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us" You are in our prayers. Blessings, Danny and Beth Miller

Mary Lou Carbajal

Posted at 06:03pm
Rest in paradise cousin Sophia I will miss you so much I remember going next door to smoke and talk the laughter we had then I quit smoking but we talked on the phone I will miss taking you my wonderful cooked meals and you asking me if I still did housework and cooking I always said yes you asked how do you do it I can’t anymore we would start laughing and you sure liked my homemade tamales,empanadas,and sopaipillas till we meet again I love you 😘❤️💕

Raymond L. Bernal

Posted at 05:03pm
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Tia rest in peace. Te amo. Ray, Angela, JB and Sam.
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