It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandmother Maria, 90 of Dona Ana. Maria entered eternal life on February 15, 2021. Maria was born in Mexico; orphaned at a young age. She immigrated and spent the better part of 70 years in Las Cruces. She was a hard worker, proud of being a housewife, and enjoyed tending to her garden. Everyone's fondest memory involves her constantly asking you if you wanted to eat. Maria is survived by her three children: Teresa S. Morales (Gregorio), Jaime D. Sanchez Sr., and Emilio D. Sanchez (Vickie), 6 grandchildren: Lucas Morales, Thomas Morales (Mariah), Rebecca Borchert (Kevin), Antonio Sanchez (Emma), Christina, Victoria Sanchez and Cheyenne Maria Sanchez, Vivian Sanchez (daughter-in-law) 4 great grandchildren: Natalie, Michael, Aaron, and Claire. Maria was preceded in death by her husband Baltazar J. Sanchez, son-Reymundo Sanchez, grandson-Jaime D. Sanchez Jr.
Gravesite services were held at San Jose cemetery with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez officiating. Special thanks to Getz Funeral Home and Kindred Hospice.