A rosary will be recited for Edward Joe (Cujo) Sanchez, 51, of Roswell, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Ernesto Martinez will be officiating. Edward passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Visitation will be Monday, September 16, 2013 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8 a.m. -8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edward was born January 24, 1962, to Efriam Sanchez and Virginia Urban in Roswell, NM. Edward was a life-long resident, of Roswell, and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. He worked at Nova Bus Manufacturing for many years. He loved to go hunting, camping, fishing, family gatherings and loved his Raiders NFL football team. He was a very caring and outgoing person and enjoyed a cold beer with his children. Love of his wife’s life, great provider, loving father, friend, brother and Papo. He was loved by many and his legacy was for his family to remain close and nothing can separate them.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Sanchez, of the family home; his son, Robert Sanchez and his wife, Danna; his son, Issac Sanchez; his son, Dominic Sanchez and his wife, Anabel; his son, Nathan Sanchez and his wife, Sara, his daughter, Melissa and her spouse, Hector and his son, Cody Sanchez and his wife, Lynette; his grandchildren, Steven, Nathaniel, Dominic, Jr., Savannah, Hector, Joshua, Jaime, Nayeli, Christian, Olivia, Ryan and Malerie Jo; his mother in-law, Lucy Sosa of Roswell; his brother in-laws, Porfirio Sosa and his wife, Pam, of Visalia, CA; Richard Sosa and his wife, Kathy of Roswell; Eddie Sosa and his wife, Patsy of Roswell; his sister in-laws, JoAnn Ramon and her husband, Robert of La Luz, NM; Emmie Acosta and Wanda of Roswell; Fabian Sosa of Roswell; Ninfa Acosta and her husband, Rudy of Dalehart, TX and Sonia Vargas and her husband, Orlando of Roswell; his siblings, Lily Valdez of Las Cruces, NM; Sandra Garcia of Roswell; Aggie Sanchez and her husband, Kevin of Roswell; Esmial Sanchez and his wife, Joann of Mesa, AZ; Cecilia Coronado and her husband Santos of Roswell; Larry Sanchez of Albuquerque, NM; Jerry Sanchez of California and his father, Efriam Sanchez and his wife, Cecilia of Roswell; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; Children who had a special place in his heart and who’s lives he has touched; Adam Garcia, Lorenzo and Johnny Sosa, April Avelar, Rico Acosta and Teddy Sosa; his godchildren, Efriam Sanchez III, Miguel and Andres Vargas, Gilbert Lucero IV, Aubrianna Garcia, Joshua Curtis, Davian, Darriuz, Mersaydez Collins, and Leticia Vargas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Urban, his brother, Efriam Sanchez, Jr., his sister, Linda Montoya, his brother in-law, Danny Sosa; his godson, Eddie Sosa Jr. and his grandmother, Amalia Romero.
The Sanchez family would like to send a special thanks to Lynette Hansen-Sanchez for the loving care of our father and family. We would also like to thank Aggie and Kevin for all they did for this family You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We love you!
Please take a moment to share your memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
“Memories in our Hearts”
Thinking of the memories, it makes me so sad,
There is nothing we can do, God wanted our dad.
The time has come to let him go,
Our Dad, our friend, we love you so!!!
Your memory will live on
Deep in our hearts, our family is strong
And we will never part.
Last night, I cried so hard by your bed,
It can’t be true, were the thoughts in my head.
Then Mom came in as strong as can be,
And said, Mijo, it’s gonna be ok,
As she put her arms around me.
She told me you said, I have a big heart,
And would keep his family together,
He knew in his heart. You said you were proud of me,
And that my life was complete, with the blessing
Of my daughter, you stood here to meet
Memories of Papo will be told, time after time,
I wish we had the chance to do it all one more time.
We love you Dad!