A Vigil with Rosary is schedule for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church for Gary Todd Sandoval, 48, who passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Roswell. A Mass of the Resurrection is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, also at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Pacquing presiding.
Gary was born December 5, 1965, in Roswell, NM, to Johnny Sandoval and Celesta McCollom Sandoval. His mother preceded him in death. Gary is also preceded in death by his brothers Stanley Tubbs and Stewart Tubbs.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of eighteen years Melissa Sandoval; daughter Gena Sandoval; father Johnny Sandoval; brothers Stacey Tubbs and wife Crystal, Steve Tubbs, Cliff Sandoval and wife Sabrina and Clay Sandoval and wife Ann; sister Sharon Northcott and husband Doug and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary had lived in Roswell all his life. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Gary had worked at Roswell Wrecking for 24 years and then moved on to work for Progressive Insurance as a Senior Claims Adjuster. Gary was an amazing father, husband and friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Gary enjoyed spending time with his beautiful daughter Gena. Gena was Gary’s life and meant the world to him. He was known for his love of the Dallas Cowboys and dreamed of going to the new Dallas stadium.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME
God looked around his garden
And he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
And saw you tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And, the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered “Peace Be Thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The Day God Called You Home.