September 23, 2003
Services: Have been held.
Sideo Luis (Sammy) Sanchez, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake.
Mr. Sanchez was born on Oct. 11, 1955, in Friona, Texas, to Nacha and Joe Sanchez.
He lived in Junction, Texas, until about 1989. For the next several years he lived in Clovis and Hobbs before coming to Portales in 1997.
He was employed at Davis Pump Company and enjoyed fishing and going to the lake with his friends.
Survivors include Mr. Sanchez’s children, Manuel and Valerie Sanchez of El Paso, Texas, Jacob Sanchez of San Angelo, Texas, Eric and Patti Salinas of Junction, Texas, and Crystal and David Barron of Waxahachie, Texas; eight grandsons, Isaiah, James, Mason, Ethan, E.J., Tristan, Ramsey and Brandon and a granddaughter, Rylee; his partner, Connie Montoya of Portales; his mother, Nacha Sanchez of Clovis; his father, Joe Sanchez of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four sisters, Minnie Sanchez and Olga Quintada of Clovis, Linda Sarapuro of New Orleans, La., and Rachel Sanchez of Pettus, Texas; six brothers, Joe Sanchez of Las Cruces, Robert Sanchez, Jaime Sanchez, Harvey Sanchez, Joel Sanchez and Rickey Sanchez of Clovis; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ernest Jaramillo will officiate the services.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.