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Obituary for Paul “Richard” Joseph Sanchez

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Paul “Richard” Joseph Sanchez

June 30, 1938 - October 23, 2015

Paul “Richard” Joseph Sanchez, 77, passed away October 23, 2015 after an extended illness, with family by his side.


He was the son of Joe G. and Ersie S. Sanchez, born in Trinidad, Colorado on June 30, 1938.


Richard’s greatest loves were family, fishing, camping, classic cars and through thick and thin the NFL Rams team.  We will miss him and his love for attention, chit chat, stubbornness  and his famous line, “I can fix that with duck tape, super glue and acrylic paint”!  He can now fish all day and save us a spot till we see him again.


Richard is survived by his wife, Cheryl; brother Max (Betty) Sanchez; two son’s Rick (Patti) Sanchez, Paul Sanchez Jr.; three daughters, Debbie Sanchez, Christina (Justin) Clayton-Beshirs, Shawntel (Tom) Carnell; eight grandchildren, Shasta Gallegos, Chelsea Murdock, Erica Sanchez, Stephen Zele, Jaden Clayton, Hunter, Taylor, Shawn and Arya Carnell; nieces, Leasa Socci, Lora Baggett, April and Sherry Sanchez.


He is preceded in heaven by his wonderful parents, Joe G. and Ersie S.; son, Joey Jhon; niece, Tamara; brother, Thomas E.; father-in-law, Thomas Crookston; son-in-law, Brian Clayton; guard dog and best friend, Rusty; and grand-dog, Aki Princess.


The Family would like to thank all our Friends, Family and Employers for all your love and support while we were going through this hard time and all the staff of the ICU at IHC Medical.


A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held at the wonderful Leavitt’s Mortuary.

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Born: June 30, 1938
Died: October 23, 2015

Condolences for Paul “Richard” Joseph Sanchez

Shawnte Carnell posted on 11/4/15

daddy as the days go by from the day we said goodbye I miss you more and more... I miss your voice I miss your face and your loving heart. it is hard to know you wont be here to see arya's first steps and her first bday or Christmas with her and the boys we will miss you always and forever... love you forever and ever


Christina Clayton posted on 11/4/15

Thank you everyone for your kind words and love for our Dad so so much he is missed so so much and Rony thank you for the great info on dad and Max I called Uncle Max and Aunt Betty and they said he so remembers you and working with you and thanks you so much for what you said it made him laugh and us laugh that is what we needed!


Shauna Lee Hammond posted on 11/1/15

Dear Cheryl and family. I'm so sorry for your lose. I'm with you at this time of grief. Prayers are with you. Love ya


LeRoy and Joy Waggoner posted on 10/31/15

Dear Cheryl, Chrissy, Shawntel and family, You've been through a very hard time these last few months with Paul being so sick. It's good he's not suffering anymore. I pray things will get bette now. God bless you all. We love you.


Ronny Frye posted on 10/31/15

To the Sanchez family: The world will be a little darker today for we have lost another light. I work with Pablo a long time ago at soul'e steel he and Max were quite the pair. Some day you would swear that they weren't brother, at other time you new they were. With heavy heart the Frye's send are condolences to the Sanchez family!!!!!!!!!