Del Norte resident Lucille M. Sanchez-Olson, 87, passed away February 28, 2013 in Grand Junction surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born May 20, 1925 in Capulin the daughter of Luis Martinez and Virginia Quintana Martinez. Lucille was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother, sister and friend. Lucille enjoyed belonging to the Holy Family Society of Center, fishing, crocheting, cooking, baking, canning, traveling and gambling. Her children and grandchildren were mainstay of her life.
Lucille is survived by her daughters Mae Marquez, Fruita; Elda (Oracio) Lopez, Loma; Susan (Richard) Pena, Romeo; daughter-in-law Loyola Sanchez, Center; sisters Emma Quintana, Center; Stella (Charlie) Rael, Alamosa; Agnes Valdez, La Jara; brothers Joe Martinez, Monte Vista; and Luis (Bernice) Martinez, Manassa; 25 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Zenobio “Smokey” Sanchez, son Louie Sanchez, daughter Marti Thomas and three infant children.
A Vigil service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 11 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista. Romero Funeral Home Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.