DEL NORTE — Del Norte resident Steve P. Sanchez, 57, passed away May 12, 2012.
Steve was born on July 27, 1954 in Seven Mile Plaza, Colorado the son of Joe Sanchez and Eva Struck Sanchez.
Steve was a wonderful father and brother who was a very talented artist, he enjoyed fishing, being in the outdoors, working on vehicles and especially the time he spent with his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his daughters Sara Luna of Pueblo, Colo.; Nichole Sanchez of Washington, Candice Sanchez of Ft. Collins, Colo.; sons Manuel Joe Sanchez, Adam Luna both of Pueblo, Colo.; Julian Sanchez, Jesse Sanchez both of Del Norte, Colo.; sisters Diane Rivera of Montana, Joyce Medina of Idaho, Debbie Sylva and Judy (Tim) Garcia both of Del Norte, Colo.; brothers Jasper (Clara) Sanchez of Del Norte, Colo.; Mike Sanchez of Monte Vista, Colo.; Jim (Abby) Sanchez of Center, Colo.; Kenny (Tammy) Sanchez of Idaho and Dennis Sanchez of Montana. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Eva Sanchez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. also at Holy Name of Mary Church. Interment will follow at the Seven Mile Plaza Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.