Dora Ana Sandoval, 91, a life-long resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. She was born in San Isidro, NM raised in Terra Monte, NM and was a former resident of Rawlins, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Carmelita Lucero and father Don Pablo Lucero; brother Ralph Lucero; sister Pita Trujillo; husband Alfonso Sandoval; grandsons: Valiente and Dwayne Montoya; and a granddaughter Adonnicia (Deedee) Sandoval.
She is survived by her 12 kids including four daughters: Christina Irene Sandoval and companion Alden and Katie Sandoval of Rio Rancho, NM, Teresa Sandoval of Las Vegas, NM, Rita Valdez and husband Paul of Santa Fe, NM, her eight sons: Alfonso (Fonchi) Sandoval and his wife Mary Ida of Phoenix, AZ, Ernesto Sandoval (Theresa C.) of Santa Fe, NM, John Sandoval and his wife Joanne of Albuquerque, NM, Ralph Sandoval and Charlie Sandoval and his wife Elizabeth of Las Vegas, NM, Raymond Sandoval of Santa Fe, NM, Julian Sandoval and companion Kathy, and Paul Sandoval and his wife Jessica of Las Vegas;33 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
She was born on July 26, 1928 in San Isidro, NM and was united in marriage on July 27, 1944 to Alfonso Sandoval in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sapello, NM. She was the wife of a Union Pacific Railroader as a homemaker. She loved cooking for her family and friends. For everyone who entered her loving home, she was always there with open arms and a hot meal ready for them. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a loving grandmother, and friend. Dora moved back to Las Vegas after her husband’s death to manage her 12 kids in her hometown. She was a dedicated Catholic and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and was a member of the Santo Nino De Atocha choir. She will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from Our Lady of Sorrows Church beginning with a rosary at 9:00 a.m. a eulogy, and the Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Father Tim Muerer will celebrate the Mass, The interment will follow in the San Jose Cemetery. Serving as honorary pall bearers: Anthony Julian Sandoval, Christopher Lee Sandoval, Carlos Sandoval, Isaac Sandoval, Joshua Sandoval, Isaiah Sandoval, Keith Sandoval, Vicente Sandoval, Joe Montoya, and Christopher Montoya (grandsons) Jamesha Sandoval, Cameron Sandoval, Justina Montoya (granddaughters), and Athena Herrera (great-granddaughter).
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