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Patricia F. Sanchez

July 23, 1959 — September 15, 2023

Los Chavez, NM


Patricia Ann Sanchez, 64 of Los Chavez, NM passed away at her home Friday, September 15, 2023 following an illness. Her family was at her bedside. Pat was born July 23, 1959 in San Diego, California to the home of Filomeno and Erlinda (Gallegos) Flores. She grew up in Santa Rosa and Puerto De Luna, NM, attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School through grade 8, then attended and graduated from Santa Rosa High School with the class of 1977. Following graduation, she attended New Mexico State University.

During high school, Pat volunteered at Guadalupe County Hospital as a Candy Striper, and worked for the Guadalupe County Extension Service. She worked for the A.S.C.S Office in Santa Rosa for a few years before moving to the Albuquerque office where she worked until her retirement as a Program Specialist in 2002.

Pat married David “Hossie” Sanchez at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Puerto De Luna, NM on July 26, 1980. They made their home in Los Chavez in 1984. Pat was a faithful member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and a supporter of St. Mary's Catholic School. Pat was a member of Our Lady of Belen ACTS Program. She is a Co-Founder of Friends and Alumni of St. Mary's School. Pat enjoyed making jewelry, pottery, playing her guitar, water aerobics, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Pat is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Geronimo Gallegos, maternal grandmother Margarita Martinez and Salomon Martinez, paternal grandparents Cipriano and Pablita Flores, father and mother-in-law Arsenio and Dora Sanchez, three sisters-in-law Rita Sanchez, Monica Joan Sanchez, Christy Flores, and a brother-in-law Joe Silva.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Patricia will be missed by her husband David “Hossie” Sanchez of Los Chavez, NM, two daughters Jessica Goehner (Joshua) of Albuquerque, Casie Feldkamp (Michael) of Louisville, KY, one son Micah Sanchez of Albuquerque. Also surviving are her parents, Filomeno and Erlinda Flores of Puerto De Luna, two grandchildren Martin Magnus Feldkamp, and Ezekiel Filomeno Feldkamp of Louisville, KY, three sisters Barbara Chavez (Juan) of Fort Sumner, Deborah Salas (Joe) of Puerto De Luna, Yolanda Sena (Leo) of Fort Sumner, three brothers Michael Flores (Janice) of Monterey, TN, Phillip Flores (Renee) of Oxnard, CA, and Andrew Flores of Fort Sumner, two uncles Leroy Gallegos (Eileen) of Puerto De Luna, and Arsenio Gallegos of San Antonio, TX along with a host of nieces, nephews, her Sanchez family and many good friends.

Holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, 101-A North 10th Street, Belen, New Mexico.

A second Rosary followed by the funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2023 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 439 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico with Father Moses Nwankwo officiating. Burial will follow at the San Bar Ranch Family Cemetery in Puerto De Luna, NM. Pallbearers will be Micah Sanchez, Michael Flores, Phillip Flores, Andrew Flores, Michael Feldkamp, Martin Feldkamp, and Devin Vigil.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Patricia F. Sanchez to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Belen, NM at

Pat's family would like to thank Dr. Victor Vigil and the staff a Women's Cancer Center in Albuquerque, her Hospice caregivers, and especially all her family and friends who cared for and prayed for Pat during her illness.

Arrangements are under the care of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (575) 472-3369.

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Service Schedule

Today's Services

Holy Rosary

Thursday, September 21, 2023

7:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church

101-A North 10th Street, Belen, NM 87002

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Upcoming Services

Holy Rosary and Funeral Mass

Friday, September 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:30am (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church - Santa Rosa

439 S 3rd St, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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Friday, September 22, 2023

11:45am - 12:30pm (Mountain time)

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