Maria Del Carmen Flores Sanchez was born 6/29/1921 and passed 7/7/2019.
Mrs. Sanchez was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Albuquerque with her family in 1922. She married Richard C. Sanchez on March 26, 1951. They were married for 36 years.
She was preceded in death by husband Richard C. Sanchez, son Michael Francis, son Luis Dominic, parents Lucia and Leopoldo Flores, and brother Frank P. Flores.
She is survived by son Victor and wife Rozena, daughter Bernadette and husband Ronnie, son Raymond and wife Janet, son Julian and Donald, son John R. (Dickie), 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, sister Esperanza Maestas, Rosella Montoya who was loved as a daughter, and her dog Tiny.
Mrs. Sanchez was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church since 1925. She attended elementary school at Sacred Heart. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She belonged to the Holy Name Society and Legion of Mary. She was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary. She was State President and Delegate-at-large for the National Convention for the NALC.
Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters Monique Sandoval, Deeana Carrillo and Samantha Frampton.
Pallbearers will be Victor Sanchez, Bernadette Lopez, Raymond Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Daniel Frampton and John Rubio.
Carmen Sanchez's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation at Salazar Mortuary from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019. A final viewing will be on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Salazar Mortuary, 400 Third St SW 87102 at 8:00 a.m. with a Mass to follow at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 309 Stover Ave. SW. Burial will follow Mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A reception following the burial will be held at Knights of Columbus hall, 3301 Mountain Rd. NW .