Jimmy Sanchez


Jimmy Sanchez

Jimmy Sanchez, 72 of Rio Communities, surrendered himself into the hands of his heavenly Father on Feb. 5, 2023.

Jimmy was born in 1950 in Albuquerque. He was a graduate of Santa Fe High School, the class of 1968. He proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps the following year, serving his country in Vietnam.

After he completed his service in the Marines in 1972, he attended and received his Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico Highlands University, where he met his wife, Sandra. Jimmy was a very dedicated man regarding his military service, his professional endeavors, his devotion to family and with his many friends.

Jimmy was a successful businessman in Belen, specializing in accounting and taxes. He served his community on the Belen City Council, Our Lady of Belen Parish Council, along with other civic organizations. He was a member of the La Merced Moose Lodge 2550, where he was proud to receive the Moose Fellowship Degree of Honor in October 2021.

He enjoyed his life making memories traveling across the country, bowling, fishing, camping as well as playing golf. He was a man of adventure and was well known for his keen sense of direction.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Isidro Sanchez Jr.; brothers, David and Tony; sisters, Martha and Louise; and granddaughter, BG Pulsipher.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 48 loving years, Sandra (and their pug, Waldo); his beautiful mother, Dulcinea Gabaldon; his firstborn, David, the apple of his eye, wife Karen; his kind and thoughtful daughter, Bernadette Pulsipher and her husband, John; and his youngest and caring “angel” daughter, Maria and Taylor Sais; his grandchildren, Desirae and Desmond Sanchez; little Lauren Pulsipher and Isabella Sais.

Jimmy was blessed growing up in a large family, including his brothers, Perry (Agnes), Victor (Luz), Joe Robert (Linda), Michael (Eva) and Patrick; sisters, Gloria (Larry Gallegos), Carmen (Manuel Garley), Diane Sanchez and Yvette (Ronald Garcia); along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many nephews, nieces, who were very close to him as well as lifelong friends, especially Frank, Tom and Larry.

All services were held Thursday, Feb. 9. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment followed at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements were handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at noblin.com.

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