Mary Catherine Sandoval, 71, went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on November 21, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, John A. Sandoval; children, Anna (Mike) Fusco, Trinidad, Elaine Suazo, Pueblo West, Deborah (Mark) Buchanan, Pueblo, Kathy (George) Lawrence, Trinidad, Betty (Jacob) Hernandez, Fresno, Calif.; siblings, Evelyn (Leroy) Valdez, Christine Vasquez, Chrystella Weaver, Julia Bollinger, Lee Gonzales, Joe Baca, Ray Baca; grandchildren, Lori, Julie, Melissa, Donna, Larry, Diane, Kodi, Meagan, Jacob, Jordan, Justin; and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Mary was born June 26, 1939, in Starkville, Colo., to Amador and Rosalia Baca. Mary and John were married on March 17, 1956, in Raton, New Mexico. She loved her church, camping and shopping. Special thanks to all those who supported her during her stay in the hospital and Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at First Pentecostal Church, 10375 Santa Fe Trail Dr., in Trinidad, Colo. Online condolences:

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  1. Hi grandma. Just laying here in bed wishing i could see you one more time 🙁 sometimes i tend to think about you and what a great lady you were. I miss you very much. This is the second christmas without you i can hardly believe how fast the time has gone by. I love you grams and things just arent the same without you. Just so you know you are thought of everyday and just not today by all of us. There is a small piece of our hearts that will always be missing. I love u gram and have a merry christmas.

  2. Mrs. Sandoval was a special mother. I seen her loving ways with her family every time I would visit. My heart goes out to her Husband John and family. Blessing to u all.

  3. We have fond memories of the lovely Sis. Sandoval when we visited in Trinidad over the years. Our condolences to Elaine and the rest of the family. May God’s peace surround you.

    Bro. & Sis. Jim Ball
    Lompoc, CA

  4. I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to the family of Sis. Sandoval for their loss. I pray that the peace of God surrounds you all during this time of grief. She was such a precious lady who served her God well. She will be greatly missed.

  5. I love the picture you chose of Sis Sandoval. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone. She truly was a classy lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. Our condolences to Sis. Catherine’s family. A beautiful christian sister with an equally beautiful heart. I am so glad our paths crossed. My prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. God Bless. Joe & Shirley Fransua

  7. With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to The Sandoval Family. We had the pleasure of meeting your mother about 4 yrs ago,through Jordan, my son in law now. She was a beautiful lady. I remember looking over her way in chruch during Jordan and Tiffani’s wedding day, and granda Catherine was glowing with happiness. She had such a lovely spirit about her. She will be missed. Love The Gutierrez Family

  8. To all the Sandoval family:
    We were deeply saddened by the passing of Sis Sandoval. She was a model Saint the entire time we were allowed to pastor her. Our prayers are for all of you, may God bless you and comfort you during this sad time.

    Bro & Sis Cummings
    St. Joseph Apostolic Church
    St. Joseph, Mo

  9. Elaine and family our deepest condolences are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.Katherine was such a beautiful ,sweet woman. When i used to see her she would stop and talk and ask about my mom and Patty. She was always smiling. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, she is in heaven now, shes an angel like always…Ursula, Evangeline and Patty Garcia

  10. catherine was such a classy lady.She was such an inspiration to me and everyone.She is with the lord now.She will be missed so much.MY prayers are with all the family.

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