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Floraida "Flora" Sanchez, age 93

OBITUARY: Floraida “Flora” Sanchez

Floraida “Flora” Sanchez, age 93, a resident of Cerro, passed away on February 13, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Lucas, her son Bobby; brothers, Lee and Don Espinosa; sisters, Jessie Salazar and Maria Torres, as well as in-laws and spouses of the very large Sanchez family from the Cerro/Questa area. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Paul) Fleming, daughter-in-law and caregiver Kimber Sanchez; granddaughters Enrika Fleming and Rebecca (Edwin) Rodriquez; grandsons Matt (Keri) Fleming, Greg (Byron) Irving, LeEvan (Jackie), and John Sanchez who also was her caregiver; great-grandchildren Angelica, Francisco, Brandom, Jaxon Sanchez, Rocky Pedroncelli, Zoey Fleming, and Adrian Salazar; great-great-grandchildren Aubrey and Kailani Sanchez. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Anita Espinosa, her Senior Companion/niece Annabelle Torres and two very special people whom she helped raise and who have been very grateful and loyal to her, Johnny Torres and Elva Sanchez, as well as many nieces and nephews. Flora was a very active member of her community and church. She also served in the Taos County Ancianos Program as a Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion for over 20 years. Rosary was recited on Saturday February 19, 2022 and mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, NM. Christian Burial followed at the Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home.