Raymond Erasmo Sanchez

May 30, 1942January 3, 2012

Raymond Erasmo Sanchez 1942 ~ 2012 Raymond Erasmo Sanchez, age 69, died January 3, 2012 in Salt Lake City, following a hard fought battle with Heart Disease. He was born May 30, 1942 in Dulce, New Mexico to Florencio (Cisco) Sanchez and Rebecca Salazar Sanchez. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army . He attended East Carbon High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from College of Eastern Utah. He married Marjorie Crosby November 3, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked for Univac, IML and the Utah Department of Transportation. He was a draftsmen and Purchasing Tech for the state and loved interacting with his co-workers.

Raymond had an awesome, extraordinary, witty personality that drew in his friends, family and work associates and brought laughter to all. He was a master of giving people nicknames and making people happy, it was his nature. He was loyal, honest and kind. He encouraged his children and grandchildren to get an education and to stand upright in this amazing country we live in today. He loved traveling, especially to visit his relatives in New Mexico and Colorado whom he loved so much. He had a passion and joy of being on the stream and was an avid fisherman who loved to teach his grandchildren the technique. He enjoyed being in the mountains camping with family and grandchildren where he could listen to them laugh and giggle as the fish were caught. He would say they were his little river otters.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Marjorie and his children: Shelly (Glen) deJong, Rebecca (Mark) Devenport, Shane Gibson, Lance (Teresa) Gibson, Matthew (Arianna) Gibson. Grandchildren: Hyrum, Ruthie, Lily, Cheyenne, Ashley, Braden, Mikayla, Zachary, Ryan and Alexis, brother Florentino Sanchez, sisters Betty Peterson and Becky (Rean “Max”) Vandongen. He also had many nieces and nephews that he loved. Proceeded in death by both parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4501 West 5215 South. The family will receive friends at a visitation Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.

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  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 7, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, January 6, 2012

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January 29, 2012

Our thoughts are still with you, dear Marjorie. We love you.

Marie Walton

January 11, 2012

Marjorie, I will miss Raymond. I just heard the news. Your long lost friend, Marie Walton.

Clair Nelson

January 11, 2012

My best to the Sanchez Family

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was and is a person thet I will always remember at UDOT.

A drafting co-wonker

Clair Nelson

Patty Trujillo

January 10, 2012

May Raymonds soul rest in peace. May the Lord Comfort you Marge in the days and years to come. Love and Peace

Emmie Russom

January 10, 2012

Marjorie, I am so sorry for your loss. Raymond was a DEAR and CLOSE friend. I looked forward to his phone calls, his laughter is something I will never forget.. You two became GREAT friends when I worked at UDOT.. PLEASE keep intouch. Don't lose my number. You are in my prayers..


January 9, 2012

Marge and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. Ray was truly one of a kind and is already missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Howard Anderson

January 9, 2012

Marjorie, Raymond was a friend to everyone including me. He helped me get started in my UDOT life by giving me advise when I hired on. I was so sad when I heard the news. My thoughts are with you as you adjust to things. Howard Anderson

Paul Wignall

January 9, 2012

Marge, my thoughts are with you and your family. Ray was a special person that I shared thousands of laughs with. He was really a sharp personality, but when I would sit down and have a serious conversation with him, he was full of insight and humility. Ray was a very honest person and a special friend. I have never forgotten him and honestly did think of him often. Especially our discussions about "Slim". Take care Marge - Wig

Matthew Swapp

January 9, 2012

Marjorie and Family,

I enjoyed working with Ray and also going fishing on occasion with him. He was a nice guy and always made things fun for those around him. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Matt Swapp

Emmie Russom

January 8, 2012

I was just heart broken when you called me and told me that Raymond had passed away. He mad me laugh every time he would come into the caferteria for his coffee. We became GREAT friends!!I will miss his phones call to say HI and see how I am doing. His laughter you could hear a mile away.. And YES like every one else the NICKNAMES he has for everyone.. Please keep intouch and don't lose my number. call me and let me know how you are doing.. You are in my prayers..