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Sammy Sandoval

March 14, 1947 — January 13, 2023

Albuquerque, NM


Sammy Sandoval   1947-2023 passed away peacefully to be with the lord on Friday January 13, 2023.

He was a Vietnam Veteran who served proudly in the United States Army. After he returned from serving his country he worked and retired from the phone company as a lineman and cable repairman for 30+ years.

Sammy enjoyed outdoor activities especially fishing, some of his favorite places to go were Tingly Beach and Bluewater Lake where he spent a lot of time fishing with friends and family members. Sammy also had a big and caring heart; his house was filled with his many cats and dogs that he loved dearly. He always had his companion Snoopy everywhere he went. They will now be united for eternity.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother Joe and Lupe Sandoval. He is survived by his life partner of 40+ yrs. Denise Cleavinger, daughter: Tanya Sandoval and Husband Kota, daughter: Shawron Mattingly and husband Bart, grandchildren: Drew, Starla, and Joseph, sister: JoAnn Tijerina, brother: Albert Sandoval and wife Maggi, sister: Cindy Candelaria and husband Walter and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He will have an honorary military burial and service Friday April 7th, 2023, 1:30 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery.  Reception to follow.

Sammy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Trujillo Family Funeral Home

110 Alvarado Drive SE

(505) 433-7747

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Friday, April 7, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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