PRICE - Maria Apolonia Sandoval, affectionately known to most as "Grandma Pauline," died Oct. 10, 2008 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 90.
She was born May 20, 1918 in Gallina, N.M., to Regina Aragon and Jose Enriques Jacquez II. Married Jose Antonio Sandoval April 10, 1939 in Cuba, N.M.; he died Jan. 29, 1985.
Mom was loved by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.
She was the rock of our family and her children where her life.
She was a member of the Notre Dame Parish where her faith meant everything to her.
She was an avid Jazz fan and supported them faithfully.
She loved to cook and feed everyone who came to her home. She made the very best beans and tortillas anyone ever tasted.
She had an open door policy and everyone was more than welcome at the table in "Grandma's Kitchen."
She will be extremely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survived by her eight children, Gilbert (Genevieve) Sandoval, Hank Sandoval, Bessie (Juan) Montelegre, Margie Duran, Louise (Candy) Manzanares, Josie (Jesse) Alcon, Deloris (Buddy) Quintana and Joanne (Steven) Manzanares; brothers, Isidor (Rose) Jacquez and Adelaido Jacquez; along with 36 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren, all of Price. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, one sister, two sisters-in-law, two sons-in-law and two grandsons.
Goodbye, Momma. We love you.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.