Mario Augustine Sanchez 43, Del Norte, Colorado, passed away September 29, 2021. He was born August 3, 1978, to Nicholas and Ada Sanchez in La Jara Colorado.
Mario is survived by his mother Ada Sanchez, wife; Rachel, brother; Nickie, son; Brandon, step kids/friends; Danielle (Henry) Martinez, Larissa (Cisco) Aguilar, Jasmine Salazar Espinoza, Josiah (Stella)Salazar Espinoza, Jesse, Naomi, Yakira Salazar Espinoza, grandson; Aiden Sanchez, nine step
grandkids, niece; Benisha (Ross) Montano and kids; Athina and
Ross (RJ), Jericka Sanchez and kids; Melanny, Alberto,
Kelsie, and Rose, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents; Rev.
Mike and Sarah Salazar, paternal grandparents; Esau and Mary
Sanchez, maternal uncle; Steve (Donna) Salazar, maternal
Aunt; Sarah Salazar, paternal uncles; Albert Sanchez and Saqueo Sanchez, paternal aunts; Ernistine Bueno, Hazel Espinoza, Alice Alire, Charlotte Marquez, Cousin; Timmy Sanchez.
He enjoyed spending time with friends. He was good with kids and was a kid at heart. He was never one to hold a grudge and forgave people who wronged him. He was also a good writer and could express himself well with words and wrote many poems over the years.
He loved God and was not ashamed to talk to people about him. He was quick to pray for others, and his prayers blessed many people. He had dreams of reaching many people for the kingdom of God. He had a significant impact on all who crossed his paths and was loved by all who met him.
He was an excellent barber and gave many haircuts and never charged what they were worth. He will be greatly missed but his memory will live on in our hearts and minds.
Two of his favorite scriptures were Jeremiah 29:11; and Isaiah 45:2-3. He liked these scriptures because they are about freedom, restoration, and change.
Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.