Roy Paul Sanchez

Longtime Alamosa resident Roy Paul Sanchez, 84, passed away on August 1, 2022.  He was born on December 18, 1937 in San Pablo, Colorado to Silviano and Mary (Vigil) Sanchez.  Roy honorably served his country in the United States Air Force following high school.  He married Sandra Kay Schlegel on January 18th, 1975 in Alamosa. 

Roy was a man of Catholic faith.  Roy was a proud American and proud to have served in the United States Air Force!  Golf was his passion.  He enjoyed playing golf with everybody! He always looked forward to playing in the Tuesday night golf league and the Alex Kahler tournament.  He could always be found in the garage working on his and his friends’ golf clubs and golf carts. Roy was also a longtime member of the Elks.  If you had ever had a conversation with Roy you would always receive a piece of advice at the end of the conversation.  He always had good stories to share and easily made new friends.   Roy loved fishing, playing the guitar, singing, drawing, playing cards, doing mechanic work, being outdoors, listening and dancing to Spanish music, bowling, helping others, and he enjoyed taking care of his 3 tomato plants that are on his porch.  Above all else, he loved his wife, children, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Sanchez, children Debbie Dorney (Steve Bender) of Denver, Colorado, Michelle (JP) Sanchez of Pueblo, Colorado and Roy P Sanchez Jr. of Alamosa, Colorado. Seven grandchildren, Brianna, Kayla, Eric, Ashley, Markus, Annabelle, Jaydan and one great grandchild Elias.  His siblings, August (Yvonne) Sanchez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary Jo (Andy) Manzanares of San Luis, Colorado, Juanita Bernal of San Luis, Colorado, Betty (Ray) Archuleta of Denver, Colorado, Sylvia Vigil of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Delilah (Brian) McLaren of Alamosa, Colorado as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 

Roy was preceded in death by his first wife Nina, mother of Debbie and Michelle, in 1973 and his parents Silviano and Mary Sanchez.

Roy was the best husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.  You will be greatly missed.  You are at peace now.  You are in no more pain.  You are home.  You can finish the 18th hole now.   Love you.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday August 4, 2022 at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.  A Rosary service will be held at 9:30 am on Friday August 5, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa with a Funeral Mass following beginning at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery.  To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.


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