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Jose Sandoval

January 30, 1945 — January 6, 2024


Mr. Jose Alberto Sandoval, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, quietly returned to his Heavenly home on January 6, 2024, as his loving wife held his hand, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Sandoval was born on January 30, 1945, in Moab, Utah to Mary Carmen and Alberto Victor Sandoval. He was raised from the age of 2 by Mary and Melisendro Sandoval and was the oldest of nine children, raised in post-World War II America.

He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1962 and achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant. During his time in the military, he served a tour of duty in Vietnam as well as the DMZ in Korea. He achieved military clearance beyond that of top secret, making the world a safer place for his service.

In 1970 while on military leave, he was set up on a blind date and met LaVone Jean "Jeannie" Britton. They were subsequently married one year later, beginning a 52-year marriage and loved her completely for his entire life. They traveled the world together until his retirement from the service in his final post in Japan, returning home to build their life in Farmington, NM. Together they created a family wherein they were able to share in the joy of witnessing their progeny expand and thrive from their examples of love and dedication to each other.

His retirement was spent doing the things he loved best - being a husband, father, and Papa. He loved feeding his sweet tooth with dilly bars, lemon drops and cinnamon rolls secretly sneaking the small delights on to his grandkids. He loved cheering on his son and grandsons while playing baseball or football, attending endless choir concerts for his daughter, buying flowers to shower his granddaughter with after watching her many dance recitals - all while beaming with delight and pride for what he deemed his greatest accomplishment, his family.

Jose is survived by his wife Jeannie, children Angela Seiler and husband Michael and Kenneth Kyle and wife Kerri. He is also survived by his grandchildren Brady 14, Ali 12, and Noah 8; brothers Leroy Sandoval (Lori), Eugenio Sandoval, sisters Julia Martinez , Viola Martinez and, Margie Bello. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jose is preceded in death by his parents Albert & Melisendro and Mary Sandoval and his sisters Betty Sandoval and Juanita Salazar.

Jose was a brave and loyal soldier, beloved husband, as well as a patient and loving father and grandfather always teaching quietly by example. Jose spent his final days recounting stories to his family, surrounded by love. His patience was unending, service quietly done without fanfare, and his example laid before his family as a stalwart man of honor. He ended his life in peace proudly embracing the simple titles of husband, father, grandfather, and gentleman farmer.

A rosary will take place on January 12, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomfield NM. A Catholic funeral mass will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bloomfield, NM on Feb. 24th at 10:00am. Internment and honor guard will follow mass and take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Farmington, NM.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to one Mr. Sandoval's charitable causes-

Gary Sinise Foundation -

PO Box 40726

Nashville, TN 37204


Cancer Research Institute -

Web Donation

29 Broadway, Floor 4

New York, NY 10006-3111

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