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Amparo Leaton Sanchez


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Amparo Leaton Sanchez, 71, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating is Eugene De Los Santos. A tribute of Amparo’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
On June 22, 1945, Amparo was born to Nasario Leaton and Maria Chavez in Artesia, NM. She graduated from Artesia High School. Amparo married Frank N. Sanchez on September 25, 1965, in Artesia, NM. Before retirement, Amparo worked as a child care provider for 23 years at the Assurance Home in Roswell, NM. Amparo was a member of Church of Christ. Some of her favorite hobbies were collecting antiques, shopping for treasures and making lamps out of bottles and other found treasures. Amparo enjoyed attending to her plants, flowers and spending time on her porch with her four-legged companion “Ginger.”
Surviving to cherish Amparo’s memory are her husband, Frank N. Sanchez; son, Frank A. Sanchez; daughter, Brenda Soto and husband, Ray; grandchildren: Adriana Noelle Sanchez, Alisa Rae Soto and Daniel Suarez, Antoni Rose Soto, AJ Soto; great-grandchildren: Neveah, Jayden, Daniella, DJ, Marco Nicco Ray, Brody, JoJo; brother, Juan F. Chavez from Artesia, NM; and nephews and nieces.
Amparo was preceded in death by her parents: Nasario Leaton and Maria Chavez Leaton; and brother, Santiago (Jimbo) Calderon.
The family will gather at the Unity Center, 108 E. Bland following services.

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