Amparo Maria Hidalgo Sanchez, 61, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at home with her family in Roswell, NM, following a long battle with cancer. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral Services will be at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory on June 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. 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 November 15, 1955, Amparo was born to Albert and Maria Hidalgo in Roswell, NM. Amparo married Ruben R. Sanchez Sr. on January 16, 1982, in Roswell, NM. Amparo was a stay at home mom to three children and a full-time home maker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Some of her favorite hobbies were, embroidery, word search puzzles, baking, keeping up with the celebrities and watching Joel Osteen. She won 1st place in an embroidery contest with a tractor blanket she made for her oldest grandson. Amparo enjoyed listening to music. Her favorite pop artist was Michael Jackson, her favorite Rock and Roll artist was Elvis Presley and her favorite song of all time was “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison. She was always so helpful and loved doing things for others and especially liked to make people laugh.
Those left to cherish Amparo’s memory are her husband, Ruben R. Sanchez Sr.; sons: Eric Sanchez, Ruben Sanchez Jr. and wife, Larissa; daughter, Monica Ramirez and husband, Andrew; grandchildren: Arturo Benavidez, Nyah Sanchez, Izaya Sanchez, Zayden Sanchez, Kiara Ramirez, Ezekiel Ramirez; her mother, Maria Hidalgo; sisters: Christina Hidalgo, Anita Malacara and husband, Daniel, Rita De Lao, and husband, Frank; brothers: Henry Hidalgo, Albert Hidalgo Jr. and wife, Nancy, Julian Hidalgo and Steve Hidalgo; numerous nieces and nephews.
Amparo was preceded in death by her father, Albert Hidalgo Sr.
Pallbearers will be: Eric Sanchez, Ruben R. Sanchez Jr., Artie Benavidez, Andrew Ramirez, Albert Hidalgo Jr., Steve Hidalgo, Anthony Mendoza, and Justin Hatley.
Obituary tribute was lovingly written by Amparo’s family.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work and play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good time, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now,
He set me free!