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Sammy Delgado

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Sammy “Sam” Delgado was born the seventh child of ten children to Ernest and Petra Delgado on May 10, 1953.  As a child, he was fond of going to work with his mother and being pulled around on her cotton bag. As he grew older, he played sports at the Yucca and The Boys and Girls Club, and so began his career path. Sam graduated from Roswell High School in 1971. As an adult, he was well known in the sports community of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. Sam was Umpire in Chief for USSSA and ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball. Anyone that knew Sam understood that he preferred sports over almost anything, except hunting with his family. He was an avid deer hunting. Sam was a man of very few words despite his passion for his family and life. One of those things he enjoyed was listening to Mexican music; he also loved to dance. Sadly, Sam passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 64 years of age.
Sam was preceded in death by his mother, Petra Paz Delgado of Artesia, NM; father, Ernest Delgado of Balmorhea, TX; sister, Sandra Delgado of Roswell, NM; and sister, Gloria White of Austin, TX.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Delgado of Roswell, NM; daughter, Anna Smith and husband, Stewart and their three children of Greenville, SC; daughter, Erin Delgado of Greenville, SC; daughter, Jessica Harkness and husband, Richard, their four children and grandchild of Roswell, NM; son, Anthony Gonzales and wife, Destany and their four children of Roswell, NM; brother, Anastacio “Del” Delgado and wife, Linda, their seven children and many grandchildren of Ruidoso, NM; brother, Andres “Andy” Delgado, two children and grandchildren; sister, Virginia Torrez and husband, Fernando, their three children and four grandchildren; brother, Jose “Joe” Delgado, three children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Raul “Rudy” Delgado and wife, Teresa, their four children and their seven grandchildren; brother, Michael “Mike” Delgado and daughter; and brother, Ernest Delgado Jr.
Arrangements are being managed by Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Services will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. Celebrate Sammy’s life by visiting andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Sammy by his family.