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Lorena Sanchez

January 6, 1942 — March 13, 2023

Lorena T.Sanchez was called to her eternal resting place on March 13, 2023, She was 81 years young. Lorena entered this world on January 6, 1942 in Belen, NM, born to Joe and Lily Tabet.
Lorena is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years Gilbert Sanchez, parents Joe and Lily Tabet, her brothers Wilfred Tabet, Herman Tabet, Thomas Tabet, Fidel Tabet, in-laws Macedonia and Josephine Sanchez, Paul and Frieda Clinton, Susana Sanchez, Eugene Scheiss, Nino Trujillio, Edna Tabet, Betty Tabet and Rosie Tabet.
Lorena is survived by her daughter and companion Elizabeth Sanchez, son Phillip Sanchez (Teresa), youngest daughter Katherine (Tanner) Irons, Her 3 dearest grandsons, Chance (Valerie) Irons, Cannon (Sarah) Irons, Colton Irons, her precious great-grand daughter Emberlynn Rae (Chance and Valerie), 2 more great grand children that will be born late spring and early summer, she is also survived by her beloved sisters Dolores Scheiss and Gloria Tabet, brother Richie (Sue) Tabet and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lorena graduated from Belen High School in 1960. Lorena married her soul-mate and love of her life Gilbert Sanchez on August 26, 1961. Lorena obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1982. She was a talented artist, leaving many pieces of art work our family will cherish always.
Lorena was known for her high-spirited personality, she was a loving wife, mother, grand- mother, daughter, sister and friend. She had a huge heart and would never hesitate to "give you the shirt off her back." Lorena kept busy through out her life raising her children, instructing aerobics classes, painting, entertaining for New Mexico Highlands University and enjoying evening walks with Gilbert and their little dog Tiny.
Lorena's most favorite thing in this life was spending time with her 3 grandsons, taking them to the movies, going to Chucky Cheese and of course beating them at the game of Sorry, ( "It's for the best," as she would have said.)
Mom you will be dearly missed and forever remembered! Bye for now, talk to you later, "I Love You!", Kate. Hey mom, " have you hugged a kid today!?"

The Adon is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me besides the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Adon forever. ~Psalms 23~

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