Pearl Marie Sandoval entered into eternal rest on March 10, 2022, praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy along with her children. As she took her final breaths, she prayed Jesus I Trust You.
Pearl was born June 6, 1934 to Seferino Gonzales and Eurbana Prespentt. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, George Sandoval, her children Georgia Budd, Lillian Chavez and husband Steve, Johnny Sandoval and wife Dawne, and Sheila Pacheco and husband Tommy. Other survivors include her precious sister and best friend Corrine Ritchey, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Seferino and Eurbana, her son Darryl Sandoval and siblings Rose Ruiz, Seferino Gonzales, Bert Gonzales, Helen Sandoval, Carlos Gonzales, and Raymond Gonzales.
Pearl was one of a kind and had many talents she generously shared with family and friends. She will be remembered by the many crocheted items she entered in the county fair, such as table cloths, bedspreads,doilies,and afghans, often winning Best of Show. She would later gift them to loved ones. Many family members received custom made quilts. She was an avid gardener and harvested bushels and bushels of green chili, which she would roast, peel, chop, and bag. She made sure everyone had enough chili to last till next season. These are just a few of her many talents.
Pearl will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church-Bloomfield, NM. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church-Bloomfield, NM.