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Marcelino Sanchez

Posted 2006-10-27 by Edward Peed

Marcelino Ortega Sanchez, 76, of Rimrock, AZ, passed away, Visitation and Rosary - Thursday, October 26th 5-7pm, Westcott Funeral Home. Cottonwood, Funeral Mass - Friday, October 27th 10am, Immaculate Concetion Catholic Church. Cottonwood.

Marcelino was a retire Truch Shop Foreman for Kenecott Copper Corp. and a life long resident of the Kearny/Hayden-Winkelman area.

Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/26/2006.
The Verde Independent, Cottonwood, AZ
October 25, 2006

Marcelino O. Sanchez, 76, of Rimrock, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. He was born to Marcelino and Sara Sanchez on May 4, 1930, in Sonora, Ariz., where he grew up and graduated high school in 1950.

He proudly served his country during the Korean conflict as a Corporal and a sharp shooter in the United States Army. He was awarded the Korean Conflict Medal, the Combat Infantry Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Marcelino was a retired copper miner, a fireman, and a master of all trades. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and making beer.

He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Maria Elena Sanchez of Rimrock; his sons, Marcelino Jr., of Tucson, Louis Romero of Mesa, and Gabriel Sanchez of Rimrock; his daughters, Myrna Moreno, Roberta Sanchez, and Victoria Sanchez, Elisa Bracamonte, Cecilia Paredes, all of Tucson, and Natalie Valenzuela of Rimrock; one sister; six brothers; 21 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and countless nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave., in Cottonwood, on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will follow Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, in Cottonwood, where he was a proud member.

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