JoAnn Marie Sanz


On May 8, 2022, JoAnn Marie Sanz was called home to be with her Lord and Savior. She received the greatest grace of eternal peace, where there is no sadness or tears.

Her life, memories, smile and her willingness to help others will always be remembered and cherished by her devoted and loving husband, Phil Sanz; her children Monica (Art), Valerie, Phil (Jolene), Eric (Rachel), Annamarie (Damon); her grandchildren Jozette (Ernie), Art Jr. (Monique), Patricio (Amanda), Julian, Briauna, Camden, Nalen, Eric Jr. (Angelina), Sierra (Brady), Dezmond, Savannah, Angel, Ashley, Damon Jr., Ashlyn, Caitlyn, Steven, and Dae’Sanii; her 24 great-grandchildren; her sister Bernice and her brother Frank (Dolores).

She was preceded in death by her parents Jose Benigno and Anita; her siblings, Phil, Tillie, Samuel, Vicky, Eloisa, Andrew and Bertha; and her spouse, Patricio C. Vigil.

Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own. Our mother was always there for anyone, whether we needed prayer or a shoulder to cry on. She was a woman of strong faith and she instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model whom we will always look up to. Mother, you will always be in our hearts, and we will never forget you. We love you so much. ¡Te quiero mucho mucho! All of God's children say Amen!

Del Norte Services

Rosary: Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Mass: Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 645 Pine St., Del Norte, CO 81132

Internment: Following the funeral at Del Norte Cemetery, 18844 County Rd 15 Del Norte, CO 81132. Reception to follow.

Flowers may be sent to 440 1st St., Del Norte, CO 81132, with a delivery date of June 10. Food donations/drop-offs can be coordinated by Trini Gonzales, 303-524-5465.