Age 77 was a longtime resident of McIntosh NM and a previous longtime resident of Taos New Mexico Gilbert Sanchez was born on February 6th 1944 to Eufelio and Adonelia in Taos NM. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Arthur Sanchez, Gilbert was a very good provider for his family and a very hard worker and was a stearn man who wished his family well a few of his hobbies were fishing, raising animals being outdoors, woodworking and some mechanics.He was a man who had a great and witty sense of humor he was a man that took pride in his work and all that he did he appreciated everything that he worked so hard for. Gilbert Sanchez was very prideful of his relationship with God and his dedication to his Catholic faith. Gilbert will be very missed by his family and friends. Gilbert is survived by his wife Lena Sanchez of McIntosh New Mexico 6 sons Julian Sanchez and family, Ruben Sanchez and wife Andrea M Sanchez and family, Mike Sanchez and family. Jose Garcia and wife Bernadette, Gilbert T. Sanchez and wife Jamie and family, Adam Garcia and wife Michelle and family two daughters Bernice Monteith and husband David and family, Andrea A. Sanchez and family two brothers Eddie Sanchez and Christopher Sanchez three sisters Lorraine Sanchez, Erlinda Gonzales and Virginia Ibarra ;21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survived by previous wife Eleanor E Sanchez and family, many nieces and nephews cousins and friends. Funeral mass will be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio rancho New Mexico on Thursday April 15th 2021 at 10:30.