Pete Sanchez Obituary
Peter Sanchez, age 78, a 13 year resident of Fort Mohave, AZ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 3rd 2019.
Pete was born in Lordsburg, New Mexico on August 1st, 1940 to Isabel (Herb) and Frances Sanchez. He joined the National Guard and was stationed in Fort Chafee, AR. After he returned home to Lordsburg he moved to California where he worked for Airstream Trailer and eventually opened his own paint and body shop – Master’s Truck and Auto. He settled in Long Beach, CA where he met his wife Debbie in the summer of 1974 – they married in May of 1978. His passion was painting and restoring vehicles – his pride was the 1953 Ford Panel that he restored. Eventually he sold Master’s and finished his working career with Bragg Crane and Rigging / Heavy Transport – where he retired from in August of 2005.
After retiring Pete and Debbie relocated to Fort Mohave, AZ in November of 2005 – He continued to do his projects and staying busy working on the house waiting for Debbie to retire so they could travel the US. He made friends quickly and was known for his sayings…Que Loco, Simon, Simon, Simon and Whatcha!!! He loved music and sports – the blues and latin jazz were at the top of his list , the Raiders and the Lakers. Pete loved life and tried to make the most of everyday.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel (Herb) and Frances Sanchez and infant daughter Lisa Sanchez
Pete is survived by his wife Debbie of 40 years, Daughters, Debbie (Russ) Clark, Laura (Raymond) Pacheco, Lisa Kelly, Julie Sanchez, and son Phillip “Tony” Sanchez. 14 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, and a large extended family. He is also survived by 2 brothers Richard and Robert Sanchez.
9250 S. Ranchero Ln. Mohave Valley, AZ 86440 | 2724 Silver Creek Rd. Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: (928) 768-5959 | Fax: (928) 768-5999