lorenzo "Satch" Sanchez

Friday , March 28, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Contributed, Standard-Examiner Staff

ROY - Lorenzo "Satch" Sanchez passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. Lorenzo was born on February 10, 1937 in Gallup, New Mexico to Refugio and Soledad Sanchez.

Satch attended middle school and high school in Carbon County, Utah. He was a graduate of Weber State College where he attained his Master's Degree. In 1956, Satch entered the military and served with the United States Army in Korea. After serving in Korea, Satch joined the UtahNational Guard that he laterretired from. After retirement Satch pursued other interests;being the ultimate handyman at Triple Stop in Roy for Bruce "The Bossman" Crouch and spending his days being the nanny for his grandchildren.

In 1959, Satch marriedBarbara Eva Herrera. Together they had three children Connie, Raymond and Camille. They later divorced, remaining good friends. Satch then married Virginia LaCoste in June 1986 gaining two daughters, Heidi and Jody. The two families bonded together,creating many memories that Satch was a part of.

Satch had many hobbies such as: hunting, fishing, camping and watching sports. Satch loved watching Notre Dame Football, the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Celtics. He looked forward to his annual guys fishing trips and his yearly deer hunts. As he always said, "Whathappens hunting or fishing stayed with hunting or fishing."

Satch has many grandchildren and they were all the apple of his eye. They never left Grandpa's house without a stack of quarters, or as he called it, "Ice Cream Money." All the grandkids also loved to crush cans and pick chilis with their Grandpa.

No one ever came or left Satch's house without being offered a beer or a treat. He always offered the first one after that "you were on your own" and anytime you came to visit him or called you were greeted with a "Wazzup" or "Hey Baby."

Satch is survived by his wife Virginia Sanchez, Roy, UT; his five children and their spouses Connie and Dan Wardlaw, Temecula, CA; Raymond and Valerie Sanchez, West Haven, UT; Camille and Carlyle Smith, Farr West, UT, Heidi and Chad Smith, Clinton, UT; Jody and Mark Bates, Roy, UT; mother-in-law Mary LaCoste, Roy, UT. He is also survived by his sister Refugia Gonzales and his very special hunting partner Owen Melcher. He has 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, many special nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Soledad, two sisters, Victoria and Juanita, one brother, Raymond, and one granddaughter, Bryleigh.

A celebration of Satch's life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12 noon at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy. Friends may visit with the family from 11 -11:45 am.

Cremation under the direction of Myers Roy Mortuary.

Send condolences to the family at: www.myers-mortuary.com

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