Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Antonia Aponita Sanchez, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at her home in Portage.
She was born on June 6, 1953 in Gallina, New Mexico, a daughter of Tomas and Porfiria Velasquez Chavez. She was reared and educated in Gallina where she graduated from Coronado High School.
Antonia married Adonice Morfin on June 6, 1973 in Park View, New Mexico. They were later divorced. She married Isaac Sanchez on November 12, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2003.
She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Antonia enjoyed crocheting, spending time outdoors, going on drives and being with her family.
Surviving are her seven children, Justo (Jeneal) Morfin; Jesse (Stephanie) Morfin; Isaac (Kimmi) Sanchez; Amanda (Clemente) Sanchez; Viola (Robert) Kocher; Rita (Jim) Eagle; Stella Vanderpool; 26 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She is also survived by four siblings, Clara (Chago) Fermin; Joe (Piedad) Chavez; Loyola (Robert) Archuleta; and Juan Chavez.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Isaac Sanchez, one granddaughter, Nichole Vanderpool, and one sister-in-law, Patsy Chavez.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church, 380 South 200 East, Brigham City, UT.
Holy Rosary will be said on Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 5:00 p.m. and with a viewing to follow from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com
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My deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Blessings and prayers.
Rest In Peace Antonia.
Condolences to Jesse and Stephanie Morfin and children Philip and Lily. I know how much you loved your Mother and Grandmother. I am sure your heart is filled with many fond memories . Many prayers are sent to your family during this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to the Antonia Sanchez family. May God be your strength and comfort in this very difficult time. Antonia was a very strong lady who loved her family and was courageous till the end. She has left great memories for us to cherish.
I will always remember how none judgmental your mom was. She was always willing to help anybody at any time. She always had good advice to give. I loved her smile she could make anyone laugh. She always made sure i never left her house without a full belly. She was a great women and i will forever miss her my heart is with the family at this time! And especially my good friend amanda stay strong girl may god be with you and your family! I really wish i could be there! RIP Antonia
My sympathy and condolences to you and your family. God bless 🙏 us all
Stella and Dennis Vanderpool
Words cannot describe how many amazing fun memories I have with your mom with your grandma.
I believe my fondest memory that I will treasure forever is when she opened her home for me to stay while we both awaited the birth of our grandson Tommy. The countless hours we spent laughing enjoying each other's company the talks we had the amazing food she cooked I will forever treasure these memories.
The countless times that she made Tortillas for us and laughed and laughed because side by side Danny or not I kid make them the way she did or make them taste the way she made them taste
And many times we stand in our backyard enjoying each other's families Isaac and Antonia Danny and I and all the kids many time Laughing playing games watching fireworks.
Our many blessings and prayers for the whole family and her countless number of friends today
rest in peace Antonia
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