Roy Dean Sanders

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Roy Dean Sanders

<p>Roy Dean Sanders, 77, of Salem, NM passed away on April 14, 2024, in Las Cruces, NM.</p><p><br></p><p>Roy Dean was born at home in Salem, NM to Darcil Albert and Ermagene Sanders on February 19, 1947. He graduated from Hatch Valley High School in 1965. After high school he went to a trade school for electronics and then joined the Army. He served in the Army from Nov. 66 to Nov. 68 and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam war.</p><p><br></p><p>After returning home from the service he worked as a welder in Phoenix, AZ. Then he worked for John Deere Industrial Equipment, Komatsu and Ingersoll-Rand in El Paso, TX. He worked on all types of heavy equipment as well as being an automotive mechanic. After returning to Arizona, he did building maintenance in several commercial buildings in Phoenix, AZ. After retiring he returned home to Salem, NM.</p><p><br></p><p>He is preceded in death by his parents, Darcil and Ermagene Sanders of Salem, NM.</p><p><br></p><p>Roy Dean is survived by his son, Tracy Wayne Sanders of Ft. Worth, TX. He is also survived by three brothers, Darrell Sanders of Portland, OR, Travis and his wife Patricia Sanders of Las Cruces, NM, and Nathan Sanders of Las Cruces, NM; Four sisters; Saxon and her husband Don Engstrom of Terrebonne, OR, Lora Lynn and her husband Don Christensen of Abilene, TX, Marti Blea of Las Cruces, NM and Nora Beth Scholfield of Abilene, TX. And numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.</p><p><br></p><p>A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 10:00 am at the</p><p>La Paz-Graham’s Funeral Home at 555 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM.</p><p><br></p><p>The family would like to thank Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Dona Ana for assisting with his care.</p><p><br></p><p>Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to First Baptist Church, Hatch, NM, 421 Franklin St., Hatch, NM, 87937.</p><p><br></p>
February 19, 1947 - April 14, 202402/19/194704/14/2024
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