Obituary of Armando Sandoval
Leon Armando Sandoval, 87 of Peralta, NM entered into eternal rest on October 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Diana, granddaughter Gabriella, parents Benjamin and Anna Kavanaugh Sandoval, brother Benjamin and sister Yvonne(nun Sister Mary of Jesus). He is survived by 8 children: Rosanna, Yvonne, Monica, Carm(Andrew), Paul, Ben(Michelle), Daniel and Angelica(Marcos), 10 grandchildren: Isaiah, Xavier, Dichelle(Robby), Rhyker, Tobias, Dominique, Sofia, Elijah, Geneva, Arriana, 5 great grandchildren: Layla, Grace, Ezekiel, Xiana and Nehemiah. Also surviving are his 5 brothers, 2 sisters, nephews, nieces, in-laws, many cousins, godchildren and friends.
Armando spent his childhood in northern NM between Las Vegas and Espanola. He studied and obtained a bachelors degree in Theology and majored in Philosophy at Mt Angel Abbey at St. Benedict, OR. He was a regional manager for Vocational Rehabilitation in the state of Oregon. Along his journey, he made many wonderful friends, co-workers and compadres, which he remained in contact with after retirement.
Armando was a very faithful, skillful and giving man to which he loved blessing others. His acts of service included taking communion to the sick, teaching faith and the scriptures of God to the local prisoners and jail. He was very involved with our catholic church. He frequented daily mass as a devout catholic. Outside his religious activities, he enjoyed gardening, walking, crossword puzzles, reading, listening to classical music, watching his Denver Broncos and entertaining family and friends with his many jokes and sayings.
Services to be held at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, NM. Rosary will be at 7:00pm Tuesday Nov 8, 2022 with a viewing at 6:00pm. The funeral mass will be Wednesday Nov 9th at 10:00am with viewing at 9:00am. Pallbearers include: Paul, Ben, Daniel, Isaiah, Xavier, Rhyker with honorary pallbearers: Andrew, Marcos, Robby, Tobias and Elijah.
In Lieu of flowers, the family would ask for a donation to one of his favorite catholic charities: Little Sisters of the Poor, Priests for Life, Church Militant, Lifesite or a mass said in his memory.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Armando Sandoval , please visit Tribute Store