Margie B. Sanchez Obituary

Margie B. Sanchez, a longtime resident of Safford, Arizona, passed away on September 25, 2015 at Tucson Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on March 28, 1925 to Pablo and Mercedes Barela in Fort Thomas, Arizona.

Margie worked for many years as a nurse for several Safford area physicians. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Prior to moving to Tucson, she was an active member of the Fifth Ward of the LDS Church in Safford.

Margie is survived by her sons, Dr. Richard (Jan) Sanchez, of Tucson, AZ; Donald Sanchez, former Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco; granddaughter, Sophia Elena Sanchez and great-grandson, Santana Marcos Sanchez-Ortiz of Oakland, CA.

Margie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Marcos Sanchez, and her son, Mark Phillip Sanchez.

A visitation for Margie will be held at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am with the funeral service starting at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the Gila Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at