Evangeline Sanchez (Vangie & Hellie) 95, Leavenworth, Homestead Assisted Living, passed away Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at Kansas City Hospice House and Palliative Care, Kansas City, Mo. with her
loving daughter, Yolanda (Yogie) Dittemore and son-In-law Rodger Dittemore by her side. She was born
August 12, 1925 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the youngest of seven children to Pedro and
Amalia Sanchez. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1945.
Evangeline (Vangie) was a bookkeeper for F. W. Woolworth Company for over 25 years. She retired
from Woolworths in 1972 she started on her second career working for Spartans and worked for 20
years. After her retirement from Spartans she enjoyed listening to her Country and Spanish Music,
watching Spanish Novelas, singing, gardening, traveling, and dancing with her special friend, Joe Lucero.
He preceded her in death. She lived in Los Ranchos of Albuquerque until the age of 90 years old. She
shared wonderful memories of her home in Los Ranchos, a place she kept near to her heart. She was a
lifetime member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She was a devoted and loving
mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. Evangeline will be greatly missed by her loving
family and by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Yolanda (Yogie), Sanchez Dittemore (Rodger) Leavenworth, Kansas, two
grandchildren: Shawn Ditsch (Kelly) Blackshear, Georgia, and Sonya Murphy (Dustin) Lansing, Kansas,
eight grandchildren: Garrett Houzenga, Mckayla Houzenga, Brooklyn Ditsch, Larynn Mick, Logan
Christensen, Allison Murphy, Anna Murphy, and Austin Murphy. Special nieces: Cathy Dimas (Jean),
Priscilla Hansen, Sandra Cordova (Sammy), Aurelia Hernandez, Donna West (John), and Deidre Marquez
(Danny). Special nephews: Ernest Garda (JoAnn), Orlando Olivas, Pete Sanchez (Berlinda), Michael
Sanchez (Rossy), and Henry Whiting Jr. Special and dear friends: Dora Sanchez and Liz Candelaria. Many
more great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by a special friend, Joe Lucero, her parents, three brothers, three sisters, two
favorite nieces: Fabie Olivas and Rosemary Wilson.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 21, at 7:30 am, a rosary will be recited at 8:00 am, mass at 9:00
am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Alameda, New Mexico, burial will follow at San Carlos Cemetery, Alameda, New Mexico.
Casket Bearers will be Danny Marquez, John West, Shawn Ditsch, Dustin Murphy, Richard Sanchez, and Dominic Wilson.
Honorary Pallbearers: OJ West, Neiman Marquez, Alex War, and Jeremy Gauld.
Memorial contributions may be given to Leavenworth Council of Aging Meals on Wheels or Leavenworth Assistance Center
Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Daniels Family Funeral Services 9420 Fourth Street N.W.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114 are entrusted to arrangements.
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