Anna-Marie Maldonado, 60, of Safford, passed away after a long battle with cancer on October 9, 2018. She was born November 9, 1957 in Morenci, Arizona to Gabriel R. Maldonado & Amelia C. Ruiz joining her siblings; Gabriel Jr, Rebecca and Guadalupe.
She attended schools in Morenci, including the old Morenci High School. She met & fell in love with Seferino M. Sanchez and the two were together for 38 years. They were blessed with five children; Catalina, Rebecca, Marianna, Seferino III and Moises.
Anna-Marie had many hobbies and interests such as sewing, coloring, lottery scratchers and cross-word puzzles. She always took those in need under her wing giving them love and support however needed. She loved being a grandmother but was also very young at heart. She was a beautiful woman who, at times, could be stubborn but she was also a very strong woman who was definitely a fighter.
Anna-Marie is survived by her love Seferino M. Sanchez, her children; Catalina R. Maldonado, Rebecca R. Alvarez, Marianna M. Sanchez, Seferino Sanchez III & Moises S. Sanchez, her siblings; Gabriel Maldonado, Jr. & Rebecca Villescas, 20 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild and her favorite pet, Marley Marie Maldonado.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Gabriel R. Maldonado & Amelia C. Ruiz, her sister Guadalupe Burrella, her Great-Grandchild Guadalupe A. Soto and her Great-Great Grandchild Analiah M. Sanchez.
Services for Anna-Marie will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church beginning with a viewing at 8:00 a.m. followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 9:00 and the Mass of Christian Burial starting at 10:00 with Rev. Father Nicodemus Shaghel, VC as Celebrant.
There's still time to send flowers to the Viewing at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church from 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM on October 25, 2018.
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