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Mateo Francisco Sandoval

April 5, 2005 — January 14, 2020

Mateo Francisco Sandoval, 14, met the eyes of Jesus on January 14, 2020. He was born on April 5, 2005 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Mateo was a member of the Moriarty High School Football , Basketball and Track Teams, 4H and Sociedad De San Jose. He was a National Junior Honor Society Member, Athlete of the Year in 2019 for Edgewood Middle School and Student of the Year 2019 for Edgewood Middle School. Mateo participated in National History Day and as Student Council President in the 5th Grade as well as an Alter Server. Mateo loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing and camping. He loved gaming with his brother and all his friends around the world. Mateo had a special connection with kids and he so enjoyed holding babies. He could fall asleep anywhere and did so often, even at loud basketball games. He enjoyed mentoring the young flag football players and teaching them about the sport he deeply loved. He dreamed of playing football at the next level, with his eyes set on playing for Michigan State. Mateo positively impacted every life he touched; his love of God was mighty. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and community. Mateo is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Joan Daw and paternal grandfather Frank Sandoval. He is survived by his parents, Ernie and Alexandra Sandoval; sister, Camille Sandoval; maternal grandfather, Allan Price Daw; Paternal grandmother, Doris Sandoval as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Moriarty High School Gymnasium. The Rosary will be recited at 9:00 A.M. The Celebration of Mass will follow at 10:00 A.M. Father Lancaster will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers will be the entire student body of Moriarty High School. Burial will be at the Stanley Cemetery in Stanley, New Mexico.
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