Alice M Sanchez
December 24, 1939 – October 28, 2020
Alice M. Sanchez (Alysha)
December 24, 1939 to October 28, 2020.
Alice, 80, passed away at home in Commerce City, Colorado on October 28. She was born in San Acacio, Colorado as the beloved and esteemed daughter to the late Pat Rael and wife Mary Rael. She is survived by her brother Patrick Rael and her five sisters Carmen Gallegos; Marty Griego; Susan Jones; Patricia Fraunfelter and Maryann Sandoval. She was Married to the late Jose Eraldo “Harold” Sanchez for over 40 years. She was mother to the late Michelle K. Collier and survived by her son Harold K. Sanchez; her son-in law Michael Collier; stepdaughter Judy M. Sanchez and stepson Rico Tivis. She leaves behind her four wonderful grandchildren: Jamie Sanchez, Christian Ball, Rochelle McAuliffe and her husband Colin; Nicole Collier and Great granddaughter Ava Haase-Sanchez.
Alice Graduated from High School, and later received her teaching degree from Adams State College for English & History. She taught middle school, high school and at the Community College in Grants New Mexico. She continued her professional career by selling insurance for Equitable Insurance Company before returning to teaching.
One of her favorite accomplishments in life was being a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for professionals in education. Inducted into the society in 1972 as a member of the Alpha Beta chapter in Colorado, she became the chapter president of the New Mexico chapter, as well as the US forum representative and a member of legislature from 1998 to 2006. Her contributions to education included personal affairs committee from 2000 to 2002.
Alice was an avid reader and passed her love of reading to her granddaughters and great-granddaughters as well. Her love and her commitment to education has been passed onto everyone that she met, and she will be dearly missed by friends and family alike. Services were held on November 3 at Olinger Funeral Home at Crown Hill.