Donald Michael Sandoval of Bloomfield, New Mexico passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, of COVID complications at the age of 64. Donald was born January 13, 1958 in Cortez, Colorado to Jose Victor Sandoval, Jr. and Lupita Madrid.
In Donald’s early years he boxed for Aztec Boxing club winning multiple championships which include the Golden Gloves and placing 3rd at the National Junior Olympics, as well as being awarded outstanding boxer at the same event. He was a renowned Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Jockey that would travel across the USA becoming one of the best the industry would ever see. He would continue to enjoy his passion for animals by training horses and dogs. He loved to hunt, fish, and shoot guns with friends and family. He would take care of anyone that needed it or didn’t have anyone to help. This kindness would come full circle when he moved home to Bloomfield to help take care of his mother Lupita that is currently suffering from Dementia. Everyone who would come to know him would see his kind and loving heart and willingness to help others. He had a son that he treasured and helped make into the wonderful man that he is today. The world has lost one of the greatest people to ever grace the earth, and heavens light will grow brighter with his addition.
Preceded in death by: his father, Jose Victor Sandoval, Jr., brother, Manual Sandoval, paternal, Eufelia Loomis, Manual Madrid, maternal, Jose Victor Sandoval Sr. and Isabel Candelaria.
Survived by his wife, Christina Sandoval, son, Christian Dane Sandoval, mother, Lupita Sandoval, brother, Albert Sandoval, sister, Elizabeth Reinhardt.
A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Deacon Roger Garcia on Friday, January 28, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A reception will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico.
Memorials/donations made be made to:
Funeral home in charge of arrangements:
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 E. Ute Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone Number: (505) 325-8688