Lucy Joan Mitchell, 82, Deming resident passed away Friday May 11, 2018 at her home.

Lucy was born July 5, 1935 to Elisa Trujillo and Julian W. Mitchell in Wagon Mound, New Mexico. She moved to Deming in 1982 coming from Grants and was employed as a Teacher's Aide for the Deming Public Schools for 7 years before retiring. She loved to cook and spend time with her family.

She is survived by ex-husband, Carlos Sanchez of Deming; 3 sons, Gilbert Sanchez of Texas, Alfonso and Julian Sanchez both of Deming; 2 daughters, Carla Zamora and husband Jose, Elizabeth Gallegos and husband Albert both of Deming; brother, Julian Mitchell; sister, Elizabeth Gutierrez; grandchildren, Ebony Zamora, Erica Gallegos, Elizardo Zamora, Gabriel Sanchez, Alfonso Sanchez, Adam Sanchez, Roxanne Sanchez, Charlee Sanchez, Carter Sanchez, Cash Sanchez and Mia Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Carly Porter, Victoria Zamora and Daniel Villareal.

Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Elisa Mitchell; daughter, Roxanne Sanchez; brother, George Mitchell and sister, Stella Cermack.

A celebration of her life will be celebrated Saturday May 19, 2018 at 2:30 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

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