Richard, age 70, passed away on November 25, 2020. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 57 years. He was an engineering technician for Digital and HP.

Richard was born May 7, 1950 to Anthony Sanchez and Adeline (Lovato) Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Richard was fond of the outdoor life. He enjoyed camping, fishing and the great outdoors. He also enjoyed sports, namely football. He was an avid fan of the Air Force Falcons and Denver Broncos. He was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church where he helped facilitate the Hearts on Fire Prayer Group. He had a heart for children and helping those less fortunate.

He attended Widefield High School and graduated in 1968. He also attended Colorado State University. He served in the United States Air Force for four years from 1968-1972.

He is survived by siblings; Barbara (Chuck) Matzker, Christopher (Diana) Sanchez and Teresa Sanchez; his nieces and nephews David (Jennifer) Lehrman, Jeff (Jessica) Sanchez-Lehrman, Jeremy Lehrman, Charles (Kandace) Matzker, Barbara (Chris) Frye, Max (Lorena) Lucero, Gina (Mike) Herrmann. Isaac (Crystal) Lucero and 20 great nephews and nieces.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 5354 S. Hwy 85/87, Security, Colorado 80911. Burial will be private at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions rosary and reception will not be held.

Memorials in the name of Rick Sanchez may be made to Capitol Campaign Fund for Carmody Hall, (Select: Quick give, on right, select: Gift Information, select: Carmody Hall, Add Special Intention in box)

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Rick’s family. He will be missed by many. Rick was more like a brother to me than a friend. He definitely was my Brother in Christ, and loved Jesus very much.

    I will always have fond memories of camping, fishing, and attending Air Force football games with him and his brother Chris, as well as attending Praise and Worship with them at Holy Apostles.

    Rick and all of his family remain in our prayers. May God bless you all!


    Bob & Monique Gonzalez
    Colorado Springs, CO

  2. Rick was a warm, big hearted, gentle man. Always a kind word of encouragement for others no matter what was happening in his own life. With God he fought some big obstacles and was always so positve. His smile would light up a room. God was always front and center in his life and we’re sure he is smiling his biggest smile in God’s presence. Our deep loss is Heaven’s gain. Rest in Peace, we miss you.

  3. Sorry to hear of Rick’s Passing. Enjoyed talking with him at the prayer group on Wed nights.

  4. I leave you all love from el Rancho DeLay and from Marta DeLay’s family including her son Paul, grandchildren Paul and Selena and Tiffany. You all know how close Ken was to you and I will always remember Rick and Chris coming to give Ken his last blessing. I’m forever thankful for that!

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