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Gerri Sanchez Evans

January 31, 1928 — April 24, 2024

Cortez, Colorado


Graveside services for Gerri Sanchez Evans will be held at 11:00 A.M on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at Cortez Cemetery. 

Margaret Geraldine Cash Sanchez Evans, 96, of Cortez, Colorado entered eternal rest with our Lord on April 24, 2024. She is survived by her son, Larry Sanchez and wife Sharon of Dolores, CO, her daughter Sherri Wright of Cortez, her daughter Merri Sanchez of Longmont, CO, and her sister Kathleen Randolph of Boise, ID. She is also survived by grandchildren Shane Sanchez and wife Denise of Cortez, Leah Wright and husband Sid Knuckles of Cortez, and Jeff Wright and wife Amanda of Greeley, as well as 5 great grand children, 2 great great grand children, 4 nieces, a great niece and great nephew. Her husband of 53 years, J.B. Sanchez, preceded her to heaven in 1998. Her second husband, Barton Evans preceded her in death in 2014. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Laurance Cash and Virginia Wyers, infant son Brian, and infant sister Laurena.

Gerri was born January 31, 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona to her parents Laurance and Virginia Cash. She spent her early years in Alton, Missouri and moved with her parents to Dove Creek, Colorado in 1939. She attended Dove Creek High School, graduating in 1944. Gerri married J.B Sanchez on Dec 5, 1945 after he returned from WWII. They moved to Cortez in 1969. J.B. and Gerri opened San Juan Gems rock shop in Cortez in 1969. After J.B’s death Gerri started spending winters in Quartzsite, Arizona. She most recently resided in Madison House.

Gerri was a devoted Christian and loved God. She loved traveling to gem and mineral shows with J.B. and meeting new people. She was an avid reader and enjoyed study time with her Bible. She had been an active member with the VFW Auxiliary since 1951, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and her church throughout the years. Gerri had a great sense of humor and would bring the family to laughter when you got her to start telling stories from the early years of her life and marriage. 

She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by her family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez.


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