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Derrick "Dudes" Sanchez, 1976-2006

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Derek "Dudes" Sanchez, who had two sons and two stepchildren, died Jan. 11 at age 29.
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Derrick “Dudes” Sanchez died unexpectedly Jan. 11. He was 29. Sanchez was born on Jan. 17, 1976, in Leadville. He grew up in Eagle County and eventually moved to Pueblo.

Derrick was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Fabian Rodriguez and Delfino E. Sanchez; and cousins Jerome Gallegos, Jamie and Tommy Medina, and Eddie Rodriguez. He is survived by his mother, Mary Rodriguez; his father, Louis Sanchez; sons Diego and Marcus Sanchez; stepchildren Sonny and Elysia Gonzalez; the children’s mother, Antoinette Sisneros; Debbie Sanchez and her children; brother Anthony Sanchez; sister Brandi Sanchez; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Family members say Derrick enjoyed the mountains, fishing and hunting, and that he was an avid Bronco fan and loved his kids and family.

Services were held Jan. 16 at Imperial Funeral Home.

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