Jose Luis Sandoval Meraz, a kind hearted man, passed away on August 28, 2021 (at 2:40 pm after he had the final dance with his one and only) at the age of 46 in Boise Idaho. He is survived by his wife Marivelle Sandoval, his daughters Giovanni (Leeroy) Pangelinan; Analeze Almaraz; Natalia Vega; his sons José (Alyssa) Sandoval Jr; Daniel (Emeli) Almaraz, Arelian Sandoval, Angelo Sandoval; and his grandchildren, Leilani Ayessa Sandoval; MyaLynn Lee Pangelinan; Jasiah Aziel Almaraz and Roman Vaadu Garza. He is also survived by his grandmother Maria Meraz Moreno; his mother, Susana Meraz Moreno; his sister, Luz María Velasquez; his brother, Antonio Sandoval and all of his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Refugio Meraz
Calvillo and his father Santiago Sandoval Mendoza.
Jose (AKA Josie, Gordo, Fatboy, and our teddy bear) was born on April 18, 1975 to his parents Santiago and Susana Sandoval. He married the love of his life, Mari Almaraz on July 2, 2011. With their marriage, a blessed family of 9 was united as one. His love was so big he also did foster care for many years and adopted his niece, Elisima Avila, and nephew, Christian Gamino. Jose was a huge family man, loving father, papa and the most amazing husband to his one and only for the past 18 years, 9 months, 14 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes.
For his education, he attended Boise State University. Afterwards, he worked as a debt collector for nearly 10 years. Recently, he had been working hard to recieve his Real Estate license. Mari and Jose lived life to the fullest together by traveling all over, driving cross country and going to Hawaii was a highlight in one of their many vacations, they were involved in many organizations together; including, being a mentor for the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy and an advocate for Advocates Against Domestic Violence. Jose was a social, loving, and caring man who was deeply invested in the lives of his family. His greatest passion was cooking for his loved ones. When he made a meal, the food had to be perfect and precise to his liking. His meals never lacked the exquisite taste to the palate that he was searching for.
His family and friends will always remember him by his enormous bear hugs and the kisses he gave us on our foreheads. With the kisses of affection, you could feel the rough, prickly feeling of his beard and that is how you know he truly loved you. Anytime he began to speak, you knew your night was not going to end early because of his detailed storytelling and contagious laugh. He was admired for being a down to earth, humble man and a great role model to anyone in his life.
A celebration of life in his honor is scheduled for September 4th
at 2 pm in the Dakan Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow at 16297
Kingsley Way Caldwell, ID 83607. Rudy Chavez will be officiating his
service, all are welcome to attend and celebrate his life. The family
would like to personally thank you for all of your support and prayers
throughout this time of grief. Flowers, cards, and donations can be sent
to Marivelle at 16297 Kingsley Way Caldwell, ID 83607.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 9/4/2021 at 01:50 PM, Mountain Standard Time.
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