Diego Sterling Sanhueza-Dales
April 12, 1983—January 19, 2013

It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, and father, Diego Sterling Sanhueza.

His passing away has been a terrible and unexpected loss.

Diego was a most loving young man and a very kind person…full of life and joy and great plans for the future.  He was madly in love with his two children, Addison, age 5, and Hayden, 8 months.

His kind heart will forever be his legacy, both figuratively and literally. Diego always felt a strong desire to help those in need. He was a Navy Veteran who loved his country and fellow man. Diego also chose to be an organ donor…and it comforts our hearts to know that his might save lives.

The memory of his zest for life and his intense love for family and friends will be that which we’ll hold most dear. We are thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing us with his tender spirit for these last 29 years. Diego will be missed profoundly by all those who ever knew him.

He is survived by: his parents, Rafael and Margaret Sanhueza; 4 brothers and 2 sisters: Alejandro Rafael Sanhueza, Cris Isabella Sanhueza, José Francisco Sanhueza, Ginger Baker-Sanhueza, Pablo Sebastian Sanhueza, and Max Sanhueza; Lina B. Sanhueza, grandmother; his children: Addison Pearl-Elaine & her mother Jessica Sanhueza Messina and Hayden Stone & his mother Jessi Millsap; Shaiffu Sharma Sanhueza, sister-in-law; Koelle Angelica Sanhueza, niece; Sam Baker, brother-in-law; Maggi Sanhueza, sister-in-law; America Udd, aunt; Jacqui Moss, aunt; Patricio Sanhueza, uncle; Thomas Udd, uncle; Enrique Sanhueza, uncle; Cousins: Shawn Albertson, Jennifer Cole Chavis, Matthew Moss, Carolina Sanhueza, Andrés Sanhueza, Ivan Serrano, Tobias Udd, Ryan Chavis, Railey Kay Chavis, Sterling Chavis, Lisa Brock Albertson, and Alexis Mauricio Pérez. He was preceeded in death by grandparents: Rafael Sanhueza, Jack Dales, & Evelyn Dales, and a sister, Angelica.

Funeral services will be Friday at noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Christian Griggs officiating.  Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Diego’s Children’s Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 885, Dalton, GA 30722, please make check payable to Max Sanhueza.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.


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