Angel Alejandro McCleaft Sanchez, born May 23, 2007, in Salt Lake City, UT, was a young man of great courage and an adventurous spirit. Angel's life, though tragically brief, was filled with a love of family, a passion for learning, and a deep desire to serve others. His zest for life and unique charisma made every room brighter. As Ernest Hemingway once said, "Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and loved that distinguish one man from another." And Angel, in his own unique way, distinguished himself through his loving and generous nature.\n\nAngel was an exemplary student, honored specifically for his prowess in mathematics. The food industry was his professional calling, and he took great pride in serving others. Beyond his work and studies, Angel was a lively soul who loved boxing, running, and had a fondness for cars. He had an insatiable curiosity and a heart for adventure, often spending time hiking and playing with his nephews. Angel's love for his family was profound, particularly his father, whom he aspired to emulate, and his beloved mother and grandmother. Angel was a dedicated son, a protective brother to Evelyn and Jace, and a caring grandson to Evelyn Nieves. \n\nIn his personal life, Angel was a beacon of selflessness. He was always willing to lend his time and energy to those in need, embodying the spirit of generosity in every sense. His goal to join the military when he was old enough spoke volumes about his courage and his readiness to serve. Angel’s life may have been short, but it was certainly impactful. He leaves behind a rich legacy of love and selflessness, having touched the lives of many in his community and beyond. Angel is survived by his mother Reyna Sanchez, father Joshua McCleaft, sister Evelyn McCleaft, brother Jace Sanchez, and grandmother Evelyn Nieves. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Alejandro Sanchez.\n\nViewings will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 6:00pm MDT at Tate Mortuary, and on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:00am MDT at St Marguerite Catholic Church. A rosary will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:30am MDT at St Marguerite Catholic Church, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00am MDT.\n\nIn honor of Angel, we encourage you to share your memories and photos of him on his memorial page. In remembering Angel, let us celebrate the joy, courage, and love that he brought into our lives. Even in our loss, we are grateful for the gift of his life and the privilege of having known him.\n\nThe family would like to thank the McCleaft and Saavedra families, and Angle's aunts Josefina & Diana for their generosity and support during this time.