Mrs. Sanchez was born in Beeville on Sept. 1, 1935, to Miguel and Esther Perez Loya. She married Louis C. Sanchez on April 16, 1954,
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on July 7, 2007; and a sister, Maria Cantu.
Survivors include a daughter, Annette Sanchez (Al) Puga of Beeville; two sons, Louis (Stella) Sanchez Jr. of Beeville and David (Janie) Sanchez of Arlington; a brother, Balde (Palmira) Loya of Beeville; a sister, Virginia (Leonard) DeLaGarza of Sugar Land; seven grandchildren, Veronica, Louis Miguel, Victoria, David Jr., Marina, Adrianna and Brent; and a great-grandson.
Visitation was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at St. James Catholic Church with a rosary and funeral Mass following at 2 o’clock with Father Balaswamy Pasala officiating. Interment was at Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Bobby Villegas, Miguel Sanchez, Bob Coley, David Sanchez Jr., Brent Puga and John Fulghum.
Honorary pallbearers were Adrianna Baltazar, Jayse Arredondo, Maurice Govella, Linda Coley and Stella Cano.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel