On August 28, 2010, our beloved Mother Carmen Lucy (Loera) Sanchez passed from this life and into the Arms of the Lord at the young age of 88.
She is survived by her six children Robert T. Sanchez, Dennis A. Sanchez, Marshall J. Sanchez, Siria (Sid) M. Sanchez (Pappani), Nancy A. Sanchez-Clark, and Nicholas R. Sanchez. Carmen also leaves her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, her 5 siblings, and hundreds of friends.
Carmen was born in Selma, CA, January 16, 1922, to Nicholas and Maria Loera and was raised on a farm in that area. Carmen will always be remembered for her Great Spirit, wisdom (ditchos), and love of life. She enjoyed traveling and camping, a good conversation with friends and family where she would reminisce about stories of her early life, singing and dancing, volunteering at the Gilroy Senior Center, skeet shooting and gun collecting, canning and cooking (the best homemade apple pie in the world), slot machines and a great pot of coffee. She will especially be remembered for her dedication to her family, love of her religion, and her selflessness.
Mom, you have blessed our lives and will be greatly missed. You have enriched our lives in so many ways and you will be in our thoughts and our hearts and prayers for the rest of our days. May you now be at peace in the kingdom of God.
Viewing to begin 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 2, 2010, with Vigil services following at 7:00 P.M. both at Habing Family Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers. donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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