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Minerva Sanchez

August 11, 1962 — July 21, 2023

Minerva Sanchez

 

Minerva V. Sanchez, a dedicated teacher aide and a pillar of her community, passed away on July 21, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness. Born on August 11, 1962, Minerva embraced life with a remarkable spirit, cherishing her family and friends in everything she did. She will always be remembered for her genuine compassion, generous nature, and extraordinary ability to bring joy to those around her.  Minerva discovered early in life that the greatest gift one can possess is a loving family; her proudest accomplishments were deeply rooted in the bonds she nurtured with her loved ones. As a mother and grandmother, she showered her family with unconditional love and support. Nothing made Minerva happier than spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.


Christmas held a special place in Minerva's heart. It was during this festive season that she showcased her creativity and love for decorating their home. The sparkle in her eyes as she adorned their living space was contagious, spreading joy to all who visited. Family and friends eagerly anticipated gathering around her beautifully decorated Christmas tree each year.

Beyond her role as a devoted family woman, Minerva had an array of passions that brought color to her life. One of her favorite hobbies was traveling, where she eagerly explored new cultures and made lifelong memories along the way. Attending her grandkids' games filled her heart with pride as she cheered them on from the sidelines.  In the kitchen, Minerva transformed into a culinary artist, delighting everyone with mouthwatering baked goods and savory dishes. Her love for cooking was completed by sharing meals with friends and family around the table — moments brimming with laughter and heartfelt conversations.

A talented artist at heart, Minerva found solace in expressing herself through various arts and crafts projects. Whether it be painting intricate landscapes or creating handmade cards for loved ones, she poured her heart into each creation. Minerva's love for the outdoors, particularly fishing, provided her with tranquility and peace.  Minerva also enjoyed the thrill of a gamble. Whether it was playing card games or testing her luck at the casino, she embraced the excitement and camaraderie that came with taking risks; her infectious laughter filled the air as she engaged in playful banter with her friends, making every moment enjoyable.  But above all else, Minerva valued family time above everything. She enjoyed spending time with her family while her husband or brother would barbeque in the backyard; it became a cherished tradition where love and laughter flowed freely.


Minerva V. Sanchez was a woman with an enormous heart, loving everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She touched countless lives with her kindness and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on all who crossed her path. Her generosity knew no bounds; she would lend a helping hand without hesitation or expectation of anything in return.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Leticia Vergara and Maru Lopez.

 

Among those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Chris Sanchez; children, Chris (Jessica) Sanchez, Jr. and Annie (Ashley) Sanchez; grandchildren, Mila Isabela Sanchez, Christopher Cole Sanchez, Joey Nathan Sanchez, and Trey Sanchez; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

 

The family will receive condolences on Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.  A Chapel service will be celebrated on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.  A Rite of Committal and interment will follow at Santa Gertrudis Cemetery.

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

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Monday, July 31, 2023

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Monday, July 31, 2023

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