Agapita “Aggie” S. Sanchez, Obituary

Agapita “Aggie” S. Sanchez, age 93, passed away in El Paso, Texas on January 23, 2016.  Aggie was born in Valentine, Texas on December 25, 1922, to her parents Miguel and Ysidora Sanchez.  She married the love of her life, Cruz Sanchez, on August 10, 1941 in Valentine. Together they had three children: Victor, Velma and Irma. She provided great support to all her family, she was known for her warm hospitality, and her huge, home cooked meals.  Aggie was a long life resident of Valentine, where she worked twenty years running a café and the rest of her years as a homemaker.  She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and loved to help with what was needed.  Her interests included family, attending her house plants, sewing, and reading.  Much of her time and energy was devoted to taking care of family.  Aggie will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.  Her surviving relatives are her two sons: Victor Sanchez of El Paso, Ricky Sanchez of El Paso, her two daughters: Velma Gonzales of Chicago, IL, and Irma Ornelas of Valentine.  She is also survived by her brother Lucas Sanchez of Alpine and her four sisters: Lydia Moreno of Garden Grove, CA, Drucila Rivera of Ft. Stockton, Jane Pena of Van Horn, and Armida Best of Houston.  Aggie was blessed with five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Cruz Sanchez, her parents Miguel and Ysidora Sanchez, and her sisters: Mckaly “Micky” Villegas and Eloisa Barraza.  A memorial mass was held February 13, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Valentine, officiated by Father Saul Pacheco.  The burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Valentine, Texas. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn.