MCALLEN – Ms. Olivia Sanchez 81 of McAllen, TX passed away on April 4, 2017 after a long battle with Cancer. Olivia died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Ms. Sanchez was Born August 7, 1935 to Genaro and Ester Sanchez in Corpus Christi, TX. She was married to her husband Enrique Sanchez Jr for 51 years until his death in 2006. Together they raised 7 children, Jose Luis, Rosemary, Enrique III, Jeff, Frances, George and Edward.
Olivia devoted many years of her life to being a caregiver to her Grand children and selflessly providing for members of her family. Olivia was courageous, witty and had a great sense of humor, she loved to eat good food, especially her sweet bread with coffee in the morning and was in heaven when shopping. Her absence is heart felt by all who loved her.
Ms. Sanchez was preceded in death by 8 siblings, and her two children Rosemary Martinez (2010) and Jose Luis Sanchez (2011) She is Survived by 5 siblings, her remaining 5 children, 22 grand children and 24 great grand children. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.