Teresa S. Sanchez, 99 (maiden name Cerrudo) was born in Youngstown Ohio in 1918. A Hollister resident for 76 years she peacefully passed on Sunday, December 31, 2017, sound of mind, at Mabie Northside.
She was just 73 days shy of her 100th birthday. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank Sanchez and son Tom and daughter Patricia (Teah). Her living offspring include son Frank Jr and spouse Karen, daughter-in-law Jennifer and husband John Hain, daughter-in-law Sharon Sanchez along with eight grandchildren: Steve, Matt, Jacob, Jenny, Sarah, River, Conrad and Oceanna (Oce) and eight great grandchildren. Additional immediate relatives include the Cerrudo, Cronin, Hagins, Miguel, Portuer and Warren families as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In her mid 30’s, she joined her husband Frank and brother in law partner Wes Warren working together at the S&S and Save Mor Markets. Her trademark high heels, matching outfits and warm personality added color and class to the business. In her retired years she was constantly seen driving friends and family to doctor appointments, meetings and luncheons. In his declining years her husband Frank would rely on her for weekly dialysis treatments in Salinas. She drove accident and citation free well into her 90’s. She was also a two-term president of the Hollister Grandmothers Club. If there was a theme to describe a great deal of her life, even to the end, you would have to say….’She did it her way’!!
A celebration of life will be held at the Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 11:30am followed immediately with a luncheon reception at Paine’s.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to “Hope for a Cure Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund” in memory of Tom and Patricia Sanchez c/o the mortuary.
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