Leoma "Lee" Sanchez, 84, of New Ulm, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Funeral service was Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm. Burial will be at a later date in Klamath Falls. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for the family go to www.mvfh.org.
Leoma Grace Duff, the daughter of Harry and Odessa (Craven) Duff, was born on July 26, 1928, in Bemidji, Minn. On July 19, 1955, she was united in marriage to Victor Sanchez in Westwood, Calif.
Lee worked as a welder in a shipyard in Portland, Ore., during World War II
. She ran a daycare business out of her home for many years, but her love in life was being a housewife and mother. While married, they lived in various places around the country and in 1984 after the death of her husband she moved back to New Ulm, living there the rest of her life.
She was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Survivors include her children Gayla (Tony) Robles of Crest, Calif., Alberto Sanchez of Wenatchee, Wash., Kim (Delmy) Sanchez of Oceanside, Calif., Rodney (Karen) Sanchez of New Ulm and Tracy Sanchez (Carmen Hennessey) of Glencoe, Minn.; grandchildren Jeremy, Josh, Andrew, Ariel, Aurora, Brian, Victoria, Danny, Stephen, Julian, Isabell, Nicholas, Seryne, Hollie, Dereck, Cory, Brandon, Bethany, Dustin, Moira, Heidi, and Heather; great-grandchildren; an a sister-in-law Doris Duff of Klamath Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Victor, a daughter Marialena "Bunny" and a son Victor "Vicky."
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.