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TULA B. SANCHEZ McALLEN – Tula B. Sanchez, 79, was called by our Lord on March 25, 2015. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Church in McAllen in her honor, and the burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens cemetery. Tula Sanchez attended Holding Institute in Laredo Texas, graduated from Mission High School, and held a Bachelor's degree from Pan American College, studying Education and Music. Her love of music and the arts was shown through by her lifelong contributions to the Pan American Roundtable of McAllen, the International Museum of Art & Science Guild, the McAllen Child Study Club, the International Woman's Board, the Octet Choir at Pan American College, and her service as a pianist to El Mesias Methodist Church in Mission Texas. Tula loved to spend time outdoors with her family, particularly at Tula Ranch, where she cherished the wild game and the freedom of the open spaces. The ranch was acquired by her father, Dr. Cayetano Barrera Sr., for the family in 1941 which is enjoyed by her family and friends to this day. She was an accomplished pianist and appreciated the symphony orchestra. She could often be found at the piano entertaining family and friends. Those who had the pleasure of enjoying her fantastic home cooking, will miss the variety of favorite meals such as her enchiladas, menudo, poblano rice, chili rellenos, carrot cakes and pies. She was a loving wife to her husband for 55 years and a devoted mother who selflessly placed the needs of her family before her own. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Tula Sanchez is survived by her husband R.P. "Bob" Sanchez, children Sonia (Roel), Richard (Conny), and Edward (Dahlia), seven grandchildren, Josef, Christian, Jacob, Sebastian, Anton, Emma and Liliana, her brother Cayetano Barrera M.D., and sister Aida Torres; and preceded in death by her parents Cayetano and Simona Barrera, her eldest son Robert (Karin), brothers Luis Barrera, Reynaldo Barrera, and sisters Alma Siporin, Anna Guerra, Velia Valedez, and Olga Gonzalez. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your donations to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210-4486, 800-525-5841. kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries

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Published in The Monitor on Mar. 27, 2015.
Funeral Mass
02:00 PM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Valley Memorial Gardens cemetery.
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April 14, 2015
Mission Historical Museum Board of Directors and Museum staff send our condolences to the Sanchez & Barrera Family. Tula will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace.
Linda Castañeda
Mission Historical Museum
900 Doherty Ave.
Mission, Texas 78572
April 12, 2015
Sonya and Family,

I was sorry to hear about Tula your mom. She was soooo beautiful!!! And I haven't seen her in so long too. I wish you and the rest of the family well.
Thelma Benison
March 31, 2015
joe sotelo
March 31, 2015
We will miss her smile. She was a great person, and loved the garden. We enjoyed working with her. Our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. Joe and Veronica Sotelo
joe sotelo
March 28, 2015
May your wonderful memories of Tula help to sustain you at this difficult time .
Please accept my sincere sympathy to all of her love ones.
Noelia De la Garza Antelo
March 28, 2015
Tula was such a lovely sweet lady.She will be missed by all who knew her
Blessings to her family,
Judy and Bobby Lackey
March 28, 2015
My condolences and prayers for your family.
Efrain Flores
March 28, 2015
I have such fond memories of the years of being friends and neighbors as our children grew up together. I offer my deepest sympathy. May the Lord give you comfort and strength. Love Joy
Joy Vander Ecken
March 28, 2015
My deepest sympathy, Joy
Joy Va
March 28, 2015
Tula, I have the most Beautiful and the most Fondest memories of You. May Our Precious Lord comfort your beautiful family at this time.
Sharon Newell Munoz
March 27, 2015
My prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you during this time.
Laura Magana Grubb
March 27, 2015
I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious sister Tula. May God comfort you all at this time.
Sandra Brown
March 27, 2015
All our love----from the Gatlins
we have many wonderful memories of Tia Tula--playing cards, at the ranch, eating her delicious food---but most of all her friendly, caring spirit!!
March 27, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing on this wonderful lady who contributed to all of our lives growing up in McAllen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we carry her in our hearts.
Lauro Guerra
March 27, 2015
Sonia and Sanchez family my deepest condolence on your Great loss of your mother and wife. May God give you the strenght and comfort thru these most difficult times. And find comfort that your beloved mother is resting in Gods loving arm.
Nori & Gene Peña and family
March 27, 2015
Dear Sanchez Family,
I would like to express my sincerest sympathy. Ms. Sanchez was a wonderful lady always so warm and gracious. I have fond memories from childhood. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Ana Trevino Valladarez
March 27, 2015
Dear Mr. Sanchez and family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your dear wife and mother, Tula. I pray that our Lord give you the strength and peace to get through this difficult time. Tula will be dearly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Christie Cantu
UTPA, International Women's Board
Christie Cantu
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