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Juanita D. Sanchez


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Juanita D. Sanchez Obituary
JUANITA D. SANCHEZ passed away on December 10, 2015 at her son's home in Murrieta, California. Ms. Sanchez was born on June 24, 1927 at her family's ranch near San Jacinto, California, and moved to Stockton in the early 1940's. She gave birth to and raised four sons while working at the local cannery and other jobs. Ms. Sanchez eventually gained employment with the California State Department of Rehabilitation and worked in its Stockton and Tracy offices for over 25 years as a case worker. In recognition of her service to her clients and the community, Ms. Sanchez received a commendation from the California State. Shortly after her retirement as a State employee, Ms. Sanchez moved back home to the Temecula Valley to be closer to her family and her Tribe. She continued to serve others during retirement by donating her time and resources to numerous charities and organizations. She was preceded in her death by her parents, Andres and Frances Salinas, as well as her 9 brothers and sisters: Jozee, Esther, Pete, William, Michael, Myrtle, Pearl, Margaret, and Beatrice. She leaves behind her four boys, Paul, John, Arthur, and Alfred, and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A rosary for Ms. Sanchez will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Murrieta, California. Ms. Sanchez will be laid to rest near her mother and grandmother at the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery on December 17, 2015 following a mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in San Jacinto. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Sanchez's family asks that donations be made in her name to the and the Land Peace Foundation (http://landpeacefoundation.net/?page_id=45).
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 15, 2015
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