MISSION – Alberto “Beto” Sanchez, 90, passed away on Thursday, Sept.13, 2018.
Mr. Sanchez was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Chihuahua to Jose Sanchez and Maria Guzman.
He helped to work the family farm and migrated throughout Texas picking cotton and working at other farms. He retired as a bus driver from the La Joya I.S.D. and was a member of La Joya Mennonite Brethren Church.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea M. Moreno Sanchez; children, Jose Sanchez, Patricio Sanchez, Arnoldo Sanchez, Belia Garcia, Carlos Sanchez, Eva Gonzalez, Alberto Sanchez Jr., Clay Sanchez, Rudy Sanchez, Dario Sanchez and Marcos Lee Sanchez; siblings, Jose Date, Issac Date, Josefina Garza and Maria Edwards; and 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ofelia Ozuna Sanchez; parents; children, Adan Sanchez and Isabel Martinez; stepfather, Isao Date; siblings, Armando Vela, Arnoldo Vela, Adan Date and Susie Date; and a grandson.
A memorial service was held on Sept.16 at La Joya Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial followed at San Jose Cemetery in Abram.
Serving as pallbearers were Solomon Garcia, Ruben Gonzalez, Eric Sanchez, Stephen Sanchez, Jacob Sanchez, Able Sanchez, A. J. Nieto, Andre Garcia and Adrian Garcia.