Life Story for Bertha M Sanchez

Bertha M  Sanchez
Bertha “Bebe”(Muñoz) Sanchez, 87, passed away the morning of Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. She was born on June 1, 1931 in Miami, AZ. Bebe grew up in Miami with her parents, Agripino and Guadalupe Muñoz and her 3 brothers; Michael, Alfonso and Samuel. In high school she met her life-long partner, Dr. George M. Sanchez and they would eventually marry shortly before his deployment in the Korean War. Upon his return, they moved to California where George would attend optometry school. Simultaneously, Bebe obtained her cosmetology license while raising their growing family and working part-time. Bebe and George ultimately settled in Tempe, Arizona where they would raise their children, start a business and eventually play a key role in raising their many grandchildren. Bertha was a fiercely passionate mother who devoted her life to the well being of her children and grandchildren. Most weekends were spent with George, gardening and caring for their home. She could always be counted on whenever her family needed her. She is survived by her children; Susan, Annette and Gary. Grandchildren; Megan, Alex, Brandon, Melody, Joshua, Sydney, Rio and Georgio and brother Samuel. She was preceded in death by husband George; son Vincent; brothers Al and Michael; and parents Agripino and Guadalupe. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 20th at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ.Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, September 21st at Arizona Community Church, 9325 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe. Interment will be in the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe AZ To make donations on Bebe's behalf, please go to Betha M Sanchez Memorial Fund.

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