Petra V. Sanchez

May 10, 1932July 19, 2021

On the evening of July 19, 2021 our beloved mother, grandmother and sister Petra V. Sanchez went to be with our Lord, she was 89 years old.

She was born on May 10, 1932 in Dolores, Texas. She retired from CCISD after 30 years as a custodian. She was the daughter of Pedro Vigil and Petra Castaneda Vigil. She had seven daughters: Mary Vigil (Mayo) from Avondale, AZ, Hilda Alaniz deceased (Arturo) deceased, Cynthia Torrez (Domingo) from Fallon, NV, Diana Sanchez (Robert) from Odem, TX, Elizabeth Sanchez, from Corpus Christi, TX, Belinda Ramirez (Gilbert) from Corpus Christi, TX, Geneva Davidson (Charles) from San Antonio, TX.

She also raised two grandchildren, Celeste Labelle (Tony) from Round Rock, TX, Steven (Roman) Ledesma from Chicago, IL. She was one of twelve children, leaving one remaining brother, Francisco Vigil from Corpus Christi, TX. She had seventeen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Our mother will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 starting at 8:30 a.m. with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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  • Mary Vigil (Mayo), Daughter
  • Hilda Alaniz (Arturo - deceased), Daughter (deceased)
  • Cynthia Torrez (Domingo), Daughter
  • Diana Sanchez (Robert), Daughter
  • Elizabeth Sanchez, Daughter
  • Belinda Ramirez (Gilbert), Daughter
  • Geneva Davidson (Charles), Daughter
  • Celeste Labelle (Tony), Grandchild
  • Steven Ledesma, Grandchild
  • Francisco Vigil, Brother
  • Pedro Vigil and Petra Castaneda Vigil, Parents (deceased)
  • Mrs. Sanchez also leaves 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • Holy Rosary

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021


  • Burial

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021


Petra V. Sanchez

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Consuelo Tamez

July 30, 2021

Petra, was a very good friend of my parents Cruz & Alicia Tamez. I remember as a child my parents would go and visit her and her late husband Willie. So when my parents passed away. I tried my best to keep in touch with her. Every time I would visit her, she would greet me with a big smile. She certainly going to be missed by all. May she RIP. Lots of strength and comfort to her family. Love Connie❤️🙏🏻

Elizabeth Asencio

July 29, 2021

Great grandma Petra 🥺❤️ My heart hurts knowing you are gone but I am at peace knowing you are in a better place and so much happier! I love you more than words can describe & I will never let you be forgotten my family will always remember you you’ve got a permanent place in our hearts. I think about you everyday & always will. You are our angel now & I can talk to you whenever & know your always watching over us all! I love you so so much until we meet again!

Bernarda Gonzalez

July 28, 2021

I just want to say to my tia Pat that I will not forget her even though we weren't close enough you were still my tia sorry I lost contact with the family I still have memories of you all we will miss you but we carry you in our hearts love you always tia Pat

Maria Carmen Barbeau

July 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Cherish all the memories always. A very long and hard road ahead of all her immediate family but remember,, you all are a very strong family that will hold each other close. Our condolences family, we love and send our prayers. Tia will be missed by many.

Patti LaBelle-Dukett

July 21, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for Petra’s family during this time. Praying you will find comfort in shared memories of wonderful times spent with Petra and joy in the knowledge you will be with her again. May God strengthen you and carry you through this time of mourning and healing.