February 24, 1931 – February 6, 2019
Modesto “Mo” Mares Sanchez, age 87, passed away in his home on February 6, 2019 in Flatonia, Texas.
He was born February 24, 1931 to Jose and Eduarda Mares Sanchez in Eagle Lake, Texas.
He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Rosenberg, Texas.
Mo is survived by his wife Joan Horn, sons Joe Sanchez and wife Angela, Bret Horn and wife Alma, and Tony Sanchez and wife Rose Mary, daughters Theresa Fisher, Yvonne Darilek and husband Butch, Lisa Pitts and husband David, and Connie Blackwell and husband Carroll, sister Bonnie Serreno, eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Victoria R. Sanchez, daughter Mary Ann Sanchez, and brothers Joe Henry Sanchez, Richy Sanchez, and Jimmy Sanchez.
Visitation is scheduled for 11:00am Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Funeral Service will take place at 11:30am Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia.
Words of comfort can be expressed online at www.SmithFuneralHomeFlatonia.com - Smith Funeral Home 128 East 5th Street Flatonia, Texas 78941 361-865-3311 -
- Jose Sanchez, Father
- Eduarda Mares Sanchez, Mother
- Joe Henry Sanchez, Brother
- Richy Sanchez, Brother
- Jimmy Sanchez, Brother
- Bonnie Serreno, Sister
- Victoria R. Sanchez, First wife
- Joan Horn, Wife
- Joe Sanchez, Son
- Angela Sanchez, Daughter-in-law
- Bret Horn, Son
- Alma Horn, Daughter-in-law
- Tony Sanchez, Son
- Rose Mary Sanchez, Daughter-in-law
- Theresa Fisher, Daughter
- Yvonne Darilek, Daughter
- Butch Darilek, Son-in-law
- Lisa Pitts, Daughter
- David Pitts, Son-in-law
- Connie Blackwell, Daughter
- Carroll Blackwell, Son-in-law
- Mr. Sanchez also leaves behind eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
- Burial Monday, February 11, 2019
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February 8, 2019
So sorry to hear about Modesto. Will always remember our days as kids in the neighborhood, living across the street from y’all. I lived in Magnolia for 25 years and saw your Father a couple of times, had nice conversations. I know we’re all scattered now, but my memories of those childhood years are really special. May your wonderful memories of him carry you through this difficult time. Hugs to you all. Yrene
February 8, 2019
Lelo, as my nephew, Trynton, called him all his life - I think because he couldn't pronounce abuelo, (Grandpa Mo), was a kind, respectful, strong and genuine soul. I cannot think of a better person for my nephew to have had as one of his role models than his great-grandfather, Mo Sanchez. I remember when I was working at Flatonia Food Mart and Lelo would come to the store he would say, "David, how are you?" We'd carry on a conversation as if we were longtime friends rather than six decades away in age. He was a great conversationalist and I always loved to hear how he and Mamal Joan were doing. I could always count on Trynton to tell me how his Lelo and Mamal Joan were doing, especially, what his Lelo was doing with his "toy truck." I remember the birthday partys that I was fortunate to be invited to for Mr. Mo because they were legendary. I also remember the time Mamal Joan and Lelo gave me a ride back to Flatonia from a get-together in Waelder, the kindness they always showed, and the love they shared was even more legendary and sweet. I respected him very much.
To all the family, especially, Mrs. Joan Horn, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I extend my condolences to you all.
Thank you, Mr. Sanchez, for gracing each of our lives with your presence. God speed sir, and may you rest in the eternal hands of the Lord.