Dalila Sanchez

November 22, 1942September 26, 2020
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Our wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Dalila Sanchez, passed away at home peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Dalila was born to Ursulo and Carmen Sanchez on November 22, 1942 in Mexicali, Baja California. Her siblings were Susana Avelino Sanchez and brother Daniel Sanchez. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Carmen Mendivil, Dalila Mendivil Hernandez, Ernesto Mendivil, Jr., nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She grew up in Colonia Morelos, Tijuana, Baja California. At the young age of eight, Dalila met the love of her life, Ernesto B. Mendivil, while riding bikes. She graduated in 1958 from Escuela de Belleza Alamo in Tijuana and opened her beauty salon in the same year.

Dalila and Ernesto married in 1961. Soon after their marriage, she sold the beauty salon to start a family. By the age of 26, she had her three children and divorced. Despite the divorce, Dalila and Ernesto remained in love throughout the years and they are finally reunited in Heaven.

Dalila was devoted to her children, grandchildren and elderly mother. She taught her children to recognize their self worth and live by strong moral values.

Her favorite and life-long hobbies were dancing, listening to music and shopping. She was considered by many to be a great dancer.

Despite the health challenges she faced, Dalila remained strong in faith to the end.

We have been blessed with a wonderful mother and friend. Our mom leaves us with many beautiful memories. Her presence will be missed but she remains alive in our hearts.

A visitation for Dalila will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705. The visitation is limited to 50 attendees at one time and there will be an opportunity to rotate attendees into the chapel.

The funeral service will occur on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and is limited to 50 attendees inside the chapel.

A graveside committal service will occur Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Park and there are no limitations for the service outdoors. All guests must wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sanchez family.


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020

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