OBITUARY

Sadie Gonzales Sanchez

March 24, 1948November 7, 2018
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On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Sadie Gonzales Sanchez, loving Wife and Mother of Two sons, passed away at age 70 after a 3 year battle with Colon Cancer. Sadie was born on March 24, 1948 in Tijeras, NM to Enrique and Amalia Gonzales. Her Family moved to Woodlake in 1957. She attended and graduated from Woodlake High School in 1966. On June 18, 1966, Sadie married Conrad Sanchez. They raised two sons, Conrad Eugene Sanchez and Edward Isaac Sanchez. Sadie first job was as an aide at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary in San Jose. Other previous employers include Security Savings and Loan and Far West savings and loan where she became the Branch Manager. She then worked at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park in San Jose before moving on to the Center for Innovation in Education. After moving from San Jose back to her Hometown of Woodlake, CA, she briefly worked at Miller Memorial Chapel before moving on to a position with the Woodlake Union High School district as an Aide first at Bravo High School for 8 years and her final year at Woodlake High School after which she retire in 2010. Sadie had a passion for cooking. She also loved going to the Casino, Her nickname was Casino Sadie because when healthy she never passed up an opportunity to go. Her love for her family was immeasurable. Sadie never stopped thinking about her husband, Conrad and sons, making sure that they never went hungry for food or love. Sadie was always there to offer advice to her children, brothers, sisters and nieces and nephews. She was a social butterfly and loved talking to her friends both in person and on the phone. Her married name was Sanchez, but she was born a Gonzales and the passion and love for her Parents, siblings and their children was evident every day of her life. Sadie was known for her Beautiful smile and compassionate nature. She was the strongest mentally of anyone you could ever know. Sadie got her strength from her unwavering faith in God. Throughout her battle with cancer she never gave up the hope that she would survive and fought until her last breath. Sadie was preceded in death by her father, Enrique (Henry) Gonzales; her mother, Amalia (Grandma Molly) Lovato Gonzales; her sister, Lorraine Nunez and brother, Malaquias (Mel) Gonzales. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Conrad Sanchez; her sons, Conrad Eugene Sanchez with wife Teresa Alvarez Sanchez and Edward Isaac Sanchez; her grandchildren, Ryan Jacob Sta.-Elena Sanchez, Victoria Esperanza Sanchez and Vanessa Nicole Sanchez; her brothers, Al Gonzales, Harry Gonzales, Merced Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Santos Gonzales, James Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales; her sisters, Christina Gonzales, Virginia Huerta, Stella Gonzales, Agnes Bowles as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel 1120 West Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA 93291 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Woodlake Cemetery District 165 N. Cypress St. Woodlake, CA 93286 on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millermemorialchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sadie was preceded in death by her father, Enrique (Henry) Gonzales; her mother, Amalia (Grandma Molly) Lovato Gonzales; her sister, Lorraine Nunez and brother, Malaquias (Mel) Gonzales. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Conrad Sanchez; her sons, Conrad Eugene Sanchez with wife Teresa Alvarez Sanchez and Edward Isaac Sanchez; her grandchildren, Ryan Jacob Sta.-Elena Sanchez, Victoria Esperanza Sanchez and Vanessa Nicole Sanchez; her brothers, Al Gonzales, Harry Gonzales, Merced Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Santos Gonzales, James Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales; her sisters, Christina Gonzales, Virginia Huerta, Stella Gonzales, Agnes Bowles as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nick Carrasco
  • Rudy Carrasco
  • Isaac Sanchez
  • Adrian Ornelas
  • Daniel Bursiaga
  • Nikko Bursiaga

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Rosary Service Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sadie Gonzales Sanchez

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Monica Gonzales-Perry

November 16, 2018

Aunt Sadie,
Your memory of your beautiful smile and genuine love will FOREVER be cherished. I know that you are no longer suffering, and will continue to shine down on us all. You are with Grandma & Grandpa, and our aunt and uncle now. GOD BLESS YOU TIA & you will be deeply deeply missed.

With great love,
Your Neice-Monica Gonzales-Perry
and family

Bob Mercado

November 15, 2018

Our condolences to Conrad and family
Beautiful Sadie we were friends for such a short time. But I want to thank you for being there with words of incouragement for my wife Dora who also is battling cancer.
The beautiful smile and spirit you gave her was a blessing. Rest In Peace beautiful lady 🙏

Helen Torres

November 15, 2018

I didn’t get to know Sadie very long , but as I got to know her these past couple of years I really enjoyed our conversations she so knowledgeable about our town n people. Her stories were always amazing. I enjoyed our breakfast dates with the Woodlake Ladies n our conversations went way past the dates , we would stayed parked in the car reliving so many things n times . We will miss youmiss Sadie Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🕯

Mary Serrato

November 15, 2018

Condolences to Conrad & Children, To Sadie my MAGA sister: We had the privilege to meet you & Conrad on our first Hawaii trip, the joke of the trip was when Conrad got a cramp on his leg & you ran into the water to save him from the waves. You were his angel then..... and now, you will continue as his beautiful angel for our Lord in the heavens. The love you had for your husband and family shows you will keep watch over them even from the heavens. We had such good times at the MAGA golf tournaments traveling up & down the state. Tino always joking and taking your side because you were better looking than Conrad(ha ha!), we will always remember that beautiful smile & kind words you always spoke, especially enjoying our casino runs for good food. We will miss you dearly Sadie, Our memories will stay precious in our hearts, God has truly gained the most beautiful angel on earth.

Mary & Tino Serrato
Mexican American Golf Association
Visalia-Tulare Chapter President

Virginia Huerta-Aguilar

November 13, 2018

Thank you for your kindness, willingness to share your kitchen secrets with me to make me a better cook. Being part of such a large family was not always sunshine and rainbows but even though, I loved you and will miss you so much. At least you are pain-free now after putting up a good fight with cancer. You will always be in my heart. Rest in peace dear sister....until we meet again.

Lynsay Gonzales

November 12, 2018

Aunt Sadie, these past few years our bond has grew stronger, Our talks about cooking and what we made for dinner and sharing recipes we thought each other would like. Making fun of certain sayings our family members would say, cursing up a storm and laughing keeping Grandma Molly’s memory alive. I love you Aunt Sadie thank you for all you have done for my family Me and Jesse are forever thankful to you. I will forever speak your name and you will never ever be forgotten 💕

Mary Mart Cabral

November 12, 2018

Tia Sadie I will miss you so much your vibrant smile and your warm loving hugs and kisses my family enjoyed all the time we spent and visited you in Woodlake. You are at rest but never will be forgotten.... Love you so much love Mary Mart.. Jayson Sr... Adrianna.... Jayson Juju Jr.... Brandon Cabral lil miss Kiara Snow White... James White

Martha Yanez

November 11, 2018

My beautiful, beautiful Aunt Sadie,
I will forever hold onto your beautiful smile, soul, heart, and kindness. Everytime my family and I went to visit from Idaho you and Uncle Conrad were always one of the first family members to come and visit us at Grandma’s and Grandpas house. And I love you for that. I’m going to truly miss you. You will always and forever will be my favorite aunty.
Your niece,
Martha Gonzales Yanez and family

Stella Muguerza

November 11, 2018

Thank you for always being so good to me n luv n my kids.rest in peace until we meet again,luv u Sadie

Lea Atchley

November 11, 2018

I will always remember her smile and a beautiful kind person she was always talk about her children. We took a vacation to Hawaii, in the 80’s Joe & Ruth, Paul & Belen, Conrad & Sadie, Larry and myself the guys played golf and us girls went shopping we had a great time lots of laughs.
Belen, Ruth, Larue, Sadie and myself took our grandkids to a water park in Fresno we all had a great time. Rest in peace Sadie.
Larry & Lea