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Graciela G. Sanchez
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Graciela was born to parents Refugio Gamboa and Julia Talavera in Laguna Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico on December 19, 1940. Graciela was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Graciela and her husband, Eloy moved to Shafter in 1978 where Graciela began working in the roses. She was a committed employee at Jackson and Perkins for 17 years. After working for many years, Graciela retired and cherished her time at home. She loved making food for her family. Her specialty dishes were flour tortillas and tamales, which were always served warm. Graciela spent many hours making her famous mole tamales every Christmas. She would often catch the bus in Shafter to Bakersfield and enjoy some shopping at her favorite department store, Macys. Graciela had many admirable traits, one of which was knitting blankets for all her grandchildren and pillows for all her great grandchildren. Graciela entered eternal life on December 3, 2017. She will be missed by all who love her.

Graciela is survived by her sons, Rodrigo Sanchez (Leticia) , Miguel Sanchez (Mireya), Jose Sanchez (Yolanda), Gabriel Sanchez (Lupita); daughters, Gloria Sanchez (Jose), Tany Sanchez, Veronica Sanchez (Khamphou), Elizabeth Medina (Ramon), Cristina Rodriguez (Ramiro); 29 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eloy Sanchez; son, Juan Manuel Sanchez.

A Mass of a Christian Burial was held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10am at St. Therese Catholic Church. A visitation was held December 6, 2017 from 4-8pm at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6pm.

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Graciela naci a los padres Refugio Gamboa y Julia Talavera en Laguna Grande, Zacatecas, Mxico el 19 de Diciembre de 1940. Graciela fue una amorosa madre, abuela y bisabuela. Graciela y su esposo, Eloy se trasladaron a Shafter en 1978 donde Graciela comenz a trabajar en las rosas. Ella era un empleada comprometida en Jackson y Perkins por 17 aos. Despus de trabajar durante muchos aos, Graciela se retir y aprecio de su tiempo en casa. Le encantaba hacer comida para su familia. Sus especialidades eran tortillas de harina y tamales, que se sirven siempre calientes. Graciela pas muchas horas haciendo sus tamales de mole famosos cada Navidad. Graciela le gustaba viajar en autobs de Shafter a Bakersfield y disfruto de algunas compras en su tienda favorita, Macy ' s. Graciela tena muchos rasgos admirables, una de las cuales fue tejer mantas para todos su nietos y almohadas para sus bisnietos. Graciela entr a la vida eterna el 3 de Diciembre de 2017. Graciela se echar de menos por todos los que le aman.



Graciela es sobrevivida por sus hijos, Rodrigo Sanchez (Leticia), Miguel Snchez (Mireya), Jos Snchez (Yolanda), Gabriel Sanchez (Lupita); hijas, Gloria Sanchez (Jose), Tany Sanchez, Veronica Sanchez (Khamphou), Elizabeth Medina (Ramn), Cristina Rodrguez (Ramiro); 29 nietos, 19 bisnietos. Graciela es precedida en la muerte de su querido esposo, Eloy Snchez; hijo, Juan Manuel Sanchez.



Una misa de una cristiana sepultura fue jueves, 7 de Diciembre de 2017 a las 10am en la Iglesia Catlica St. Therese. Una visita fue el 6 de Diciembre de 2017 de 4-8 pm en la funeraria de Peters en Shafter con una recitacin del Santo Rosario a las 6pm.


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Visitation

Wednesday

6

Dec

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Peters Funeral Home - Shafter

844 E. Lerdo Hwy.
Shafter, CA 93263

rosary

Wednesday

6

Dec

6:00 PM
Peters Funeral Home - Shafter

844 E. Lerdo Hwy.
Shafter, CA 93263

mass

Thursday

7

Dec

10:00 AM
St. Therese's Catholic Church

300 West Lerdo Highway
Shafter, CA 93263

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