March 8, 1943 -- July 26, 2020
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Balbina Sanchez, 77, passed away on July 26, 2020 at her home in Bakersfield, CA. She was born on March 8, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA to Ernesto Trejo and Benita Velasco.
Balbina grew up in Los Angeles but relocated 46 years ago to Wasco, CA. She attended Cal State University Bakersfield where she received a B.A. in Spanish and earned her teaching credential. Her passion was working with students, which she did successfully for 35 years. She spent 21 years teaching Spanish at Wasco High School before retiring in 2011. She was loved by many.
Balbina married Vincent Sanchez. Sr. in 1971 in Las Vegas, NV. They were happily married for 36 years. Aside from teaching Spanish, Balbina enjoyed teaching dancing, reading books, coloring, and spending time with her big family.
Balbina is survived by her children Maria Torres, Ernest Sanchez, Ralph Sanchez, Richard Sanchez, Robert Sanchez, Jackie Garza, Anita Sanchez, Vincent Sanchez Jr., Patricia Tevlin, Michael Sanchez, Eddie Sanchez, and Shounda Sanchez, as well as 28 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Balbina was preceded in death by her parents Ernesto Trejo and Benita Velasco, her husband Vincent, daughter Roseann Sanchez, son Richard Sanchez,A son Adam Garza as well as her grandchildren Kaleb, Madysyn, and Jordan Garza.
A funeral service will be held at Wasco Cemetery on Aug. 6.
Senora Sanchez was loved and cherished by many in her community. During these uncertain times, the family invites any friends, family, or past students to write a letter to Senora Sanchez to be placed with her as we lay her to rest.
Letters can be sent via email or mail to her granddaughter Nikolette Sanchez. [email protected]
5914 Siena Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93308