A private viewing for Ines B. Sanchez, who passed away on Saturday, June 23 at his home in Schurz, was held on Sunday, June 24 at the Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon.
Funeral Services were held Saturday June 30 in Schurz where he was buried. Ines was born April 20, 1924 in Huimilpan, Queretaro, Mexico to Ladislao Sanchez and Marciana Barcenas. He came from a very large family, many of which still reside in Mexico.
He came to the U.S. in 1943, at the age of 19, being recruited by the U.S. Government to work on the railroads, as there was a shortage of workers due to the war. He was sent to Mina, the last station on the Southern Pacific Railroad, there he met his life-long love and companion, Marjorie Leef. They married at an early age in October of 1945, she learning Spanish and she taught him to read and write in English. They traveled back and forth to Mexico renewing his work contract. He transferred from Mina to Thorne, then to Hazen, working for the railroad from 1943-1952. He then left the railroad work, following the mining industry. He went to Alpine, Round Mountain, and then on to Tonopah where the family lived for many years. He got a job at Basic Inc., in Gabbs in 1969, moved his family there until he retired, moving to Schurz where he resided until June of this year.
He was such a loving and caring, dignified person, very funny, but respected at all times. He had a real love of nature, animals and family, most of all. He loved music, played the guitar throughout his life. He instilled the love and the gift of playing music to his sons which is still carried on.
Ines leaves behind a daughter: Antonia (John) Cardenas (Hawthorne); sons: Arthur (Margaret) Sanchez (Schurz), Stan Sanchez (Schurz) and Michael Sanchez (Schurz).
16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Ines was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marjorie.
He is greatly missed each and every day, he was one of a kind.