Bertha Sanchez

Mrs. Bertha Sanchez, age 83, was born in Cuernavaca, Morales,Mexico and passed away peacefully October 2, 2021, surrounded by family. Bertha (Tita) was preceded in death by her mother Adelina Sanchez, brother J. Natividad Sandoval Sanchez, and sister Esperanza Sanchez Bustos, daughter Margarita Bustos Sanchez, and son Jose de Jesus Bustos Sanchez. She is survived by her sisters Maria Elena Diaz Sanchez, Micaela Diaz Sanchez, and Alicia Graciela Diaz Sanchez, brother Raul Diaz Sanchez, her daughter Graciela Bustos Cantu and son-in-law Juan Andres Cantu, grandchildren Jasmine Nicole Gonzales, Cienna Elysse Cantu, Christian Andres Cantu, and Christoffer Antonio Gonzales.

Tita (as most of us close to her call her) was born on September 25, 1938. Being the oldest of 7 siblings, at an early age she had to help her mother take care of her family along with her mother’s restaurant. She loved cooking for others because that was her way of showing her love. Authentic Mexican food was her passion and a labor of love. Her favorite foods to cook was mole, pozole and albondigas de res. Tita was a devout Catholic and involved member of her parish. Tita was also very involved in her community helping others out when in need, becoming family to some out of love.

After her first husband passed away she went to California, U.S.A. to help make ends meet back home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. After several trips back and forth she made an impactful decision to bring her daughter and move to the U.S.They settled into Houston, TX. where they both began a new chapter of their lives. All her life Tita worked hard doing jobs that most would consider too much to handle. Mom achievedher GED in 1999 and her US citizenship in 2015. She was a strongminded woman and had a strong presence as well, no doubt she will be missed.


Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service on Wednesday October 6, 2021, from 4pm-8pm at Leal Funeral Home, 11123 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. (Parking also available at hotel next door) She will be buried back in her home country of Mexico per her wish.

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