Domitila B. Sanchez, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in a local hospital.

She was born May 12, 1916 in Premont to Francisco and Guadalupe I. Bustos. She

belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and was a former member of Daughters of the

Nile. She received certificates from Del Mar College for hobbies she enjoyed in ceramics

and flower arranging. She was an accomplished seamstress and a tremendous cook.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Celia Sanchez Reyes; and her husband


She is survived by her husband of 73 years, L.G. Sanchez; daughters, Esther S.

(Venancio Jr.) Figueroa, Emma Graciela (Anatole B.) Ferlet; grandchildren, Hector

Reyes Jr. (Susan), Venancio Figueroa III (Diane), Laura Elizabeth Miller (Jeffrey),

Elsabeth Abrego and David A. Ferlet (Marla); six great-grandchildren; brother, Ruben

Bustos; half-sisters, Susie Holguin, Antonia Velasquez; and a half-brother, Roberto


A memorial service was held at 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the Seaside Funeral Home

Chapel. Entombment was held at Robstown Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18.

Seaside Funeral Home