Juan Sanchez


August 1, 1961 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 61)

Juan Sanchez, 61, of Guadalajara, Mexico, passed away on June 27, 2023, in his home surrounded by family after battling lung cancer. Services for Juan will be held on Saturday, July 15, a rosary beginning at 10:00 A.M., followed by a mass at 11:00 A.M., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Matthew Sanka will be preceding over the mass  

Juan was born in Mexico on August 1, 1961, to Anastacio and Jovita Sanchez. In 1985, Juan met Grace at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. On November 19, 1988, they were married in Highland, CA, at St. Adelaide’s Catholic Church. They went on to have two daughters, Leilani and Nathalie.

Being the oldest of 8 siblings, Juan had to help provide for his family at a very young age. He never completed high school but instead started working alongside his father on a dairy. Juan was an extremely hardworking man, any person that met him could immediately see that. He started his own trucking company, which led him to great success because of the hard work he always put in. The business also thrived because of the strong relationships he created with those who needed his services. In 2006, Juan moved his family to Stephenville, Texas. All his and his wife’s hard work gave him the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream of owning a dairy farm. He was finally able to make his dream come true. It was there he could finally say he was the proud owner of L & N dairy. All his life’s work became a reality as he named it after his daughters.

Juan was passionate about a few things when it came to life. He was a firm believer in God and a devoted Catholic. He loved soccer and helped to coach his daughters as they played at a young age. He enjoyed riding four wheelers in the sand dunes of Mexico for family trips. He loved making people laugh. He loved puzzles. He loved playing sudoku. His favorite food was beans which he did get to enjoy his last few days on this earth. Most importantly, he loved his family.

Family He Left Behind

He is survived by his loving wife Grace Sanchez, daughters, Leilani Sanchez and Nathalie Sanchez; his mother Jovita Sanchez, brother Ramon Sanchez, sister Teresa Sanchez Escoto, sister Carmen Macias, brother Manuel, sister Elena Fernandez, brother Antonio Sanchez, brother Martin Sanchez and sixteen nieces and nephews. 

Family Who Went Before

He is preceded in death by his beloved father, Anastacio Sanchez. 

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge in honor of Juan. 


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