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Dora P. Sanchez

Dora P. Sanchez, 95, of Port Arthur passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Park Bend Nursing Home in Austin, Texas.

Dora was born on February 7, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Fernanda (Cotez) and Simon Polanco. She had lived 71 years in Port Arthur and the last few years in Austin. Dora had worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the parts department, as a CNA nurse, dietitian at St. Mary’s and also received her real estate license. Dora was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and she was active in the Damas Gaudalupanas; was president in the mid eighties. Dora also very involved in her children life; PTA and Den Mother for the Girls Scouts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julian T. Sanchez Sr.; her son, Julian T. Sanchez Jr., two sisters and two brothers.

Dora is survived by her daughter, Mary Knox-Brazill of Austin, formally of Port Arthur; daughter in law, Lana Sanchez of Port Arthur; uncles, Elais Gonzales, Maximo Gonzales; cousin, Cooka Gonzales. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Ira I. Knox III and Amy, Lynn M. Knox, Anna Jennings, Tiffany Gotro, Jolyn Barrios and four great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 for 5 pm until 8 pm at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a rosary to be prayed at 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 29, 2015 at 11 Am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Urbano Saenz Ramirez, serving as the celebrant.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.