Obituary of Augustina Sanchez
Our beloved Augustina “Tina” Sanchez, age 91, was called to our heavenly father on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. She passed peacefully in Creedmoor, Texas where she was surrounded by her niece Emilia “Milly” Hernandez, nephew John Luke Sanchez and many other nieces and nephews. She was greeted in heaven by her parents Ricardo Sanchez and Emilia Caballero Sanchez, her brothers Julian Sanchez, Jacinto Sanchez and wife Juanita, Eulalio “Lalo” Sanchez, her sisters Katarina “Kitty” Thomas, Esperanza “Frances” Loera, Ramona Sanchez, Emilia Sanchez-Hernandez, Consuelo “Connie” Castillo and husband Simon, and Angelita “Angel” Borjas and husband Ruben.
Tina was born on February 5, 1931, in Austin, Texas. She had a very happy and outgoing personality and made friends everywhere she went. Tina was a devout Catholic that loved her faith. She was a Guadalupana at Guadalupe Catholic Church. She also prepared homemade meals and cleaned the homes of the Priests for both Guadalupe and Cristo Rey Churches. When Tina was in her teen years she worked in Michigan alongside her family as a migrant worker picking strawberries and potatoes. Later, she began working as a waitress at El Matamoros Restaurant off East 6th St. and El Gallo Restaurant. While working as a waitress she studied the beautician trade and was able to obtain her cosmetology license. Tina and her sister Ramona were able to open their own Beauty Shop on East 6th Street. They then moved to Houston, TX where they continued their trade and owning their own business. While running the beauty shop in Houston, Tina made time to study and get her GED. She made the decision to move back to Austin into her childhood home on Willow Street. Tina then began a career with the City of Austin and eventually retired from Austin Fire Department. Tina was a very active senior. She attended the Metz and Conley-Guerrero Recreation Center Senior programs for years. While attending the programs Tina was able to experience new things from riding a bike to making crafts alongside the many friends she made.
Tina’s family would like to thank Great Nieces E.V. Alba, Yvonne Cortez-Lopez, and Nonnie Alba-Hernandez, Great Nephew Zac Alba, Caretakers Mary Roberts, Frances Reyes and Kathy Morris and a special thank you to her nurses John Godby and Kandy Arnold of New Century Hospice for taking great care of Tina for the last few years.
Pallbearers will be Nephews David Castillo, Danny Castillo, Richard Sanchez, John Luke Sanchez, John Hernandez and Great Nephew Zac Alba.
Visitation Service will be held on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at Mission Funeral Home Chapel, 1615 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78702, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 6th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1206 E. 9th St., Austin, Texas 78702.
Interment Committal Services will follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH-35, Austin Texas 78704.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Augustina Sanchez, please visit Tribute Store