Maria Sanchez Urias passed away Friday, May 10 at the age of 85. She was born on September 3, 1927 to Daniel and Teresa Sanchez in Fort Stockton. Maria Urias was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. So many people have been blessed because of her. She lived her life to the fullest, was very cheerful and had a playful sense of humor. Along with her husband, she graciously opened their home to anyone in need. They were very humble and didnt have much, but somehow managed to give countlessly to others and never wanted anything in return. Maria was a pillar of strength and the lessons that she leaves us are irreplaceable. She taught us to love unconditionally, give endlessly, fight for all things important, and much much more, but above all she instilled in everyone a love for God. It is because of her faith, that we are people of faith and that is legacy that will live on forever. There are truly no words honorable enough to describe her spirit. She was a precious gift from God that we are all extremely grateful to have received. She is loved beyond measure and will be missed immensely. She is survived by her seven sons, Alfredo Urias and wife Anna of Fort Stockton, Robert Urias of Midland, Orlando Urias and wife Martha of El Paso, Raul Urias and Sophia of Odessa, Saul Urias and wife Rosie of Del Rio, Abel Urias and wife Susan of Del Rio two daughters, Norma Barker of Fort Stockton, Minnie Moya and husband Frank of Kermit Brother Brijido Sanchez of Fort Stockton sister, Rita Murillo of Firebaugh California thirty grandchildren thirty five great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Urias was preceded in death by her parents husband, Alfredo Urias son, Alfonso Urias brother Antonio Sanchez sisters, Luisa Ramirez, Bernice Hernandez and Cipriana Uranga.
There will be a visitation at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Stockton Monday May 13, from 10am8pm. Her Funeral will be Tuesday, May 14th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Danny Holguin officiating.