Ronald Sanchez |

Ronald Sanchez

Ronald Q. Sanchez died Feb. 17 at Hays Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in San Marcos, Texas. He was 67.

No services are planned at this time. His and his wife’s ashes will be released together in California.

Mr. Sanchez was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Antioch to Quirino Sanchez and Isabel Diaz Sanchez. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from high school in Banning. He married Penelope Ann Blanchard on Oct. 5, 1963, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Long Beach. Both of them worked at Douglas Aircraft in Orange County.

Mr. Sanchez relocated to Nevada County in 1984 after visiting during a family vacation. He and his wife opened The Hat Shop on Broad Street in Nevada City, where they both worked.

He owned and operated Ron Sanchez Photography for several years as well.

He retired from Longs Drugs in 2004 where he worked in the photo department. He moved to San Marcos, Texas, in 2007 to be closer to his sons.

Mr. Sanchez was an active member of the 49er Rotary Club and enjoyed day trips to spots in Nevada County with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Sanchez is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Christopher Sanchez and Laurie Holbrook of Kyle, Texas, and Matthew and Susan Sanchez of Jonesboro, Ark.; granddaughters Ashley, Emma and Laura; brothers Richard Sanchez of Riverside, Robert Sanchez of Nipomo and Roy Sanchez of Riverside and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Penelope Sanchez.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Sanchez’s name to the 49er Rotary Club, c/o 49er Endowment, 101 McKnight Way, Suite B in Grass Valley.

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