Mary Ellen McBride Sanchez passed away on March 7, 2019 at the age of 84. She was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. When Mary was a child, her family moved to Yakima, Washington and later to McCloud, California. She met her husband of 54 years, Jose Sanchez, and they together raised their family in the town of Weed, California.

Mary Ellen should be remembered as a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and a passionate advocate for animals. Strong in her thoughts, she always made certain she was heard. She had a clever sense of humor and wit to match. As for that eyebrow twitch, well, she blamed all her kids for that.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Jose, and eldest son, Ramon.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her daughter Patricia (Chris); her son Robert (Charlene); and a bonus daughter, Rachael; two grandsons; and five great grandchildren.

Mary would like everyone to spay and neuter their pets and be kind to all animals.