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Lesa Marie Sanchez

February 13, 1961 — May 23, 2022

Lesa Marie Sanchez

Lesa Marie (Williams) Sanchez of Otsego, MI passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the age of 61. She was born in Plainwell, MI on February 13, 1961, the daughter of James Williams and Francis (Lang) Gren.

She graduated from Plainwell High School in 1979. Throughout her life she has demonstrated a strong character and work ethic that evolved into a thirty year career with Kalamazoo Enterprise Center/Park Trades. 

Lesa brought into this world two sons: Justin in 1982 and Ryan in 1985. They were her world, from sporting events to family vacations she did her best to provide for her boys.

In 1990 she met the love of her life: David Sanchez and after seventeen years the two were united in holy matrimony on August 11, 2007. Together they enjoyed being outside, cooking, gardening, spending time with their family and just being together. More than anything they cherished spending time with their grandchildren.

She will fondly be remembered as a very caring and giving person often overlooking her own needs until everyone else had been taken care of.

She is preceded in her passing by her parents: Jim (Rita) Williams and Fran (Carl) Gren.

Left to cherish Lesa’s loving memory is her husband of fourteen years: David Sanchez; children: Justin (Erica) Meninga and Ryan Meninga; grandchildren: Hunter, Alivia, Brayden, Annabelle, and Kalvin; brother: Curt (Laurie) Williams and Jeff (Sharron) Gren; and countless cousins that are like brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Lesa’s wishes public services will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080 with a time for visiting on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations made in Lesa’s name may be directed to The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Lesa’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Sanchez family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell

120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell

120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080

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