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Juan Antonio Sanchez Rodriguez, 45 year old Vici, OK resident passed away on October 19, 2014 after a tragic car accident near Sharon, OK. Juan was born on July 29, 1969 to Heribeito Sanchez and Olga Gonzalez in Juarez Chihuahua Mexico. Juan was raised in El Monte, CA and Los Angeles, CA attending grade school and Roosevelt High School, in Los Angeles. Juan’s spouse was Bridgitte Gonzalez. The couple was together for over twenty years. They were blessed with three children, Jonathan Sanchez, Jennifer Sanchez and Isabelle Sanchez. They lived in El Monte, CA, Baldwin Park, CA, and Del City, OK before moving to Vici, OK in 2004. Juan was an operator for IOS, inspecting pipe throughout Western Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. He loved cooking for family and friends and was famous for his Barbecues. Everyone in the small town of Vici could smell Juan’s Barbecues. Juan attended the Community Christian and the First Christian Church in Vici. Juan was preceded in death by his step-dad Phillipe Gonzalez, grandfather, Juan Rodriguez, and uncle. He is survived by Bridgitte Gonzalez of Vici, OK; four children Jonathan Sanchez, Jennifer Sanchez, Isabelle Sanchez of Vici, OK, and Sandra Sanchez of Riverside, CA; mother Olga Gonzalez of Baldwin Park, CA; father Heriberto Sanchez of Mexico; sister Alma Gallardo and husband Delfino of Baldwin Park, CA; three nephews Christopher Gallardo, Nicholas Gallardo, and Alex Gallardo of Baldwin Park, CA; several aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Vici Community Center. Burial will be held at a later date at the Oakdale Memorial Cemetery in Glendora, CA. Shaw Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  October 22, 2014
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