Amelia Valenzuela Sanchez, 87 passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 2, 1930 in Sequin, TX, the daughter of Esteben and Terenda (nee: Gonzales).  She married Benito J. Sanchez on December 23, 1953.  Amelia loved   hobbies, some of which were sewing, spending time in her beloved garden, working crossword puzzles, and scratch off tickets.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.  She leaves behind her children, Daniel V. Sanchez, Rueben (Jeralyn) Sanchez, Alicia (Joe Guillory) Sanchez, Gloria Sanchez, Irene (Jose Zavela) Sanchez, Andrew (Tammy Finley) Sanchez, Maria (Paulino Bernal) Sanchez, Dianne Tierney, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, other nieces, nephews and relatives.  She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter Sally N. McMahon, sister Olivia Reyes and brother Joe Valenzuela of Texas.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Amelia on Monday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church (1100 Erie St., Racine) with Father Antony Thomas officiating.  The family will receive guests on Monday, December 18, 2017 in church from 1:00 p.m. until time of services, and on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Burial is private for the family per Amelia’s wishes.