Cover photo for Hortencia Sanchez's Obituary
Hortencia Sanchez Profile Photo
1927 Hortencia 2020

Hortencia Sanchez

June 17, 1927 — July 9, 2020

Odessa, Texas

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Hortencia Covos Sanchez, 93 years, of Odessa, departed in her sleep to spiritually to join her husband, Adalberto Rodriguez Sanchez. Preceded by their daughter, Oralia Sanchez, son Alonzo A. Sanchez, plus 5 little angels.

She was born to Miguel and Paula Covos on June 17, 1927 in Presidio, Teas. Hortencia and Adalberto met through correspondence during WWII, while he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Providence as a Gunner. When the war ended, he came home and they met, love was inevitable, and they married on May 5, 1947. They were blessed with 14 children. They shared their love of dancing with each other, family and friends until Adalberto passed away on July 13, 2009. They were crowned king and queen of the International Ballroom. She was a devout Christian lady who loved and cared for everyone. Always smiling and making everyone laugh, her hobbies were dancing, coloring, collecting jewelry and bling-bling accessories.

She is survived by 5 daughters and 4 sons; Alice (Frank) Cedillos, Delia Ortiz, Bertha (Lucio) Patino, Dora Abila, Olga Mata, Adalberto Jr. (Sonny) Sanchez, Orlando (Joanna) Sanchez, Joel (Xochilt) Sanchez, David (Jessica) Sanchez, also 30 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren, her brothers; Oscar Covos, Lucio (Juanita) Covos, Edmundo (Benita) Cobos, Ervey (Felicita) Covos.

Due to the rules, regulations and restrictions set forward at this time, our hearts are saddened that we cannot share this moment with everybody, but in the near future, the family will be having a special memorial celebration service to honor her with the grand farewell deserved for Mrs. Sanchez. We will invite everyone to join us. Thank you for your prayers.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Tony Franco officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery in Los Angeles Section. Arrangements are under Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory. Please visit on our website at to sign guest book and give condolences.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hortencia Sanchez, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St Anthony's Catholic Church

1321 W Monahans St, Odessa, TX 79763

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 23

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree