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  • Visitation:  5-7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home
  • Funeral:  1:00 p.m., Tuesday at Rest Haven Memory Gardens

Elias Rios Sanchez, age 64, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2008 at Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Hospital, Greenville. The son of Aurelio & Flora (Rios) Sanchez, he was born on Spet. 16, 1944 in Weslaco, Texas. For over 20 years he worked for Bolthouse Farms in both Michigan and Texas, and prior to his stroke worked for Michigan Apple in Sparta for almost five years.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen (Martinez) Sanchez of Greenville; a son, Elias Sanchez, Jr.; a daughter, Julissa & Osvaldo Jaimes; four grandchildren, Maricarmen, Osvaldo, Julissa, and Jessica Jaimes; six sisters and brothers, Maria J. & Nicholas Jimenez, Fidel R. Sanchez, all of Greenville, Sylvester Sanchez of Cedar Springs, Guadalupe & Gaudalupe Garza of Grand Rapids, Wanda & Mario Aguelar, and Dora Villarreal, all of Cedar Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, with Deacon Zenon Cardenas officiating.  Visitation is Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where the rosary will be prayed beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Elias online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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