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To Celebrate a Life of Love: Alma Winfield Sanz

February 22, 1931-October 20, 2021

Alma Winfield Sanz, age 90, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Alma was born on February 22, 1931.

A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Alma graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1949 and went on to work as an administrative assistant for the Internal Revenue Service. There, she met her future husband, IRS agent Ralph August Sanz.

The pair wed in 1959 and Alma took time off to raise their three children before returning to work, first for the San Antonio Ballet Company and later for the U.S. Air Force.

Throughout her life, Alma was known for her warm heart and generous spirit. Though not rich, she was acutely aware that there were many who were less fortunate, and she happily shared what she had. Strangers were always welcome at her table, and she never met a stray she wouldn’t take in. From her childhood cat Snowball to her final beloved dog, Tiny, all her pets were well-loved and deeply treasured.

Alma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph, and their infant daughter Linda. She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Carstens (Jeff Carstens), Laurie LaPenotiere-Woolard (Scott Woolard), and Larry Sanz, along with her three grandchildren, Colin LaPenotiere and Jordan and Sydney Sanz.

A visitation for Alma will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78249. A rosary service will occur on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78249. A funeral Mass will occur on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78249. A graveside service will occur on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM at San Fernando #2 Cemetery, 746 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78237.