Louis Tovar Sanchez

DODGE CITY – Louis Tovar Sanchez, 97, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in Dodge City.


He was born in Dodge City on Aug. 19, 1923 the son of Soledad Sanchez and Florentina Tovar. He was a lifetime area resident who worked for Centel as a meter reader for many years and was the first Hispanic mayor of Dodge City along with the first Hispanic elected to the city commission.


On Oct. 23, 1943 he married Linda E. Esquibel in Dodge City, KS. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2007.


Survivors include: his three daughters, Linda Roush, Dodge City, KS, Victoria Smith, Wichita, KS, and Veronica Sanchez, Leesburg, VA; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Sanchez, Mission, KS; one sister, Anita Morales, Wichita, KS; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.


He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert D. Sanchez, five brothers, Alvin, Rudy, Frank, Gavino, and Isaac Sanchez, and six sisters, Lena, Ramona, Asuncion, Luz, Trinie, and Mary.


Services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place.


The family suggests memorials to Senior Center Friendship Meals or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe both in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.