Lisa Kotula, Daughter of Victor Sanchez, Dies

Her father, Victor Sanchez,is a Florida racing official.

Lisa Kotula, daughter of longtime Gulfstream Park clerk of scales and Prime Time Manager Victor Sanchez, died in Atlanta Thursday after a long illness.

Her 43rd birthday would have been July 9.

“My plane from Florida was delayed (Thursday morning), but she waited long enough for me to get there and say goodbye,” Sanchez said.  

In addition to her father, Lisa is survived by her husband, Joe; children Chelsea and Kennedy; mother, Carmen; sister Brenda; brother Victor Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Victor Sanchez said there will be a private service.

A fund has been established to help the two teenage children of Ms. Kotula. The fund will be administered by Brenda Ours, Ms. Kotula’s sister, and will be dedicated to Ms. Kotula’s two children, Chelsea and Kennedy. Fund contributions may be sent to Brenda Ours, 3075 Spring Lake Drive, Buford, Ga. 30519.