Alicia Sanchez 65, was the first Hispanic woman elected as mayor of a Michigan city; that city was Port Huron, where she served from 1991 to 1993. Along with being mayor of Port Huron, Sanchez also was a minority advocate in southwest Detroit, in various roles with the New Detroit Coalition, Latino Family Services Inc. and the Michigan Metro Girl Scout Council. It is reported that Sanchez received a double lung transplant in 2010 for pulmonary fibrosis, and died this past Monday after developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 13 when she moved to the United States with her mother from Mexico City. A visitation will be held Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place during the visitation at 7 pm.