Manuel S. Mendoza 1917 - 2007 Lawrence
Graveside services for Manuel S. Mendoza, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Mendoza died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at his home.He was born July 28, 1917, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Manuel and Socorro Suniga Mendoza. He moved to Lawrence from Dallas in 1945.Mr. Mendoza worked at Stokley-VanCamp for 35 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.He married Mary Angela Jaimez on Sept. 12, 1938, in Crookston, Minn. She died Feb. 27, 2002.Survivors include 10 daughters, Isabel Mendoza Vargas, Ernestina Mendoza Guerrero and Anita Mendoza Coyote, all of Topeka, Corina Mendoza Bermudez, Rose Mendoza Carmona, Hope Mendoza Sutton, Jenny Mendoza Pantoja, Gloria Mendoza Ming and Rita Mendoza Melendez, all of Lawrence, and Mary Mendoza Ming, Mississippi; three sons, Richard M., Topeka, and Luis and Ruben, both of Lawrence; three sisters; a brother, of Dallas; 41 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Mendoza was preceded in death by two sons, Antonio and Robert; two sisters and two brothers.A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Thursday.The family suggests memorials to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Mendoza.