She was born on Oct. 30, 1926, in Three Rivers to Jose P. and Ernestina (Munoz) Gutierrez. She married Ezekiel Mendez on Aug. 18, 1951, in Three Rivers. Mrs. Mendez was employed in sales in the retail industry and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose P. and Ernestina Gutierrez; two brothers, Rodolfo and Jose M. Gutierrez; and one sister, Leonila Peña.
Survivors include her husband, Ezekiel Mendez; two daughters, Linda Castro of Garland and Belinda Mendez of Three Rivers; two sons, Rocky Mendez (Micaela) of Three Rivers and Bobby Mendez of Houston; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Galloway and Sons in Three Rivers. A chapel service was conducted there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with Father George Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Three Rivers Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ruben Peña, Hector Peña, Roque Peña, Louis Mendez, Edward Mendez and Henry Estrada. Honorary pallbearer was Marcos Mendez.
Galloway and Sons Funeral Home, Three Rivers