Welcome to Ama's Heaven 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JUANA (AMA) MENDOZA

"I shall fear no evil for the angels of god will always be with me" 
( June ) will be a part of the year that will be remembered for many years.  Juana Mendoza passed away on
June 14th 2002 - and was buried on June 20th 2002. 

She is survived by 6 sons and 4 daughters. 
Ray, Gilbert, Irene, Jenny, David,
Alex, Ruben, Robert, Rosie, & Mary.
Many
grandkids, great grandkids, & great great grandkids.
Son-in-Laws and Daughter-in-Laws
that loved and will miss her very much.
Jenny had 4 sisters and 1 brother. 
Bertha, Reggie, Mary, Ruth, and Manuel
Her Mother Hilda.
 
Many nephews and nieces and their kids.
 
The service was held at 11am at Rose Hill and afterwards
many relatives and friends came together for a celebration to remember Juana Mendoza.  
Several people spoke about Juana "Ama" during the service.  
Jimmy Duenas said it best,
"Her accomplishments were amazing, she was a wonderful mother,
a hard worker and a very determined woman".
 
At Sky Rose Chapel
Ruben talked about Ama's life and in closing, he said,
"I want to leave you with this song,
(What a Wonderful World)
to remember your mother, my mother, and our mothers."
 

What a Wonderful World !

by Louis Armstrong

  
"Ama, from Louie to you,
go in peace with the song you lived by,
God bless you Ama," your son Ruben Mendoza 
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THIS VIDEO IS IN APPRECIATION TO JUANA "AMA" MENDOZA
FOR THE SERVICE HER FAMILY HAS GIVEN TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
  
Vito dedicated and honored Ama with 7 United States of America flags each one
 representing the service served by her sons and deceased husband (Salvador)
 

On Tuesday March 30, 2010 Alex arranged for

A military visit by the honor guard - rifle detail
at Rose Hills Cemetery honoring Mrs. Juana Mendoza.
Juana's six sons and her husband served in the United States 
Armed Forces from 1942 to 1982 covering every branch of service.

An honorary military 21 gun salute for Juana "ama" Mendoza was performed

On March 30th 2010.   An All United States Marine Corps Honor Guard

Detail Unit "Semper Fi #1" from the Riverside National Cemetery

Honored Juana at Rose Hills in the City of Whittier, California.

And she received a traditional 21 gun salute in honor

of her nobel contributions for her husband

And son's  gallantry by serving in every

Branch of the United States Military

and including law enforcement.

 
Your contributions to the
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
were second to none


UNITED STATES

            
        NAVY        USMC      ARMY     AIR FORCE   COAST GUARD


 Don't Cry For Me !
Do not stand at my grave and weep.  I am not there, I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn's rain.

    

                                                                                        
    

                                                                                            PEACE BE WITH YOU.                                                        
                                            and  also  with  you  god  bless   you  believe  in  the   lord  allmighty  take  care  of  your   family  pray  for  the   family                                                         
 

 
"A Memorial for Ama"
THE FIRELIGHT OF HER MEMORY WILL LIVE FOREVER HERE
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Your loving son
" Vito "
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ROSE HILLS WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA
 

MENDOZA, JUANA GAVALDON

 

Date Of Death:

Friday, June 14, 2002

Burial Property Name:

Gateway Terrace Lawn

Burial Section:

1

Burial Lot:

1711

Grave/Niche:

3

Entrance Gate:

1

 
" God Bless You Ama "
 
Memories from the past..... my mom !
 
I always remember what Ama used to say,  "the coffee is fresh" or, "let me go get some pan dulce from the little store" (no matter what time you went over there) and always asked about the kids and when were they coming over. 
Always found a place for someone to stay the night (or many nights) no matter if there was no room, she made room.  She went through many years knowing that her sons were in danger being in the military or that her daughters made their own way at times away from home.
 
Cafesito and Pan dulce were always fresh!  What a woman, seems like only yesterday.  She never gave up on my dad, always there to keep him straight and comfortable.  At their 50th wedding anniversary she spoke softly to my dad after they renewed their vows and said, "Que dios lo bendiga".  She was truly a proud and dedicated woman.  Her life was not an easy one but she always managed.

Her backyard was not a mess, it was a paradise.  She was a collector of many things which were stored in the backyard, front yard, side yard, and throughout the house and always showing off the newest thing she had and giving it all the attention until she found something else.  Her endless creativity was way ahead of its time.  All those things she came across outlined her personality and character and made her who she was. 
I wish I could be so lucky to have what she had now.  She came, she lived, and she left, but she will be remembered forever. 
 
 
 
This web-site page was created in July of 2002  by Vito and transferred over to
another website in 2004 and then on Sunday August 15, 2008 to another web-site.
June 2020 today I moved mom's page to this new website.
 THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND
PLEASE STOP BY ANYTIME.
ADDITIONAL UPDATES TO THIS SITE SOON 
SO CHECK IT OUT ONCE IN A WHILE!
 
 
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