IN LOVING MEMORY OF
"I shall fear no evil for the angels of god will always be with me"
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.
grandkids, great grandkids, & great great grandkids.
Son-in-Laws and Daughter-in-Laws
that loved and will miss her very much.
Bertha, Reggie, Mary, Ruth, and Manuel
Her Mother Hilda.
Many nephews and nieces and their kids.
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".
What a Wonderful World !
by Louis Armstrong
FOR THE SERVICE HER FAMILY HAS GIVEN TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
were second to none
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
THE FIRELIGHT OF HER MEMORY WILL LIVE FOREVER HERE
Your loving son
" Vito "
MENDOZA, JUANA GAVALDON
Date Of Death:
Friday, June 14, 2002
Burial Property Name:
Gateway Terrace Lawn
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.
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