Domingo L. Mendoza, Sr., surrounded by his family, was released from his earthly bonds into the Heavens, to be with our Heavenly Father on January 2, 2018 at the age of 82 yrs. Born March 31,1935 in San Marcos, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Domingo is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Guadalupe P. Mendoza, parents: Jose and Antonina Mendoza, grandson: Ronnie Mendoza, great grandchild: Angel Rangel, brothers: Raymond, Fred, Frank, Joe and John Mendoza, and sisters: Paula Aguilar, Lydia Calderon and Anna Teneyuque.
For 38 years, Mingo (as his friends called him) worked for Wide Lite as a welder until his retirement in 2000. Dad and Grandpa (as those that loved him called him), loved to spend time outdoors. He spent his retired years entertaining his family, which almost always included his legendary barbecue. His “gritos” are unforgettable and will be remembered not just by family, but by his friends and the staff at the nursing home. His nicknames for some of us will carry us through our lifetime. Dad also loved to relax and surround himself with family .He especially enjoyed watching WWE wrestling with his grandchildren and his beloved Dallas Cowboys with the rest of the family. We love our Dad and we will miss him dearly, as we do our mother (Guadalupe) who preceded him in death. But fortunately for us, they instilled a strong faith in us. We believe that when he was received in heaven, our mother was the first to greet him with open arms, and he is now at rest in the kingdom that awaits all of us of faith. Our hearts are full and his legacy will continue through us.
His life continues through his children: Daughter: Nelda Mendoza-Natal ( Dora), sons: Domingo Mendoza Jr.( Susie), Victor Mendoza Sr. (Gracie), Roy Mendoza Sr.( Nelda), brother: Marcelino Mendoza, sisters: Guadalupe Luna, Augustina Villa and Mary Ann Gaitan, grandchildren: Domingo III, Eric, Isaac, Karen, Vic, Lisa, Lori, Josh, and Autumn, great grandchildren: Matthew, Jacob, Lucas, Zerick, Zander, Mitchell, Rainey, Mia, Arianna, Ivan, Trey, Illianna, Marcos, Josiah, Jaden, Jordan, Diego, and Anellie, great great grandchild: Brody and with numerous nieces & nephews.
Visitation will begin on Friday/ January 5th/ 3:00pm-9:00pm at Los Angeles Funeral Home. Prayer Services will be Friday evening/ 7:00pm at the Los Angeles Funeral Chapel. Visitation on Saturday Morning will be at 9:00am at Sinai Pentecostal Church on 208 Laredo St. with Church Service held at 10:00 am Rev. Pastor Samuel Montoya will officiate. Interment will follow in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Domingo Mendoza III, Victor Mendoza Jr., Eric Mendoza, Isaac Mendoza, Lucas Mendoza and Josh Mendoza.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gilbert Natal Jr., Trey Mendoza and Josiah Mendoza.
The Family would like to thank the staff at Hays Nursing & Rehab Center for caring and taking care of our Dad and doing it wholeheartedly. We appreciate all of you.
Arrangements entrusted to the Villasenor Family-Los Angeles Funeral Home
300 Cheatham St. San Marcos (512)392-367
Please visit www.losangelesfh.com to offer condolences and to send flowers.