Dora Mendoza

Dora Mendoza

April 13, 1929 – July 26, 2017
Dora Mendoza of Gilroy, CA passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017.
She was born in Los Angeles, CA, daughter of the late Raymond and Marty Salas.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Raul M. Mendoza of Gilroy, whom she said was the “best thing that ever happened to me.”
She was the mother of Lucille Beltran, Willie Munoz, Dorothy Farias, and Edward Munoz of Gilroy, Frank Munoz (Teresa) of Hollister, CA., and Michael Mendoza (Cindy) of Folsom, CA. She had ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bertha Pena and son, Ronnie Munoz.
She had a passion for bowling for over 50 years. She also enjoyed walking on the levy and dancing with her husband. She was an avid SF Giants fan and loved watching her kids play baseball. Nothing brought her more joy than having her family together for food and laughter.
A private family burial was held on July 28, 2017.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial reception on August 12, 2017 at 1:00pm, in the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Hall, located at 651 Broadway, Gilroy, CA 95020.
The Mendoza family would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the care and services provided by Sutter Care at Home, Hospice of the Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Sutter Care at Home, Hospice of the Valley.

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