Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joaquin R. Mendoza

July 26, 1923
Guadalajara, Mexico
June 19, 2012
Phoenix, Arizona

Joaquin R. Mendoza, 88, of Phoenix, and a former resident of Tolleson, passed away at his home on June 19, 2012. He was born on July 26, 1923 in Guadalajara, Mexico to Rosa Mendoza and Deonicio Rendon. Joaquin moved to Arizona in 1942, and was a very accomplished farmer and ranch hand in the early years of Arizona.

Joaquin is preceded in death by his wife, Penny Perez; and his parents, Deonicio and Rosa. He is survived by his daughters, Lynda Figueroa, Cyndee Chavez, Jacque Ayala, April Williams and Kim Broyles; his sons, Louis Rodriguez and Richard Mendoza; 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on June 26 from 9:00am-11:00am at Avenidas Funeral Chapel located at 522 East Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00am, with Rev. John Moreno officiating. Burial will follow the service at Resthaven Park Cemetery West located at 6450 West Northern Avenue in Glendale.

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  1. Dear Father,

    Even though we knew nothing of each other, I give you thanks for a loving mother. I have always loved you with all my heart, and now I must set you free to rest in peace.

    your son,

    David Soto

    I love you dad I had so much to say
    and now I don't get the chance to say,
    because you have been taken away.

    God saw you getting tired,
    When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    and whispered, "come to me."

    You didn't deserve what you went through,
    So He gave you rest.
    God's garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best

    Thank you Dad!

  2. My condolences to my Father's Wife (Penny) and family during this very difficult time.

    My up-most respect and love to all of you.

    David Soto

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Joaquin was my grandpa & your condolences mean a lot. You're welcomed to the services. It's not too late to say goodbye.

  3. You're with the angels now grandpa, at peace & with grandma. I'll never forget the memories of you that God blessed me with. I love you.

    David, you're welcomed to come to his services. I know it's not the same but it's not too late to say goodbye.

  4. Saludos a tod@s los familiares y amigos de mi hermano Joaquín.

    Ustedes no me conocen, yo soy Margarita Rendón Mendoza, la hermana menor de Joaquín y me enteré de su fallecimiento por nuestro hermano Luis. Hace mucho tiempo que no tenía contacto con él, la última vez que lo ví fue en el funeral de nuestra madre.

    Yo tenía como cuatro años cuando el se fue a los Estados Unidos. Recuerdo que en dos ocasiones vino, cuando se casó con Penny y luego cuando trajo a tres de sus hijos.

    Aunque mi familia y yo nos encontramos fisicamente muy lejos, compartimos su perdida y les enviamos nuestras mas sinceras condolencias y mejores deseos.

    Me hubiera gustado convivir más con él, sin embargo les ofrezco mi desinteresada amistad. Actualmente vivo en la Ciudad de México, si alguna vez gustan contactarme lo pueden hacer al correo electrónico de mi hija