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
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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