MISSION - Anita Mendoza, 81, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at her home in Alton.
She was born on April 11, 1932 in San Miguel de Camargo, Tamps., Mexico.
Survivors include her children, Alberto Mendoza Jr., Alicia Ramirez, Armando Mendoza, Amada Segovia, Anita Gonzalez and Aurelia Perez; siblings, Maria Camargo, Santos Montelongo and Praxedis Pena; and 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alberto Mendoza, and her parents, Guadalupe Pena and Clemencia Hernandez.
The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Interment will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.