HENRY C. MENDOZA
Apr. 12, 1926 - Feb. 13, 2014
Henry C. Mendoza, 87, formerly of El Centro, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, at his home in Jackson, Missouri.
He was born April 12, 1926, in Cottonwood, Ariz., to Enrique and Gavena Contreas Mendoza. He and Petra "Pat" Ruby were married May 22, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz. Cpl.
Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Pat of Jackson; two children, Linda (Ron) Hitt of Jackson and Henry "Jake" Mendoza of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, James (Heidi) Hitt of Burfordville, Missouri and Christa Hitt of Jackson; two great-grand- children, and another expected in June. Also surviving is a sister, Rebecca; two brothers- in-law, Paul (Olalia) Ruby of Beeville, Tex., Gilbert Ruby of Santa Paula, Ca.
Friends may call Monday, February 17, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Deacon Walt Biri will lead parish prayers at 7 p.m., immediately followed with the rosary, led by the Marian Prayer Group of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with the Revs. John Harth and Jose' Araque concelebrating. Full military honors will be accorded at a committal service, Tuesday, at 2 p.m, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.