Ciria Reyes Mendoza
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Jul 13, 1941
Apr 14, 2014
Loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Ciria was born on July 13, 1941 in San Bernardo, Mexico, the daughter of Marcelino Reyes and Francisca Perez.
She passed away on April 14, 2014 surrounded by her beloved family. She and her husband Antonio Mendoza lived in Sparks Nevada since 1974. She was 72 years young.
Ciria loved to cook for her eight children, 24 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her grandchildren called her 'cooking grandma'. It seems God needed a great cook. She offered nothing but love and was the core of our family. She will be deeply missed.
She went to work everyday at Murrieta's Mexican Restaurant to make homemade chile rellenos, tamales and salsas for her children's family business.
Ciria leaves behind her husband Antonio Mendoza her eight children, Arturo Mendoza, Marta Mendoza, Antonio Mendoza, Marcelino Mendoza, Jose Mendoza, Julia Mendoza, Guadalupe Mendoza, and Bernardo Mendoza.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 21st between 5:00-7:00 at Ross, Burke & Knobel 2155 Kietzke Lane.
A mass will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception 2900 N. McCarran Blvd. Sparks. Immediately following will be the burial at Our Mother of Sorrows 2700 N. Virginia Street.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 22nd between 1:30-5:00 at Hidden Valley Country Club 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive.
Ross, Burke & Knobel, Reno
2155 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Apr. 19, 2014