Esther Guzman Mendoza
Esther Guzman Mendoza, 97, of Salinas, has gone to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, April 5, 2013. She was born September 12, 1915, in Apatzingan, Michoacan Mexico.
Esther enjoyed cooking for family, was excellent at crocheting, spending quality time with family and friends.
Ma Esther, as all her grandchildren called her, was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and was adored and loved by her family. Her spirit will live on in all of us; we are forever grateful to have had her in our lives. Ma Esther will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Mendoza Sr.; and son, Antonio Mendoza Jr.
Esther is survived by her daughters, Nicolasa Sanchez, Guadalupe Mendoza; sons, Joel Mendoza Sr., Rogelio Mendoza, Joel Gusman Jr.; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 West San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville, CA 95012.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Our Lady of Refuge Church.
Burial will follow at Castroville District Cemetery, Moss Landing.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com