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Roberto Sendejo

Apr 27, 1950 - Jul 8, 2021 (Age 71)

Palm Desert, California


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Forest Lawn - Cathedral City Obituary

Roberto Sendejo, born on April 27, 1950, in Hermanas, Coahuila, Mexico entered into eternal rest in Heaven on July 8, 2021. He resided in Palm Desert, CA at the time and was 71 years old when he died. Roberto grew up in Moncolva, México and immigrated to the United States in the early 1960's where he eventually established roots in Palm Desert, CA. Roberto was a generous, compassionate, and loving, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and father-in-law and friend. Roberto loved everyone he met and would help all those in need. He loved his work, his cacti, goats, chickens, and his ranchito.

Roberto is survived by his wife, Martha Sendejo, and children, Eduardo Gil Sendejo (Leticia) and Edith Gil Arreola (Juan); 2 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Roberto is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Ramiro Sendejo, Jose Sendejo, Eustolia Padilla, Juan Sendejo, Tita Aguilar, Socorro Castilleja, and Francisco Sendejo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eloy and Natalia Sendejo and his brother, Jesus Sendejo.

*A Holy Rosary will be prayed before the Funeral Mass on Monday July 26. The Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Tyler Tripp celebrant. The family will receive family and friends following the Funeral Mass from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Sacred Heart School Gymnasium.

*The Holy Rosary, Funeral Mass and Reception will be available for viewing from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm via the Zoom link provided. Please copy and paste this link into your browser for viewing if the hyperlink is not active: Zoom Passcode: Alamo

*In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Galilee Center in Mecca at by clicking on the Donate Now button in the upper right-hand corner and noting "In Memory of Roberto Sendejo." If you wish to send a check, please send your check to: Galilee Center P.O. Box 308 Mecca, CA 92254.

*Arrangements for Roberto's interment are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cathedral City, California.

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Thank you Roberto for providing so many smiles to strangers!

The Alamo

I am so grateful to have known Roberto, he was a rare human being. He cared so much for all people and animals and loved to bring a smile to all. I definitely miss seeing him on my morning hikes. I am a better person for knowing him and will always cherish the memories of him.

We were shocked to learn of Roberto's passing, and also heartbroken for his family and loved ones. We will always appreciate his help and kindness to us as new homeowners at Canyon Heights. Many blessings and sympathies to all who knew him. Sunni and Len York

Roberto Sendejo, the epitome of a decent human being.

Roberto was a marvelous mixture of intelligence, humor, loyalty, tradition, and compassion. He was loved by my grandparents when he worked for Canyon Estates and we have enjoyed a friendship for more than 30 years. Our daily chats during his tenure at Canyon Heights will be treasured forever.

Roberto loved his God, family, many friends, and countries and will certainly find a special place in Heaven.


It was always a good day when Roberto passed by our house with a honk or a wave or if he happened to be within stopping distance for a meaningful conversation, happy thoughts and always a smile and a positive attitude. We were also one of the lucky ones who many times received gifts of love at our door step, especially when we were at canyon estates and Mario’s mom was recovering from cancer. Which she did and Roberto and Martha were a big part of that. Roberto was the kindest and most...

Our deepest sympathies to the Sendejo family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, The O'Neills

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