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Margaret S. Mendez


1939 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Margaret S. Mendez Obituary
Margaret was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Alamogordo to Fidencio and Carmen (Flores) Molinar and went home to be with her lord on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
Meeting her husband, Ralph V. Mendez, they were married June 2, 1961, at Immaculate Conception Church in Alamogordo. For 52 years they made their home in Tularosa.
Margaret enjoyed being a housewife and mom. She always looked forward to spending time with her extended family, laughing, telling stories and making good tortillas and green chili for everyone to enjoy.
Margaret also loved serving the lord in her church, St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church, where she worked alongside many friends in needed areas. Margaret and Ralph raised two daughters, Kathleen Margaret and Rose Marie. She also loved taking care of her grandchildren Kinsey Renee, Alison Lera, Daniel BenRex and Anita Margarita.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Jose Molinar.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph, of the family home in Tularosa; Kathleen Parsons and her husband, Benny, of Artesia; Rose Baroz and her husband, Bobby John, of Tularosa; grandchildren Kinsey Munoz and her husband, Fabian, of Artesia, Alison Parsons, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Daniel Parsons, of Artesia; and Anita Baroz, of Tularosa; sisters Maria Valle and Carmen Valdespino; and brothers Henry, Ignacio and Augustine Molinar.
The rosary will be recited for Margaret at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the church at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Family and friends and welcome to attended a potluck at the parish hall following the memorial service. The family would also like to thank Casa Arena Blanca Nursing home for the care they gave Margaret over the last three years.
The Mendez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 16 to Jan. 23, 2013
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