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Kathleen "Kathy" Mendoza Obituary
Kathleen "Kathy" Mendoza of Las Cruces passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 to be with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.
She was born in Washington, D.C. June 24, 1924. "Kathy," as she was fondly known, was a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York City and later became a caregiver after moving to New Mexico with her husband and children
Kathleen spent her life in the service of others without complaint. She cared for her ailing parents for many years until they died and also cared for her severely ill husband until he died, as well as caring for her daughter through their illnesses. Kathleen had a beautiful, gentle soul, was very spiritual with a firm belief in God, remaining optimistic no matter how tough life's challenges became.
Kathy devoted her life to the care of others in need, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a very loving, nurturing, supportive, strong, giving, kind and honest human being, filled with love for family, friends and life. A very warm person, she expressed much laughter and had a terrific sense of humor. She loved to sing and frequently sang in her church choir or folk mass in her younger days. Kathy enjoyed talking to people, cried easily sharing others' sadness as well as her own
Having a great admiration for cats and dogs, she dearly loved her own pets, her beloved fur babies, her Chihuahua, Angel Bunny and cat Miko. She loved to collect plush toy animals, watch movies, wear stylish clothing and was always appreciative of all of life's gifts.
Her family was center most in her life and she frequently sacrificed her needs for theirs. A truly wonderful, nurturing and devoted mother, she was always a ray of sunshine.
Kathleen will be deeply missed; her death is a great loss to our world. She has now journeyed on to our Father's Kingdom, to a new life from pain and sorrow. We will always love you Mom and you will live on, in our hearts and minds forever. Kathy, you were the best and you will always be the best - your daughters, Terry and Linda. Thank you Kathy for all your love and support throughout the years.
Kathleen is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Terry Mendoza, Ina Rousel Mendoza and adopted daughter, Linda Rigales. Other survives include her granddaughter, Charmaine Mendoza and her cousins, Barbara Rodriguez, Charlie and Felice Brooks, as well as her "honorary" sister, Sandra Tellez.
She was preceded in death by husband, Eddie Mendoza, parents, Franklin and Edna Brooks and brother, James Brooks.
Visitation for Kathy will begin at 6 p.m., today, Monday, July 30, 2012 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road, where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Cremation will follow and inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date.
Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory of Las Cruces. 527-2222 For online condolence logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.

Published in Deming Headlight on July 30, 2012
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