Beatrice Mendiola

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Beatrice Mendiola
October 21, 1926 - February 18, 2016
Beatrice (Bea) Mendiola, 89, of Caldwell Idaho, passed away on February 18, 2016, in the comforts of her home.
At Bea's request, a funeral service will not be held. We do however invite all of Bea's many friends and family members to join us on Tuesday February 23, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell for her viewing. There will be a graveside burial service held Wednesday February 24, 2016, 1 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and a celebration of life to follow at her church, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
Bea was born in Torrington, Wyoming to George and Mary Tallabas on October 21, 1926. Bea loved the lord and led her life accordingly; always presenting herself as a proper lady. When this proper young lady met Frank Mendiola their great legacy was yet to be written. Bea and Frank were married on November 11, 1950; they were married 65 beautiful years. Together they raised four children and played a loving and active role in the lives of their many grandchildren and great grandchildren; Bea's family was the love of her life!
In addition to Bea's full time commitment of wife and mother, she worked at Simplot and later as a "lunch lady" for Washington Grade School in Caldwell for a number of years. Bea enjoyed tending her gorgeous flower gardens and cooking many authentic meals for family gatherings. Bea was also actively involved in her church of many years, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
Bea is survived by her adoring husband Frank, their children Frank Jr. (Aldo), Robert, George (Margaret), and Diane Shaul (Al), grandchildren Shannon Tippin (John), Chris Mendiola (Sarah), David Mendiola (Amber), Renee Strong (Jordan), Chuck Price (Jessica), brothers Art Tallabas (Terrie), Ernie Tallabas and sisters Mary Rodriguez (Dave) and Pat Cheatham (Dixie), Vickie Tallabas, as well as many great grandchildren she adored, Courtney, Ashton, Kade, Ashley, Jaden, Trenton, Kayley, Jax, Charley, and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Bea is preceded in death by her beloved grand baby Kenney Joe Price, her parents Mary and George Tallabas, brothers and sisters, Don & Chris Tallabas, Jake & Margaret Lopez, George Tallabas, Mela Lopez and Cora Morales.
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 21, 2016