Dora Maria G. Mendez

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Dora Maria G. Mendez, 94, of Cuero passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
 
She was born on May 19, 1919 in Lindenau to Ruperto Garza and Juanita Aleman. She married her beloved Francisco Mendez in 1940 in Cuero. Dora was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
 
She is survived by daughters Dellia Mendez of Cuero, Oralia Gonzales of Gonzales, and Susie Soto of Stockdale; sons Gilbert Mendez of Cuero, Ernest Mendez of Cuero, Joe Mendez of Cuero, and Ramon Mendez of Corpus Christi; sister Maria Sixtos; 23 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons Gilberto Mendez, Eliceo Mendez, Frank Mendez Jr.; daughters Gloria Salazar, and Amelia Mendez; sisters Elvira Villasana, and Josefa Banda; brothers Ruperto Garza, Ismael Garza, Jose Garza, Andres Garza, and Frank Garza; and granddaughter Princess Gonzales.
 
Pallbearers include Gilbert Mendez Jr., Danny Villarreal, Robert Mendez, Steven Canales, Ernest Mendez Jr., and Frank James Mendez.
 
Honorary pallbearers include Nick Villarreal III, Nicky Villarreal, Eddie Mendez, Ramon Mendez Jr., and Matt Mendez.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cuero with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Cheapside Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or donor’s choice.
 
You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com. Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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