Eva S. Mendoza, 65, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009.

She was born March 19, 1944 in Raymondville, Texas to Juan and Luciana Sanchez.

Eva was a woman with a big heart and lots of spirit.

She enjoyed dancing, creating ceramics, baking and gardening and spending quality time with her family and her grandchildren.

Eva is survived by her life-long husband, Manuel Mendoza; her sons, Joe Mendoza (Mary) of Copperas Cove, Texas, Oscar S. Mendoza of Seattle and Fred Mendoza (Michelle) of Grandview; two daughters, Debbie Mendoza of Grandview and Eva M. Jasso (Humberto) of Sunnyside; her grandchildren whom she loved deeply, Alejandra Lopez, Cassandra Mehrer, Morgan Mendoza, Nate Mendoza, Maria I. Jasso, Humberto M. Jasso, Brittany Sanchez, Jordan Sanchez and Evan G. Jasso; two sisters, Aurora Ochoa and Maria Lopez; four brothers, Abelardo Sanchez, Adan Sanchez, Ernesto Sanchez and Juan Sanchez.

Viewing for Eva Mendoza will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Interment will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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