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Jesse Mendoza


Jesse Mendoza, 84, Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Jesse was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Chanute, the son of Bernie and Evarista (Gutierrez) Mendoza. He grew up in Chanute.

On April 3, 1948, Jesse married Rebecca Ysusi at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. They made their home in Chanute until moving to Humboldt in 1956. Jesse worked for Harry Byers Concrete and Santa Fe Railroad in Chanute before working 23 years at Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt. In 1965, he and his wife opened Las Palomas restaurant in Humboldt and operated it until he retired in 2002.

His memberships include St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Humboldt. Jesse enjoyed watching sports.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Rebecca Mendoza; five children, Phyllis Perez and husband Lupe, Humboldt, Esther Roush and husband Vernon, Topeka, Larry Mendoza and wife Karen, Humboldt, Lydia Baker and husband John, Iola, and Bridget Headley and husband Jerry, Lebo; seven siblings, two sisters-in-law, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Robert, Pete and Charlie, and two sisters, Marcella Mendoza and Corrine Perez.

Parish rosary is at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt. Visitation will follow the rosary in the Parish Hall.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Humboldt.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Horizon Hospice and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.

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