Gloria Ann Mendieta

July 11, 1951February 7, 2021

Gloria Ann Mendieta, beloved, generous, caring and giving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, born July 11, 1951 to Trinidad and Frances Mendieta in Austin, Texas passed away surrounded by her partner and daughters on February 7, 2021.

Gloria Mendieta retired from the Texas House of Representatives after many years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Trinidad and Frances Mendieta; brother, Eugene Mendieta; and granddaughter, Chelsea Galindo.

Gloria is survived by her partner, Sam Balades; daughters, Lisa Tovar (Andrew Tovar), Brenda Benavides (Adolf Carmona), Michele Benavides (Rene Acosta), Amy Benavides; sisters, Janie Whitehead (Harold Whitehead), Mary Mendoza (beloved Johnny Mendoza); brothers, Zeke Mendieta (Patty Mendieta), Edward Mendieta (Virginia Mendieta); grandchildren, Cassandra Escalante, Carrisa Stiles (Steve Stiles), Isaac Soria (Christina Soria), Joey Rios, Eric Rios (Samantha Rios), Richard Ramos, Mark Matthew Galindo, Celeste Galindo; 15 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends who loved her and will sadly miss her.

Visitation 9:00 am - 11:30 am on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue.

Funeral Mass 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. Julia Catholic Church, 900 Tillery.

Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Isabelle Mendez

February 24, 2021

Lisa, Brenda, Shorty and family.
I would like to extend my most deepest and since condolonces to all of you in the passing of your mother Gloria. May god grant her eternal rest, and may you all hold her memory dear with the love you have for her. A mother is a special LOVE, and with all she did by loving, caring, and her generous love will bring comfort, joy and everlasting memories.

Irene Constancio

February 17, 2021

Lisa, Tita, Shorty, Brenda and family, My deepest condolences to you all. Your Mom was very much loved and we are saddened to hear of her passing, She had much faith and I believe she is rejoicing with the Lord and her Chelsea. May God give you strength through the days ahead. We will always remember your Mom with Love. Memories of the caring, giving and joking lady that she was. Gloria will be missed! Sending our love and prayers..

Irene Constancio and family.