OBITUARY

Roy Paul Mendibles

April 3, 1949March 1, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

ROY PAUL MENDIBLES, 68

Roy P. Mendibles, 68, Barstow, CA, passed away on Mar. 1, 2018. He lost his courageous battle with numerous illnesses including congestive heart failure and cancer. Roy was born in Yuma, AZ on Apr. 3, 1949. He graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1967. He was proud to have served his country and was a U. S. Air Force veteran/1968 to 1972.

Roy married Evie Mendibles (Moya) on Aug. 10, 1985; they were married 33 years.

Roy worked as a Resource Mgmt. Branch Supervisor at Ft. Irwin National Training Center for 27+ yrs and retired in 2009. He enjoyed watching TV (especially sports/golf), taking long drives to wherever while listening to the blues, and spending time with his family and friends. BUT his favorite thing was buying lottery scratchers. Roy was very generous and enjoyed helping people in need, especially the homeless population.

Roy is survived by his 6 children, Roy P. Mendibles (Joanne), Jr., Juan R. Mendibles (Tina), Angela E. Mendibles (Johnny), Marcos E. Mendibles (Debra), Michael P. Mendibles (Samantha) and Mattie F. Mendibles; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Rafael C. Mendibles, Pete D. Mendibles, and Daniel C. Mendibles; 3 sisters, Marylou Roza, Yolanda G. DiMuzio, and Rebecca Mendibles; mother-in-law, Filomena Moya; 7 sisters-in-law (Maggie Elias, Frances Moya, Mary Ann Mansford, Mary Alice Moya, Theresa Ruiz, Peggy Mendibles and Sherree Mendibles) and 5 brothers-in-law (Gene Roza, Tom Fitzgerald, Val Ruiz, Manuel Elias, and Rick Mansford); nieces and nephews; and many relatives and friends.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Rafael L. and Maria C. Mendibles.

Roy’s family wishes to thank Dr. Siva and his staff, Joanna, Julia, Melissa, Gina, and Dan, who cared for Roy for many years.

Many men like Roy who make up our lives (father, brother, grandfather, and son) but the one that we call husband is the one in which we attach our heart and live as one with the solemn oath that until death we part.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.meadcares.com for the Mendibles family.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Mass Monday, March 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roy Paul Mendibles

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Mary Moya

March 21, 2018

Evelyn, I don't even know where to start. We miss Roy so very much. Out hearts our broken but with mom, all of your sisters, sister in laws, brother in laws, aunt's, uncle's, niece's, nephew's, extended family and friends we will heal our broken hearts together. God blessed us all these year's with Roy. I will miss the way he danced when I cooked for him or any time he was excited about food, his laughter, his strong faith and love for his family. I know he is at peace and without sickness. He fought the hard fight and stayed with us longer than Dr's gave him. Mom held him dear all these years and now gives him back into the arms of his mom and family. I know daddy was there to greet him. We will always be there for you guys. Roy we love and miss you. Until we meet again, it's not goodbye it's see you later. Love Mom, Francie and Allie

robert lindsay

March 18, 2018

My condolence to your family. One Judy's co-workers at one time, so many fond memories and yes, I spoke to Roy on many occasions, super individual.
Take care and God Bless You.

Val Ruiz

March 14, 2018

I met my future brother in law Roy Mendibles when I was in the Army Stationed at Fort Irwin (Barstow, CA), and he was working there as a Civilian . We met made some small talk and then found out we were from Firebaugh and went to High school at DP. I graduated in 1977 and he in 1967.....We became instant friends, He introduced me to my wife of 33 years. He married his bride Evelyn and I Married Evelyn's sister Theresa, we built our future in Barstow side by side...I will miss him dearly, until we meet again brother I Love You!

Peter Perez

March 10, 2018

To Evelyn, the Mendibles and Moya Family,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”2 Corinthians 1:3-4

JR Lamb

March 8, 2018

I will never forget my time working with Roy at Fort Irwin. My first job in the Resource Management world was in building 500 working along side Roy. He was a great teacher, not only with resource management stuff, but of life-stuff in general. I learned so much from him and will be forever grateful. He help in my career more than he will ever know.

Lisa and I send our condolences and pray that you are filled with peace and all the happy memories. We Love you guys.

Gina DiMuzio

March 8, 2018

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Roy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of the family and wish I could be there.
Love Gina

Lou DiMuzio

March 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Uncle Roy. Our condolences and best to Evie and the rest of the family.

With love,
Lou and Lorna DiMuzio
Warwick, RI

Yolanda DiMuzio

March 7, 2018

Blessings and comfort to my sister- in-law Evie her children and grandchildren. My brother Roy was the kindest, most generous person that ever walked this earth. You will forever live in my heart. The best brother anyone could ever have. You are now a beautiful Angel sitting next to God. May the beautiful light forever shine on you.. Rest in peace my brother.. I love you. Your sister Yolanda

Terry & Susanne McAllister

March 7, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Roy loved his family and will continue to watch over all of you from heaven. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

      Roy Paul Mendibles was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Roy will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Roy was born on April 3, 1949 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. He was the son of Rafael Mendibles and Mary Cano Mendibles. Roy grew up in Dos Palos, California.

      Roy was raised with 7 Siblings. He had one older brother, Ralph Jr., 3 older sisters, Marylou, Yolanda and Rebecca and two younger brothers, Peter and Daniel. Roy was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Roy had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. He would make a make shift baseball bat and fantasized about playing with Willie Mays. He would make his own toys out of wood. Playy with his siblings and cousins in the country side. He would wake up early to work in the fields. He was a proud son of migrant workers. However, to Roy, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Roy had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1967. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Toucher. Roy excelled in math and english. I was told he was known for going straight home working for his father.

      Roy enjoyed his college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Roy was able to manage the balancing act. He earned his Associates in Accounting from 4 C's college. His favorite courses were business in accounting. Roys biggest intrest in college was mathematics.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Roy enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. While growing up, some of his best friends were Joe Del Bosque, Joe Chacon and Mario Minor. Later in life, he became friends with John Williams, Jr Lamb, Val Karel 7& Felipe Baeza.

      On August 10, 1985 Roy exchanged wedding vows with Evelyn Sylvia Moya at USMC Naval Chapel of Barstow, California. Empathic and loyal, Roy was committed to making his new family happy.

      Roy worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Roy was blessed with 6, 4 sons, Roy, Juan, Marcos & Michael and 2 daughters, Angela & Mattie. Another blessing for Roy was the gift of 19, Jonathan, Soren,Tiegan, Kendal, Hayden, Ethan, Michael, Syanne, Romero, Tsai, Kai, Anthony, Angel, Alyssa, Gabriella, Jacob, Jesiah, Riley and on e on the way, due Feb7, 2019 will be named Roy.

      Fortunately, Roy enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Roy worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was Director of Resource Manager. Roy held down 2 jobs, Fresno Unified School District and OK produce for 9 years. Moving on to Santa Fe Rail Road for 1 year. Finally finishing his career with a brief stint at NASA and 28 yeras at Fort Irwin's National Training Center. Roy always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Roy was an Air Force Veteran. He was 1 year in Thailand, Utapao AFB, George AFB, Victorville, CA and Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA. Through his hard work, he achieved the rank of SGT. Inventory Mngt. Specialist. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Roy enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were Relaxing and listening to the Blues. He enjjoyed going to the liquor store. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Roy found pleasure in sports. Roy was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list wereolf, Football, Baaseball & Boxing.

      Throughout his life, Roy was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout his later years, Roy was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Barstow High School Band Boosters.

      Roy was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. So it is little wonder that he took an active role in his community, Roy volunteered for many things but never wanted recognition. Politically, Roy was Democratic party - volunteered his time during elections. Respected everyones choice of party.

      Roy’s faith was important to him. He was a member St. Joseph's for 35 years. During that time, he was Fraternal Brotherhood Knights of Columbus".

      Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Roy was given accolades for his many and varied accomplishments throughout his life. Roy received many awards inhis 28 years at Fort Irwin. His most prestigious being the "Warrior" award given to him by a 4 star general for his hard work and dedication to the NTC.

      Roy enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Roy loved Savannah, GA, Santa Fe, NM & Fresno, CA. However the last 5 years driving to Los Banos to his little brother Dannya house and going on rides back to his home of Dos Palos, CA and Loma Ora and reminicing about his childhood of mom, dad & siblings.

      Roy was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Bootsie - His dog was a mutt who was by his side for 14 years during his childhood. They were best friends for 14. His family was rounded out by his Pomeranian named Beethoven & Desert Tortoise named Mudd.

      When Roy’s retirement finally arrived in 2009, he was well prepared. Roy stayed in Barstow. In retirement, he found new pleasure in attending church and taking long ride anywhere, especially with the grandkids. Even in retirement, Roy continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Roy was active in his new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him.

      Roy passed away on March 1, 2018 at At home , peacefully in Barstow. Roy fought a long battle with cancer and heart failure. God granted him mercyand called him home to be with his parents. A visitation & Rosary were held at Mead Mortuary and a Mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Roys blessed ashes were placed in an urn. Adorned by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Placed on his favorite table, next to his favorite recliner.

      Simply stated, Roy was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Roy leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Roy Paul Mendibles.