Emako N. Mendoza

August 20, 1935December 24, 2011

Emako N. Mendoza was born on August 20, 1935 to Mr. and Mrs. Tubata in Kumamoto, Japan and was raised Sasebo, Japan. At a young age, Emako met and fell in love with James G. Mendoza, and the couple happily exchanged wedding vows on October 17, 1957. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church in Sasebo, Japan.

Emako and James were blessed with 1 child, Kevin Mendoza. Later in life they received the joy of 4 grandchildren, James, Dean, Eric and Melanie.

Fortunately, Emako enjoyed what she did for a living, being a loving housewife. In her spare time. She enjoyed, gardening, especially planting fruit trees. Emako also loved studying Japanese culture and history.

Emako was always happy and willing to share her interests with others.

Emako left us on December 24, 2011 at the age of 76. She passed away at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California. She is survived by her loving husband, James G. Mendoza, her son Kevin Mendoza, daughter-in-law Arlicita Mendoza, grandchildren, James, Eric, Dean and Melanie Mendoza. Services were handled by Glen Abbey Mortuary.

A Funeral Service was held at The Little Chapel of the Roses in Bonita, California on January 4th, 2012. Emako N. Mendoza was later laid to rest at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 4, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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Nikki & Scott Baxter

February 29, 2012

Dear Kevin;
You constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We are always here for you if you should ever need anything. Your family has been a part of our lives for many many years. Emako's memory is held deep within our hearts. We will remember how happy she was and how much she loved her grandchildren. Hugs to you and yours Kevin.

Scott and Nikki Baxter

Irene Bayer

January 9, 2012

Dear Tio Jimmy, Kevin & family. Tia Emma will live forever in our hearts. She is a beautiful, strong, proud lady that set a great example for her nieces. May God keep her safe until you see her again. I believe God has her surrounded by the most beautiful flowers.

Hilda Hernandez

January 4, 2012

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother! May God grant you all the strength you need in this time of sorrow.

The Hernandez Family (Cesar Hernandez)

Yvonne Hunt

January 3, 2012

Our condolences. Our family's prayers are with each of you. Your loss can't be measured but we pray it is lightened and made less severe, knowing that your family and friends love you so.

- Yvonne, James and Mary.

Raquel Escoto

January 3, 2012

You have our prayers with you always... The Mendoza's have always been there for everyone their friendship is dear to our hearts. Mrs. Mendoza will be missed dearly.

The Escotos

Richard & Sherrie Castillo

January 3, 2012

Dear Uncle Jimmy, Kevin and Family:
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Emma has always been loved and she will always be loved and deeply missed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do…

Chip Vazquez

January 2, 2012

Sorry for your loss Kevin! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Twin Hills family!!

Nicole/Jorge Llamas

December 29, 2011

Dear Uncle Jimmy and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I will always have wonderful fun memories of Aunt Emma. Love you all!!

Charles William Mendoza

December 27, 2011

Dear Uncle Jimmy, Kevin and Family,
our condolences and deepest sympathy. Aunt Emma " I never forget the memories of a beautiful lady and you stay forever in our hearts"
God Bless you all in this sad moments and my prayers to all of our family!

Carmen Valdivia

December 27, 2011

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers being sent your way. May you feel the love from all of those who love your family.