OBITUARY

Angela Marie Mendoza

December 20, 1966February 7, 2021
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After a 3.5 year battle with cancer, Angela Marie Mendoza passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas, Texas, on February 7, 2021, with her family by her side.

Angela, born to Michael and Darlene Wheatley on December 20, 1966, grew up the younger of two children. She and her older sister, Monica, spent their early childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where they enjoyed time with their extended family and their close friend, Gwen. The family moved for a short time to Fargo, North Dakota, before they eventually settled in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Following her graduation from Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, Angela attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) and joined Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She graduated from OSU with a degree in Accounting and went on to work for Arthur Andersen LLP, a big five accounting firm, where she met and married Tony Mendoza.

Angela and Tony married on December 2, 1990, in Dallas, Texas. Soon after, both left Arthur Andersen to pursue accounting careers at different companies and to start a family.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Megan, in 1992. They welcomed their second child, a son named Michael Anthony, in 1995, and their third child, a daughter named Mallory, in 2002.

Angela dedicated herself to her family and loved them fiercely. She and Tony celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in December 2020.

In September 2017, Angela received the devastating news of a terminal cancer diagnosis. Doctors gave her 6 months to live. She fought for 3.5 years.

Angela lived her life to the fullest and made positive impacts on all those she encountered. She exuded grace and strength in everything she did and worked hard to bring laughter and love to the world. Her beauty and brilliance radiated throughout her life.

Angela leaves behind her devoted husband, Tony Mendoza; daughter, Megan Mendoza Figley and son-in-law, Justin Figley; son, Michael Anthony Mendoza; and daughter, Mallory Mendoza.

She also leaves behind her mother, Darlene Wheatley; her sister, Monica Wheatley Jones and brother-in-law, Bruce Jones; niece, Brooke Jones Chinetti, nephew-in-law, Mark Chinetti, and grandnephew, John Michael Chinetti; niece, Madison Jones McSweeney, nephew-in-law, Riley McSweeney, grandniece, Hadley McSweeney, and grandnephew, Hank McSweeney; and nephew, Blake Jones.

Further, Angela leaves behind very close family friends, Gwen Nieters Nary and Tim Nary, Meghan Nary, Kennedy Nary, Paddy-Shea Nary, and Korey Nary.

Her father, Michael Wheatley, preceded her in death.

To honor Angela, her family set up the Angela Wheatley Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bishop Lynch High School. All three of her children attended the school and both she and Tony stayed actively involved within the BL community. If possible and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her honor.

https://www1.bishoplynch.org/Angela-Wheatley-Mendoza-Memorial-Scholarship-Fund

Services

  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Janice Lane

February 25, 2021

I remember Angela as a baby she was a good baby just wanted to be held. She was a beautiful child that grew into a beautiful woman. I remember our trips to the zoo with your mother and sister Monica. And the many trips to Grant's Farm. Your family moved away when you were about 7 years of age so we missed out on alot of your younger years. But we admired the woman you became. I think you was a wonderful woman and you lived your life to the fullest. You were so strong. Love you and miss you

Matt Bawcum

February 14, 2021

Tony, thinking of you and praying that you and your family sense God’s presence and immense love for you during this difficult trial. I am sad for you but hopeful that one day you will all be with Angela and all your loved ones in perfect peace, joy and health with God forever and ever. Sincerely, Matt and LeAnna Bawcum.

Debbie Hain

February 11, 2021

Tony, Megan and Justin, Anthony and Mallory,

Your mom was so loved and her spirit will forever be with you. She was one of a kind, and the bravest person I will ever know. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

The Hain Family

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Angela Marie Mendoza with family

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza; daughter, Megan Mendoza Figley; son, Michael Anthony Mendoza; daughter, Mallory Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza; daughter, Megan Mendoza Figley; son in-law, Justin Figley

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with family

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza; daughter, Megan Mendoza Figley; son, Michael Anthony Mendoza; daughter, Mallory Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza; daughter, Megan Mendoza Figley; son in-law, Justin Figley

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with family

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Angela Marie Mendoza with husband, Tony Mendoza

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Angela Marie Mendoza with family

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Angela Marie Mendoza with family and friends

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Angela Marie Mendoza with parents, Michael and Darlene Wheatley; sister, Monica Jones Wheatley