Benito T. Mendez
April 3, 1929 – June 4, 2012
Benito Trejo Mendez April 3, 1929 - June 4, 2012 Benito T. Mendez was born on April 3, 1929 the youngest son of Ponciano Mendez and Juana Trejo Mendez in Guadalcazar, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He went to be with his Savior on June 4, 2012 in Delano, California, Benito married his sweetheart, Sylvia in 1951 and came to the United States the same year. He moved his Family from Texas to California in 1958 and lived in the McFarland area for 54 years. He worked as a farm laborer most of his life. He will be remembered for his strong devotion to his faith, hard work, and the pride he took in his immaculate landscaping. He was a man who always kept busy doing things around the house. He had a knack for being creative in making gadgets. He loved his word search puzzles and when completed, he would write on the page the events of the day. He enjoyed family gatherings in their backyard where his greatest joy was dancing with his wife. He leaves his family and friends with beautiful memories. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, daughter Gregoria, son Rafael, grandson Randy Evans II and great granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Hernandez and son- in-law Mel De Leon. He is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia of 60 years, his only son, Benito Jr., 7 daughters , Martha Evans (Randy), Virginia Mendez, Mary Garcia, Sylvia Guillen (Bernie), Sandra De Leon, Delia Barajas (Eugenio), Lupe Kurz (Frank), 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and his brother Sebastian Mendez, along with numerous godchildren and extended family and friends. Rosary is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at 6:30 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church 835 E. Perkins Ave., McFarland, California. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the same location. Burial to follow at North Kern District Cemetery in Delano, CA.
- Visitation Friday, June 8, 2012
- Rosary Friday, June 8, 2012
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 9, 2012
Benito T. Mendez
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June 12, 2012
Our Dad was taken from us so unexpectedly that we are left broken hearted. He lived a long and healthy life full of Love and stong devotion to "His Heavenly Father". He was a Dad that we could always count on and a devoted huband to our mother for 60 years. They were the prime example of what a marriage should be. He leaves his family and friends with beatiful memories.
He knew he was loved, was at peace and because of his faith we take comfort in knowing that he is resting peacefully in God's gentle embrace.
Thank you for your prayers, kind words of support and the love you have shown us in this most difficut time.
June 9, 2012
I will hold in my heart only the fondest memories of a man who brought joy and a good laugh to my parents. He was always a symbol of strength that was nourished by his love of God. Walk the gardens of heaven, you are most welcome. My love to the entire Mendez Family??
June 8, 2012
VERY TRULY I TELL YOU WHOEVER HEARS MY WORD AND BELIEVES HIM WHO SENT ME HAS ETERNAL LIFE AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED BUT HAS CROSSED OVER FROM DEATH TO LIFE
GOD BLESS YOU ALL MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU!
June 8, 2012
My prayers go out to your family during this difficult time and may God grant them peace in their hearts. You will be dearly missed.
June 7, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.