SanJuanita A. Mendoza

March 9, 1966January 29, 2021

SanJuanita A. Mendoza, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away on January 29, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital. Born March 9, 1966 in La Feria, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Mendoza and Romana (Aguero) Mendoza, who survives and resides in Fort Wayne. SanJuanita studied teaching at Ivy Tech and had been employed as a teacher’s assistant at East Wayne Head Start in her younger years. She enjoyed playing Candy Crush, collecting elephant figurines, pillows, and pictures, and doodling on a sketch pad and phone. A woman of deep faith, she was a prayer warrior, very helpful, and took care of others before herself. She treasured the time spent with her grandchildren and loved them very much. She is survived by her children, Kristina Mendoza, Mark Montgomery Jr., and Mariah Diaz, all of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Araya, Azazel, Mason, Isabella, Kaliyah, Aaliyah, DeNelle, and Malakai; significant other, Kenneth Alexander of Fort Wayne; siblings, Samuel Mendoza Jr., Michele Mendoza, Felipe Mendoza, and Elaine Mendoza, all of Fort Wayne; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Maria Mendoza. For online condolences, please visit


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SanJuanita A. Mendoza

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Casey Elliott

February 10, 2021

Also known as Mama Dukes (: I know its been awhile since we saw eachother, but you were an amazing women. You always were there for anyone in need no matter what you had to give. You raised amazing children and grandchildren. I know I will miss seeing your smiling face at Hills or Kroger randomly and getting the update on how the family is. I will miss you!