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Barbara A. Mendez

September 25, 1938November 11, 2020

Barbara A. Mendez, age 82, of White Lake, passed away November 11, 2020. Beloved wife of Joseph Mendez. Loving mother of Michelle Mendez (Jerry Grimm), Rita (Bradley) LaFaive, Anita (Aaron) Banach and Nicole Mendez. Proud grandmother of Danielle Burger, Mitchell LaFaive, Derek LaFaive, Brendan Banach, Nathan Banach, Cassidy Banach, Kevin Burger and Jason Burger. Dear sister-in-law of Franck Mendez. Treasured aunt of Denise (Bob) Nowlen, Cheryl (Andy) Szymanski and Kevin (Melissa) Yates. Barbara was preceded in passing by her parents: William and Agnes Yates; her brother: Bill Yates; and her nephew: Michael Yates.

With the health and safety of their loved ones in mind, Barbara's family has decided to have a small, private service.

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Kathy Haller

November 19, 2020

I first met Barb bowling, then joined two of her golf leagues & was her partner for 2 years. She took me under her wing the first time we met & though I’m going to miss her terribly bc she always made me feel special, I’m glad she has her wings in heaven, only because I know she isn’t suffering. Tuesday golf will never be the same.

Gloria Marsh

November 14, 2020

My name is Gloria Marsh and I golfed with Barb at Highland Hills. I wanted to let you know how proud she was of her kids and grandkids. She loved all of you so much. She will be dearly missed. God Bless.

Charlene Link

November 12, 2020

My earliest memory was when Joe and Barb was on their honeymoon and came to visit us in Albany, they were in an old hearse! My being a young teenager at the time, I thought they were the coolest couple, my heroes! So sorry for your loss, Joe, cousin Charlene!

Dean Sommerfield, DDS

November 12, 2020

Barb played an important part in Cara’s early years by watching her while we were working. She will be remembered by me for her perpetual smile and infectious laugh. What a positive outlook on life she had.

Georgia & Tom Bingham

November 12, 2020

Barb was a special lady. She loved her bowling and golf . We had the joy of bowling with her many years ago. She loved being in charge! She enjoyed everyone and as you know loved a good conversation! God bless her!
We will miss her...from the bus driving years to the neighborhood parties. She was a gem!
She will hold a special place in our hearts.

Hugs to all at this sad time...

Brooke Epps

November 12, 2020

I’m so sorry foe your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. Aside from a mom of one of my best friends, a mom on the sidelines always cheering - What I will always remember is when she would sub on my bus, the doors would open and an excited voice would call out “Brookie, you have to sit behind me let’s talk”.

Jack Crocker

November 12, 2020

I can’t believe that it’s been 60 Years since we first met. I remember all the good times we had with Ron Williams in that group. My deepest condolences to you Joe, you will be in my prayers.Be strong.

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Barbara A. Mendez, age 82, of White Lake, passed away November 11, 2020. Beloved wife of Joseph Mendez. Loving mother of Michelle Mendez (Jerry Grimm), Rita (Bradley) LaFaive, Anita (Aaron) Banach and Nicole Mendez. Proud grandmother of Danielle Burger, Mitchell LaFaive, Derek LaFaive, Brendan Banach, Nathan Banach, Cassidy Banach, Kevin Burger and Jason Burger. Dear sister-in-law of Franck Mendez. Treasured aunt of Denise (Bob) Nowlen, Cheryl (Andy) Szymanski and Kevin (Melissa) Yates. Barbara was preceded in passing by her parents: William and Agnes Yates; her brother: Bill Yates; and her nephew: Michael Yates. Private committal services were held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at All Saints Cemetery.

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