Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Dora Mendez Ruiz

June 20, 1942July 30, 2020

Dora Ruiz passed into eternal rest on July 30, 2020. She was born June 20, 1942.

Dora is preceded in death by her mother Silvina Mendez and son Andrew Escovedo, Jr.

Left to cherish her memories are husband Jose Ruiz; daughters: Annette Mooneyham, Sandra Lizarraga, Sylvia Garibay, Adriana Ruiz; grandchildren: Rachel, Isabel, Angela, Cynthia, Andrew, April, David, Martin. Mark; great-grandchildren: Dominique, Nathan, Haley, Ahliya, Janaye, Tristan, Alessanda, Vivian, Nylah, Sophia, Davina, Mary, Andrew Jr., Alayna, Nasiriyah, Isaac; brothers Melchide Sanchez and Jose Mendez.

Services will be at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 with the funeral service to start promptly at 2:00 p.m. in the Family Chapel at Brookside.


  • Family Visitation

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • Funeral

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Dora Mendez Ruiz

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Marcie Pacheco

August 2, 2020

My Heart ❤️ is heavy to know that one of my dear friend has gain her wings

Dora was not just a friend she was like my 2nd mom She would treat me like her own daughter
I’ve know her since 2007 when she had her Herbalife club on Parker road those where the best time ever i would go in for my shake and she had my stuff ready 6:30 am and with her music 🎶 on man she was a happy person

I remember tell her mom I want to be like happy spirit dance laughing 😆 and joyful 😀

Its hard to hear and believe she is no longer with us may she Rest In Peace

My Angel in heaven

Irma Arredondo

August 1, 2020

May your sweet soul rest in peace!! You were such an amazing person ❤️ full of life and love! I will always remember your beautiful smile! Yes, you are definitely dancing with the Angels!!! Forever ❤️ in our hearts ❤️

Amy Mendez Pantoja

August 1, 2020

My sweet dora you will be missed so much you were definitely an angel on earth 💕

Vanessa Muñiz

August 1, 2020

I remember the first time I met her. I met her when she had her Herbalife. She was just so sweet and dancing everywhere she was just a happy person full of light. She was my godmother for my 15 for my bouquet & my crown. She was just soo happy to go shopping. She would always comment on my pictures. There’s a lot more but I think this is for now.I will forever miss her and she will always have a spot in my heart.

Sandra Lizarraga

August 1, 2020

Mommy i am so lost for words bcuz i can not believe u r no longer with us but i want u to fly high mommy go be with gma and ur son now its there turn to have u by there side remember mommy its not a good bye its a i will see u i want to let u know mommy ur where loved by so many people u r now my angel R.I.P mommy


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