Catherine Mendiondo

July 1, 1927December 29, 2012

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2012. She was born on July 1st, 1927, to Martin and Marie Indaburu in Bussunaritz, France. She was the third of six children. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Dominic Mendiondo, also from Bussunaritz. Together they raised two children. Catherine spent her entire life in Ontario where she and her husband had a dairy business for many years. Her favorite hobbies were cooking, sewing, and knitting. Catherine is survived by her daughters Marie Bernadette Mendiondo and Suzanne Marie (Dominic) Etcheberria and five grandchildren (John Joseph, Cattaline, Dominic II, Renee, and Peter). She also leaves behind her sister, Marianna Pebet (Pleasanton) and her family, Pierre Indaburu (France) and his family, sister-in-law Marie Jeanne Indaburu (Chino) and her family, nephew Jean Michel Indaburu (Chino) and his family, and niece Linda Iriart (Rancho Cucamonga) and her family. Visitation will be held at Draper Mortuary on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary immediately to follow. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (800) 805-5856, or to the Chino Basque Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1080, Chino, California 91710.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 10, 2013

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March 21, 2013

Forever miss u machi

Stephanie Schick

January 10, 2013

My sincere condolences to your family. I will continue to enjoy my memories with Catherine as I cherished her with all my heart. To a wonderful Ama and Amachi, your smile is printed in my heart.

Evelyne Lanathoua

January 9, 2013

Rest in peace, you are now with your loved ones in heaven. I cherish my memories of going to your home when I would be with my Aita at work when I was a child. You will be missed, may God Bless you all as you say goodbye.

Sylvia Rosas

January 9, 2013

I will always remember our long conversations, Machi. We talked about your swing in France. I told you it hung from the stars... you just laughed. We even talked about love, about how lonely I felt at times, and you told me that love was warm and beautiful. Love had no time for loneliness.

You told me life had given you thorns, but rose petals had outweighed any acts of unkindness toward you. You always talked to me about your daughters. You told me you knitted blankets for them, and wrapped them up to keep them warm when they were little.

I can just see your face when you said, "I love those two." Then I asked you if you loved me... and it just brings tears to my eyes. You'd always answer, "Oh so much! I love you so much." I love you too, Machi.

When your eyes glowed, Machi, I knew you were thinking about your Dominic. I knew because your face was radiant with much happiness. You said he was the best.

I admire you, Machi. You'll always be in my heart; and people may not understand this, because we met only a short three years ago. But having you in my life twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, leaves a big void in my heart. Instead of you asking, "Where are you?" like you did at times when I was out of your sight, now it's me asking, "Where are you, Machi?"

I feel lost like the end of a story; I keep asking God, "What do I do now?" You have left a print in my life and the lives of my family.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank your family for allowing me the privilege of being with you.

Inchauspe & Arambel Families

January 9, 2013

We are truly sorry for your loss but we pray the beauty of her life, memories and love will continue to comfort you. God Bless,

Victor & Marie Tellechea

January 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.