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Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery

719 North 27Th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Maria "Stella" E. Mendoza

September 7, 1931September 2, 2019
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Maria E. Mendoza (Stella) was born September 7, 1931 in Laveen, AZ where she was raised by her parents, Augustine and Maria Duran Tellez. She was the last child of nine children. Maria grew up in Laveen, attended Tolleson High School, and for the most part remained in the Laveen area her entire adult life. As a young adult, Maria met Marcelino Mendoza, from Tubac, AZ who became her loving husband on March 6, 1952. They were married for 43 years before his passing. During those years together, Maria enjoyed traveling with Marcelino and in her spare time, she enjoyed dancing, crocheting, embroidering, and sewing. Her sense of humor and love was evident when she was around her children and grandchildren. Maria and Marcelino’s legacy was 8 children: Joe R. Mendoza (Liz - deceased), Mary L Stevens, Frank X. Mendoza (Pam), Veronica Gamboa (Lenny), Larry Mendoza (deceased), Gracie Hansen, Monica M. Stevens (Charlie), Amanda McMahon (Lance); 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, September 7, 10AM. Rosary will follow at 11AM, Funeral Service at 12PM with interment to follow. Please join the family on Stella’s birthday to celebrate her life at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery, Serenity Chapel inside the cemetery grounds at 2300 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, 85009.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe R Mendoza, Son
  • Elizabeth Mendoza, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Mary L. Stevens, Daughter
  • Frank X. Mendoza, Son
  • Pamela Mendoza, Daughter-in-law
  • Veronica Gamboa, Daughter
  • Lenny Gamboa, Son-in-law
  • Larry Mendoza, Son (deceased)
  • Gracie Hansen, Daughter
  • Monica M. Stevens, Daughter
  • Charlie Stevens, Son-in-law
  • Amanda L. McMahon, Daughter
  • Lance McMahon, Son-in-law
  • Also left behind to cherish her memory are 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christopher A. Mendoza, Casket Bearer
  • Joseph "Butch" S. Mendoza, Casket Bearer
  • Jason Christy, Casket Bearer
  • Stephen Christy, Casket Bearer
  • Kevin McMahon, Casket Bearer
  • Frank Medina, Casket Bearer
  • Andrew J. Wilson, Casket Bearer
  • Eric J. Wilson, Casket Bearer
  • Adam Mendoza, Alternate casket bearer

Services

  • Visitation at Serenity Chapel Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Rosary at Serenity Chapel Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Serenity Chapel Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Maria "Stella" E. Mendoza

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