Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home

11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR


Jose Adame Garcia

July 2, 1927August 31, 2020
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In 1927, José Adamé Luis Felipé Rey Mendoza Mares was born. He grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico. In his early 20's on April 22nd he Married The Love of his Life Maria (Aquilina) Morales Silva. They had nine children: José Luis, Maria Guadalupe, Lino, Mauro, Cesilia, Francisco, Alejandro, Leticia, and Elvira. To improve the future of his family he moved North, to the United States of America, and changed his name to José A. Garcia. He chose Oregon as his home, and little by little was able to bring his family to the United States.

José was a very hard worker, and enjoyed the beauty of Oregon. He loved big classic cars and trucks (station wagons, his Ford International, Chevy Pickup, and his Cadillac are some of the few). He loved singing, playing the guitar, keyboard, and accordion. He loved his classic country music Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Barbara Mandrell were a few. Most of all he loved his family get togethers which were almost every weekend (Food, Music, Dancing, and shooting pool).

His grandchildren were his gold! He took us everywhere he could from weekend grocery shopping, to the laundromat, parks, the Sandy River, and Multnomah Falls. He spoiled us with love, and always gave quarters for video games. When shopping he always bought treats for us. He hated if any of us cried. He used to have a saying that he made up before picking us up and comforting us "Calambia Yoongy, que paso, ven" He loved making us laugh with his big mustache, and making cat noises. He taught us many things in life, but My fondest memory was when he would roast corn kernels from the garden on the woodstove. Jose was the Patriarch of the family, and if things ever got tough he had a stern side when needed. Many of us benefited from living with him. He always had an open door, and was a great listener.

In August 1992 José and Maria renewed their vows. They decided to retire in Tijuana, Mexico where he built their home. They lived there happily with many visits from family until Maria became ill. They returned to Oregon and he cared for her until her passing. He soon returned to Tijuana, Mexico until early this year when he fell ill. He stayed in Los Angeles with family until his passing on August 31st.

His family grew to include many Great-Great Grandchildren. His memory will live on through all of our memories. May he Rest in Glory.


  • Jose Luis Mendoza
  • Lino Mendoza
  • Franco Mendoza
  • Guillermo Soto
  • Miguel Angel Mendoza
  • Greg Jimenez


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Beatriz Mendoza

September 16, 2020

Mis condolencias para toda la familia. Mi tío Luis, eras y continuarás siendo una persona muy especial para mí. Recuerdo desde que era niña, siempre fuiste una persona llena de alegría. Me pasaba días jugando con sus hijas y nos pasábamos las tardes de risa con sus chistes y cuentos. Que Dios me lo tenga en su gloria y que descanse en paz!

Kaysha Baer

September 16, 2020

I had the honor to live with my Abuelo and my father in their Tijuana home bad in January 2015 and they both welcome me and my unborn child with open arms. My Abuelo was such a great and caring grandfather. And I'm super honored that my daughter got a chance to meet her great-grandfather, even though she was just a baby. My Abuelo was the only one to keep her from crying he would talk to her and sing to her. My Abuelo would always knock on my grandma door cuz that wear I was sleeping, and he would say "Kaysha are you up, and I will go yes grandpa, he would good come and eat." "You got to feed you and your baby in your tummy." When my dad was at work he help take care of me. Because I never been to Mexico before, I lived with them for almost six months. I love my Abuelo's cooking he got me hooked to cooked pork skins and beans. I love you Abuelo and now you are with abuela enjoy heavens paradise together. Family Always and Forever!

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