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Richard H. Mendoza

September 9, 1944 — April 14, 2021

Richard H. Mendoza passed in peace Wednesday April 14, 2021, in Safford,
Arizona. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran.
Richard retired from Sundt Construction Company as a Journeyman Carpenter.
Most recently he retired a second time from Lexington Pines Resort as Head of
Maintenance.

Richard is survived by: his wife, Margaret C. Mendoza, of 49 years of marriage;
daughter, Brandi (Raul) Gomez; son, Richard (Tiana) Mendoza Jr.; his grandchildren
who he adored are, Sydnie Gomez, Nicholas Gomez, Matthew Gomez, Pixley
Marie Mendoza and Paxton Richard Mendoza; step-grandson, Andrew (Ashley)
Gomez; brother, Simon Mendoza; sisters, Mary Quintana, Romona (Ralph) Flores,
Romie Rodriguez; and many nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by: his father, Ruperto Mendoza; mother, Tomasa
Mendoza; brothers, Jose Jesus, Raquel, Ruben and Reymundo; sisters, Margarita,
Rosa, Luisa, Soledad, Socorro, Rosa Emma and Isela.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until
9:30 a.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

A Rosary and prayers for Richard will be offered Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at
10:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., and
military honors to be given in the courtyard immediately after.

Pallbearers: Richard Mendoza (son), Raul Gomez (son-in-law), Nicholas
Gomez (grandson), Matthew Gomez (grandson), Paxton Mendoza (grandson), Andy
Rodriguez (nephew), Reymundo Martinez (nephew) and Orlando Martinez (nephew).

Honorary Pallbearers: Andrew Gomez and Ken King.

Due to COVID-19 restriction, there will be no reception after services.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard H. Mendoza, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

8:30 - 9:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Praying of the Rosary

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

311 South Central Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

311 South Central Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546

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