Jose MendezJanuary 3, 1933 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 84)
Jose Mendez, age 84, longtime Sunnyside, WA resident passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home in Sunnyside, WA. Jose was born on January 03, 1933 in Michoacán, Mexico the son of Eliseo and Aurelia (Lopez) Mendez.
Jose enjoyed fishing and animals. He was an avid gardener growing all types’ veggies and fruit. He loved spending time with his family. Family get together were always a happy time.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Evangelina Mendez. Children Guadalupe Mendez (Jose), Martin Mendez (Irma), Triny Mendez Gonzalez (Marcelino), Gabriel Mendez (Claudia), Pedro Mendez, Jose Luis Mendez, Teresa Mendez, Martha Sofia Mendez-Carlos (Kevin), Manuel Mendez, Ofelia Mendez-Alvarado (Jesus), Jesus Alvaro Mendez (Yesenia), Ricky Mendez. He is also survived by his 31 grandkids, 19 great-grandkids, brother Antonio Mendez, sisters, Piedad Mendez, Maria Mendez and Maria de Jesus. He is preceded in death by his parents Eliseo and Aurelia (Lopez) Mendez, sister Ramona Mendez.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 4:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, WA. Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Those wishing to sign Jose's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com