Maria G. Mendez, 91, of Kingsville, TX passed away on Sep. 5, 2022, in Kingsville, TX. She was born on Dec. 30, 1930, in Kingsville, TX to Abraham and Elisa Bazan Garcia.
She was the owner and operator of Rudy’s Lounge and a member of St. Martin Catholic Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Rodolfo Mendez; and one brother, Arturo Garcia.
Survivors include five daughters, Nilda Dumpit of Kingsville, Sylvia M. (Jacob) Perez of Kingsville, Rachel (Carlos) Cisneros of Kingsville, Ruby (Frank) Lopez of Kingsville, and Roxanne (James) Howell of Cleburne; three sons, Rudy (Anna) Mendez Jr. of Kingsville, Ruben (Jana) Mendez of Kingsville, and Roland (Annabel) Mendez of Austin; four brothers, Jose B. Garcia of Fremont, California, Raul B. Garcia of Mantica, California, Abraham Garcia Jr. of Kingsville, and Ernesto Garcia of Kingsville; four sisters, Teresa Banegas of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Marina Banegas of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sylvia Diana Rodriguez of League City, TX, and Olivia (Luis) Fuentes of Kingsville; 24grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church. A Rosary was held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church with Father Alfredo Villarreal officiating.Burial will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Home.