San Diego, Texas: Bernardo Mendoza 69 years of age was called home by our Lord on August 17, 2017 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle. Bernardo was a Vietnam Era Army Veteran and served his country stationed in Korea. He was a member of the San Diego V.F.W. post 8931 and you could honestly say, he never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Ben is preceded in death by his parents Horacio and Emilia Mendoza, his brother Rene H. Mendoza, his son Buddy Mendoza. Ben is survived by his wife of 25 years JoAnn Mendoza of San Diego, his sons Javier (Lisa) Mendoza of Alice, Ruben T. (Kalen) Perez of Corpus Christi, his daughters Merlinda (Scott) Benefield of Canton Georgia, Melissa (Joe) Elliott of Richardson Texas, Felicia (Rene) Gonzalez and Vanessa Torres both of San Diego, his brother Roy (Aurora) Molina of San Antonio, his sister San Juanita Loera- Hector Flores of McKinney Texas, his mother-in -law Esperanza Torres of Garland Texas and his father-in-law William Creager of San Diego Texas, 26 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Homer Javier Mendoza, Isaiah Alejandro Mendoza, Marcos Daniel Mendoza, Scottie James Benefield, Nicolas Bernardo Mendoza, David Matthew Rangel-Ramirez, Ruben T. Perez, Joseph Daniel Perez
Briana Nicole Benefield, Angelica Maria Mendoza, Sergio Diego Mendoza & Sarah Jo Gonzalez,
Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Stonegate Baptist Church 1604 S. Texas Blvd in Alice, Texas at 7 p.m. with Senior Pastor Alfredo Benavidez officiating the service. Interment will be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery 9974 IH 37 Access Road Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.