Jerry Mendoza was born September 13,1955 to Isaac and Marian Mendoza at their home in Los Lentes. He worked at Los Lunas Hospital & Training School for many years, he also worked for the City of Belen before he went to work for Los Lunas Correctional Facility in which he retired from in September 2020. He was a home body for the most part but really loved going to the casino where he would spend hours just enjoying himself, he loved spending time with family as they all meant so much to him. Jerry didn't have a mean bone in his body, rarely would you see him angry. He loved his children and grandchildren very much. He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Mendoza and Mariann Mendoza; son, Jerry Mendoza Jr.; grandson, Timothy Mendoza; brothers, Memo Gallegos, George Mendoza, Gonzalo Mendoza; sister, Olivia Cruz Mendoza-Galavan and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his daughter, Angelic Mendoza Campos and husband, Michael of Carlsbad, NM.; daughter. Jenny Mendoza of Las Cruces, NM.; daughter, Evangelee Tafoya of Los Lunas, NM.; daughter, Ashsley Pacheco and husband, Antonio of Los Lunas, NM.; son, Andrew Tafoya and wife, Jasmine of Los Lunas, NM.; granddaughters, Felicia Mendoza of Seminole, TX., Janelle Carrillo of Lubbock, TX., Kayla Mendoza of Carlsbad, NM., Jordan Mendoza Galindo of Carlsbad, NM., Esmerald Tafoya of Los Lunas, NM., Genevive Tafoya of Los Lunas, NM.; grandsons, Joshua Carrillo of Carlsbad, NM., Isaac Gonzalez of Los Lunas, NM., Damiano Tafoya of Los Lunas, NM., Josiah Pacheco of Los Lunas, NM., Gabriel Tafoya of Los Lunas NM.; great-granddaughters, Amanda Mendoza of Seminole, TX., Jayde Mendoza of Carlsbad, NM., Everleigh Mendoza of Carlsbad, NM., Brille Timmie Galindo of Carlsbad NM, great-grandson Roman Galindo of Carlsbad NM, Christopher Mendoza of Seminole TX, Zaedom Carrillo of Seminole, TX.; sisters, Maryann Silva, Josie Otero, and Loretta Fernandez. Jerry will be missed by all who loved him and will forever be in our hearts. Funeral services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church on Monday, June 14, 2021, beginning with a rosary at 12:30 p.m. interment will follow. Funeral arrangements were trusted to Noblin Funeral Service, Los Lunas, 2211-D Main Street, SE Los Lunas, NM 87031, (505) 866-9992.
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