Robert Angulo Mendez
Robert A. Mendez, 62, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on April 2, 2003. 'Bobby' was a Yuma native born in No Mans Land, Arizona on August 10, 1940. He was retired from Pepsi after 40 years of hard work, and was involved in forming the Yuma Boxing Club in the early 1970's.
He is survived by his wife Lidia of 43 years; sons Robert Jr. (Chu-Chu), Angel (Lisa) and Michael (Mylo); grandsons Robert III, Anthony, David, Gregory and Niko; granddaughters Alexis and Jaylee; brothers Joe (Mary), Frank and Mike; sisters Corina Bohanon, Francis Lagunas, Clara Bohanon (Larry Sr.), Mary Gonzales (Chon), Ramona Gastelum (Louis) and many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Teresa Mendez; father Frank Mendez; sisters Dora Gonzales and Guadalupe Ortega.
We will love you always, and will see you again in heaven.
Pallbearers are Robert Mendez Jr., Angel Mendez, Michael Mendez, Robert Mendez III, Anthony Mendez, David Mendez, Joe Mendez Sr. and Frank Mendez Sr. Honorary pallbearers are Chon Gonzales, Larry Bohanon Sr., Louis Gastelum, Claudio Canedo, Mike Mendez, Gregory Mendez and Niko Mendez.
The wake will be Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Johnson Mortuary from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 7, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Church beginning at 9:00 am.
The Mendez Family would like to express deep gratitude to Dr. Sergio Pena-Herrera and to Hospice of Yuma, especially Lupita, Consuelo, Rosalinda and Debbie. Their hard work, help and kindness was greatly appreciated.
'He Only Takes the Best'
God saw that he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
He put his arms around him,
And he whispered come with me.
With tearful eyes we watched him
Suffer and slowly fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.