Melido P. Mendoza, 87, passed away Wednesday January 20, 2016 in Corpus Christi after a sudden illness. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He was a retired oilfield worker. Melido was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florencio Mendoza Sr. and Sara Perez Mendoza, two brothers, Felipe Mendoza and Florencio Mendoza, Jr., two sisters, Melida Mendoza and Marta Garcia.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Consuelo S. Mendoza of San Diego, Texas, two sons, Omar (Belinda) Mendoza and Odel (Rose) Mendoza both of Corpus Christi, Texas, two daughters, Nora (Eddie) Martinez of Harlingen, Texas and Lora (Ronnie) Flores of Houston, Texas, sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Monday January 25, 2016 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website