SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY, Texas - Maria Luisa Mendiola, 73, passed away January 23, 2008 at her residence in the Springfield Community in Jim Wells County.

She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Julia Pena; one brother, Juan L. Pena; and two sisters, Celestina P. Trejo and Graciela Morin.

Survivors include one son, Domingo (Juana) Mendiola Jr. of Alice, Texas; one daughter: Margarita (Juan) Hernandez of Alice, Texas; one sister, Julia P. Salinas of Springfield Community; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego, Texas, with a Rosary recited that evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2008 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home, Inc.

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