In memory of
Our dearly beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Josefina "Fina" Hernandez Mendoza, age 93, of Doña Ana passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. "Fina", as she was fondly known to family and friends, was born December 4, 1923 in Anthony to Manuel and Maria Hernandez. Fina and her husband Simon, lived on the Archer/Biad Farms in Rincon for thirty-two years. She was known to her family as an "entrepreneur", and later relocated to Doña Ana where she resided for thirty years. Fina was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include her loving husband of seventy-five years, Simon H. Mendoza of the family home; son, Henry Mendoza (Juanita); two daughters, Maria Elena Lucero and Linda Mendoza all of Las Cruces; brother, Miguel Hernandez of Anthony and sister, Licha Howard of Phoenix, AZ. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Larry Mendoza, daughter, Tina Marie Mendoza, and her siblings. Visitation for Fina will begin at 9 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church, 5525 Cristo Rey in Doña Ana where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 10AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately thereafter with the Reverend Juan Camilo Montoya, Celebrant. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in the Doña Ana Cemetery where she will be laid to rest it the family plot. Serving as casket bearers will be Robert, Michael and Edward Trujillo, Hank and Andrew Mendoza, Miguel Hernandez, Paul Valdivia and Anthony Howard. The Mendoza Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
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