Roberto Gallegos Mendez Sonora Roberto G. "Fierros" Mendez, 80, of Sonora passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sonora Cemetery. Roberto was born in Sonora, Texas to Juan and Manuela Mendez on Sept. 30, 1936. Roberto was married to Frances Chavez on Oct. 21, 1956. He worked for Carl J. Cahill for fifty-three years, where he was a great and loyal worker. Roberto was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Mendez; his parents, Juan and Manuela Mendez; his brothers, Alberto, Pedro, Santiago, and Francisco Mendez; and sisters, Dora Mendez Mendoza and Maria Mendez Cortez. He is survived by his children, Ruben Mendez of Sonora, Belinda and husband Jessie Perez of Pasadena, and Viola and husband Johnny Solis of Sonora; brother Arnoldo and wife Maria Elena Mendez of Sonora; sisters Lydia Mendez Hernandez of Ft. Worth and Juanita and husband Roberto Herrera of Sonora; grandchildren Cassandra Torres, Roland Solis, Evelyn Patlan, Ivana Perez, Queena Mendez and Ruben Mendez, and great-grandchildren Kayden Patlan, Dianika Mendez and Ryan Mendez. Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.
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