Mary was born on January 9, 1929, in Aguilar, Colorado to Jose and Emma Garcia.
She graduated from Davis High School and Weber State University with an Accounting Degree. In 1948, Mary married the love of her life Ruben Mendez (deceased-2008). Their Pride and Joy is their ever growing family. Together they had '4' children: Marcus (Dawn), Michael (Suzanne), Joseph (Suzie), and Nancy (Darren) Lamont. She has '8' grandchildren: Jodi, Jacque, Aaron, Megan, Emma, Gabe, Brett & Ben. AND '7' Great-grandchildren: Alec, Hayden, Sydney, Whitney, Jackson, Boston & Avery.
Mary worked for the Federal Government in the Fiscal department retiring after 35 years. She then went to work for the El Matador Restaurant for 25 years. Mary has been a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Her greatest Joy is being a Catechism teacher! Mary earned her certificate as a master Catechist. She has been the DRE and a teacher for children's Religious education at St. Mary's for over 60 years, and is still going strong!!
Mary belonged to the Federal Women's association, and was the treasurer for many years. She enjoyed traveling to Europe and to many army reunions with her loving husband Ruben. Mary loves spending time with her Family, Road Trips and watching her favorite Notre Dame football team. She has touched so many lives and is Beloved by so many.
The family of Mary G. Mendez would like to invite all friends and family to a birthday celebration on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church (4050 S. 3900 W. West Haven Utah 84401) from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Light Refreshments provided. No gifts please, your presence, prayers and well wishes only.