Isabel P. “Chavelo” Mendoza age 78 passed away on August 17, 2020 in Odessa, Texas. Isabel was born in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Julio and Cleotilde Mendoza on January 15, 1942. Chavelo enjoyed farming, he started farming at the age of 13 and made that his lifelong career. He loved western movies. His favorite TV show was Gun Smoke. He also loved listening to Norteno music, he loved to listen to El Corrido De Los Mendoza by the group, Los Pescadores del Rio Conchos. He was also fond of the song, Te He De Amar by Paralelo Norte. His first cup of coffee was his preference and even better if he could have a piece of German Chocolate cake. Chavelo always enjoyed the weekends with his friends and family, he made it a point to go out for burritos with his friends and made sure to spend his Sunday with his family. In 2008 Chavelo moved his family from Van Horn to Ft. Stockton to give the oilfield a try. He later returned to farming. He was employed by McKenzie Land and Cattle where he worked for 9 years. Chavelo was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed.
Chavelo is survived by his wife Eloisa, his daughter Dianna and her spouse Jesus Barraza, his three sons; Michael and his wife Monica Mendoza, Johnny Mendoza and Pedro Torres. He is also survived by his brother Alfonso Mendoza. Chavelo was blessed with eleven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter Matilda Mendoza, his parents Julio and Cleotilde Mendoza and his granddaughter Adriana Frank Mendoza.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday August 25, 2020 at Triunfo De La Fe Church in Ft. Stockton, Texas officiated by Pastor Jesus Guevara. The burial followed at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton.
Pallbearers serving were Michael Mendoza, Juan Murillo Jr., Dominic Fuentes, Jesus Barraza, Amador Ornelas, Willie Woodberry, Henry Mendoza and Andrew Mendoza.
Honorary Pallbearers were Karina Barraza, Isaac Mendoza, Victoria Mendoza, Yvan Mendoza, Guillermo Aguirre, Carlos Cortez, Houston McKenzie and Jose Galindo.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn, Texas
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