Josie Mendoza, 80, died Dec. 13, 2006 at the Flagstaff Medical Center.
Josie was born July 31, 1926 in St. Johns. At the age of 21, she and Eugene Mendoza were married in Holbrook. On Christmas Eve they were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
In 1952, Josie and Eugene relocated to Williams, where they raised seven children. She enjoyed spending time with her children, and family. She also enjoyed crocheting and feeding the neighborhood.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Mendoza; seven children, Herman (Darrie) Mendoza of Williams, Eugene Mendoza Jr. of Bend, Ore., Vina (Alex) Sandoval of Williams, Christine Sietz of Canada, Michael Mendoza of Williams, Mary (Calletano) of Williams, and James (Mellisa) Mendoza of Williams; and 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Herman Mendoza Jr.
Holy Rosary was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williams. Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m., also at the Church. Interment will be in the Williams Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Norvel Owens Mortuary.