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Rafaela Mendiola

October 24, 1941 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 76)
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Rafaela Mendiola, 76, Columbus resident passed away Monday October 1, 2018 at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Home in Alamogordo.

Visitation will be Tuesday October 2, 2018 from 5 to 6 at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where a rosary will begin at 6 o’clock led by Maria Lozano.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be Wednesday October 3, 2018 at noon at Holy Family Catholic Mission Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Valley Heights Cemetery in Columbus.

Rafaela was born October 24, 1941 to Andrea Castaneda and Pedro Flores in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and a homemaker. 

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Mendiola of Amarillo, TX; 4 sons, Rafael Mendiola and his wife Melanie, Manuel Mendiola and his wife Dora, Pedro Mendiola and his wife Leandra all of Hereford, TX, Javier Mendiola and his wife Iris of Amarillo, TX; 4 daughters, Victoria Bedolla and her husband Rosario of Hereford, TX, Soledad Garcia and her husband Alfonso of Amarillo, TX, Tina Soto and her husband Camilo of Hereford, TX and Martha Mendiola of Juarez, Mexico; 29 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Jeffrey Mendiola, Cesar Soto, Alex Mendiola, Ray Mendiola, Manuel Mendiola Jr. and Rafael Mendiola.


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