Alice Margaret Mendoza (nee Meade) of Cuba, Missouri was born on Wednesday, May 18, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to Earl Leland and Dollie Irene (McGee) Meade and passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the age of 82 years and 4 months.
Alice married Robert “Bob” Joseph Mendoza on July 30, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Alice worked at a pen factory in St. Louis before moving to Cuba, Missouri in the early 1970’s. The family owned and operated “LaCasa” restaurant in Cuba, Missouri for several years. After the restaurant closed, Alice worked a few years as a cook at Phelps County Regional Hospital in Rolla, Missouri.
She had attended Deer Creek Baptist Church and Faith Chapel Assembly, both in Cuba, Missouri.
Alice enjoyed needlepoint and make homemade quilts and afghans. She loved to read and study her bible and listen to gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Dollie Meade; husband, Robert “Bob” Mendoza; parents-in-law, Leonardo and Sarah Mendoza; sisters, Ethel (Willy) Belmar and Doris Meade; brother, Willard “Bill” (Dorothy) Meade; brothers-in-law, Tony Mendoza, Hank (Pat) Mendoza, Pete and Lou Mendoza, Walter Radford and Ben Dickie; sisters-in-law, Caren Meade and Mary Mendoza; and grandson, Davis Gene Dotson.
She is survived by her children, Robert “Joe” Mendoza Jr. of St. James, Missouri, James Mendoza of Cuba, Missouri, Carla Mendoza of Jefferson City, Missouri, David (Brenda) Mendoza of Cuba, Missouri, Paul (Debbie) Mendoza of St. Charles, Missouri and Elania (Jesus) Padilla of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Orvil (Fern) Meade and Frank (Beverly) Meade, both of Cuba, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Joann Dickie of Austin, Texas, Alice Radford and Nika Ruff, both of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Donnie Mendoza of Duluth, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth Mendoza, Anthony (Christine) Barton, Candice (Jeff) Kennedy, Angelita Mendoza, Danielle Mendoza, Katie Mendoza, Jasmine Mendoza, Nicole Mendoza, Alysia Dotson, Scottie Dotson Jr. and Jamien Dotson; five great grandchildren, Natalie Barrons, Destiny Bonebrake, Jerry Bonebrake, Dominic Barton and Quinn Kennedy; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
A joint funeral service and Celebration of Life for Alice and her husband Bob was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Darla Buettner officiating.
The family chose cremation as Bob’s disposition.
Burial for the two was at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.