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1943 Jose 2024

Jose Mendoza-Alvarez

April 15, 1943 — March 15, 2024

Hot Springs

José fue llamado a casa el 15 de marzo de 2024 rodeado de su familia en Hot Springs, Arkansas. Nació el 15 de abril de 1943 en La Laguneta, Michoacán, México, de padres José y María Mendoza.

José no sólo fue un amoroso esposo, padre de cinco hijos y cuatro hijastros, hijo, hermano, abuelo y tío para su familia, sino también un alegre amigo para todos. Era un apasionado de la música y le encantaba componer, tocar la guitarra y cantar. José también amaba la naturaleza: le gustaba caminar, pescar y le apasionaba la jardinería junto con su esposa Amelia. Su flor favorita era una rosa de rosal y le encantaba observar los pájaros fuera de su ventana. Tenía bastante habilidad para la jardinería y era famoso por tener el único césped verde en su vecindario, debajo de los pinos. Le encantaba ir de compras con sus nietos y nunca se quejaba de cuántas tiendas querían ir. José, llamado cariñosamente Chavito por sus nietos y bisnietos, describe con precisión la relación juvenil que mantuvo con ellos.

José y Amelia tuvieron un hermoso matrimonio de 36 años. Su recuerdo perdurará, especialmente al escuchar las canciones que escribió, beber los tequilas que amaba y ver las flores que cuidaba. Conocer a Chavito era amarlo: su sonrisa traía alegría a todos sus conocidos. Su familia lo extrañará profundamente, pero estarán tranquilos sabiendo que ya está en casa con Dios.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres Jose Mendoza y Maria Alvarez, hermanas Trinidad Mendoza, Fidelia Mendoza, Maria Mendoza, y Consuelo Mendoza, y hermanos Jesus Mendoza y Luis Mendoza. Le sobreviven su esposa Amelia Mendoza, sus hijos José de Jesús (Nancy), Mauricio (Erika), Jorge, Alverto (Norma) Louis, y Alfredo. Sus hijas Alma (Marco) María, Rosa (Kevin). 18 nietos y 14 bisnietos. Hermanos, Gonzalo (Silvia), Juan, Ramón (Irma). Hermanas, Amelia (Salvador), Guadalupe (Leonel). Sobrinas, sobrinos, familiares y una gran cantidad de amigos maravillosos.

Portadores del féretro: Maurico Mendoza, Jorge Mendoza, Anthony Herrera, Jeffrey Matthews, Rafael Álvarez, Marco Padilla, Pablo Padilla y Edwin Padilla.

 


Visitación
Lunes 3/18 5-7 p.m.
Smith Family Funeral Home
2205 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913


Funeral
Martes 3/19 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
100 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Seguirá el entierro en Memorial Gardens
2868 Aeropuerto Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913


Jose was called home on March 15th, 2024 surrounded by his family in
Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on April 15,1943 in La Laguneta,
Michoacan, Mexico to parents Jose and Maria Mendoza.
Jose was not only a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather,
and uncle to his family, but also a bubbly friend to all. He was extremely
passionate about music and loved composing, playing the guitar, and singing.
Jose also loved nature: he enjoyed going on walks, fishing, and had a passion
for gardening with his wife, Amelia. His favorite flower was a rose and he
loved watching birds outside his window. He had quite the green thumb and
was famously known for having the only green lawn in his neighborhood
under the pine trees. He loved going shopping with his grandchildren, and
never complained about how many stores they wanted to go to. Jose, lovingly
called Chavito by his grandchildren, translates to “young man” and
accurately described the youthful relationship he maintained with them.

Jose and Amelia had a beautiful marriage of 36 years. His memory will
carry on, especially when listening to the songs he wrote, drinking the
tequilas he loved, and seeing the flowers he cared for. To know Chavito was
to love him - he would bring a smile to anyone he met. He will be so deeply
missed by his family, but they will rest easy knowing he is now home with
the Lord.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jose Mendoza and Maria
Alvarez, sisters Trinidad Mendoza, Fidelia Mendoza, Maria Mendoza,
Consuelo Mendoza, brothers Jesus Mendoza and Luis Mendoza.
He is survived by his wife Amelia Mendoza, sons Jose de Jesus
(Nancy), Mauricio (Erika), Jorge, Alverto (Norma) Louis, and Alfredo.
Daughters Alma (Marco), Maria, and Rosa (Kevin). 18 grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren. Brothers, Gonzalo (Silvia), Juan, Ramon (Irma). Sisters,
Amelia (Salvador), Guadalupe (Leonel).
Nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of wonderful friends.
Pallbearers: Maurico Mendoza, Jorge Mendoza, Anthony Herrera,
Jeffrey Matthews, Rafael Alvarez, Marco Padilla, Pablo Padilla, and Edwin
Padilla.


Visitation
Monday 3/18 5-7PM
Smith Family Funeral Home
2205 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913


Funeral
Tuesday 3/19 10:30AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
100 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Burial to follow at Memorial Gardens
2868 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Monday, March 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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2205 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St Mary of the Springs Catholic Church

100 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

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