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PALO VERDE VALLeY TIMES, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 A3

Opinion Obituaries
Eriberto Eddie Mendoza, Sr.
July 2, 1943 -April 11, 2017
Eriberto Eddie Mendoza, Sr., 73,
of Glendale, AZ, passed away on
A Day in the Life April 11, 2017. He was born on July
2, 1943 in Phoenix, AZ to the late
Hilario and Abundia Mendoza.

Remembering the joy of Easter


Eddie served with the 82nd
Airborne in the United States Army
during the Vietnam War. He was a
member of Cornerstone Assembly
of God serving as a Councilman
with the Royal Rangers. Eddie
enjoyed camping, fishing and
shooting. He is survived by his wife

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Betty, Glendale, four children;
hen holidays come Time Reporter being able to do. Eddie (Ginnie) Mendoza, Jr. & Ann
around, I always get Cathyleen Rice I guess, it all worked out a little (Walter) Hilleger of Ehrenberg, AZ, Michael (Teresa) Mendoza,
Colton, CA and Lorrie (Kevin) Smith, Glendale. Eddie is also
the familial blues. bit though. survived by a brother Johnny Mendoza, 13 grandchildren, 7
Not being able to sit Albertsons had an egg hunt, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition
around with my family or enjoy to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Mary
mous pies, but most importantly, I cooked a huge dinner, I got to Quintero and a brother Joe Mendoza. Family and friends are
another Easter egg hunt at my I miss being at the family church. FaceTime my family to see what invited to a viewing on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10-11AM
grandmothers house, finishing Having sunrise service at 6
at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue,
the evening with divine southern everyone was doing and by later Glendale, funeral services will begin at 11AM. Burial with
a.m., singing songs of joy because that night, I had the best opportu- military honors will take place at 1:30PM at National Memorial
food left me bummed out last Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
Sunday. Jesus indeed rose again and nity of all... Condolences may be offered to Eddies family by visiting
www.westresthavenfuneralhome.com.
I missed the applewood smoked tearing through loads of candy I was able to thank God for Please sign the guestbook at
ham, the deviled eggs, the warm with my niece and nephew were sending his son to die on the www.legacy.com/obituaries/paloverdevalleytimes

dinner rolls and my moms fa- among the things I missed not cross for my sins.

Wanda Ray Ulmer


Letter to the Editor July 15, 1930-April 16, 2017
Long time Blythe
resident Wanda
Patriotism in Blythe line. Get these decora- themes from which to Merchants along Hob- Ray Ulmer passed
lets show our spirit! tions now as Memorial choose. sonway, and especially
away surrounded
Calling all businesses Day is getting close. Just Come see our artwork Lovekin through 14th
Avenue, can make sure by her children on
and citizens in Blythe! do something! at 7th St. 76, on Hob-
Imagine motorists see- sonway at 7th Street. their businesses and Easter Sunday
With your support,
we can make Blythe the ing our billboard adver- This artwork displays properties are clean and April 16, 2017.
most patriotic city in the tising Patriots Way the NEVER FORGET proudly-showcase their Wanda was raised
west. Imagine if every- along Hobsonway, from 9-11-01 attack on our products and personnel. in Casa Grande,
one along Hobsonway Lovekin to 7th Street or country. Further, imag- With everyones sup- Az and lived there
displays their patrio- even Intake accesses to ine each business hav- port, this show of our pa- until graduating
tism, commencing with and from I-10. Business- ing their own patriotic triotism will grow to the from high school
the Memorial Day holi- es can display similar theme. benefit of our city and in 1948. She went
day through the July 4th artwork of their choos- When our citizens citizens. on to attend
weekend. ingmaybe Iwo Jima, shop locally, please Please think about it Arizona State
Patriotic banners, spirit of 76, the Liberty thank the merchants for
and join in. College. Wanda met her future husband ,
flags, bunting, etc. are Bell, and so on. their pride in our coun-
Semper Fi! Joe Ulmer in 1952. Joe and Wanda were
inexpensive and avail- There are literally try and especially our
Wayne Cusick
Blythe Business Owner/Operator and Civic
married in 1954 and joined the Ulmer
able either locally or on- hundreds of patriotic military personnel. Leader 1979-2016 family ranch in Blythe in 1955. The
Ulmer's and their children spent many
years working the ranch, raising cattle and
pigs and farming a variety of crops. Joe
The Mighty Pen passed away in 1996 and Wanda
continued living on the farm in the winter
and later began to spend her summers in
Flagstaff, Arizona.

Wanda had an incredible work ethic and


was tough as nails. She worked the cattle,
irrigated the crops, ran the office and took
care of her children. Wanda had endless
energy and sacrificed her own interests
for those of her family. She and Joe
provided for their family in every way
possible and wanted nothing but the best
for all of their children; they were
tremendously proud of the adults they
became.
Wanda was the life of the party; and was
so much fun her smile was infectious. She
had a group of great friends with whom
she enjoyed traveling and together they
visited Europe, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico
and many beautiful destinations within the
continental United States. Wanda also
enjoyed visiting casinos, playing cards
and dominoes with her friends. She was
highly competitive and loved to win!
Wanda's grandchildren brought her
endless joy. "G-Ma" was the primary
"babysitter " for her Blythe grandchildren
and she grew close and treasured
relationship with them. She proudly
watched many of her grandchildren
graduate from college and her life was
further enhanced as they began to have
families of their own.

Wanda is survived by her children, Danny


Ross (Bonny) Ulmer of Killeen Tx; Sandra
(Chuck) Rader of Branson, Mo; John

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(Terri) Ulmer of Blythe ; Susan (Mike)
Schuringa of Coeur d' Alene ID and Marie
(Jeff) Anderson of San Ramon, Ca;
From Staff Reports numerous grandchildren, greatchildren,
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