Margaret Mendoza, 78, of Wapato died Friday. Mrs. Mendoza was born in Susie, Colo. She worked in agriculture production for various local companies.
Survivors include three sons, Luciano Nunez of Wapato, Mario Nunez of Bremerton and Mike Nunez of Hermiston, Ore.; three daughters, Elizabeth Morones and Deborah Inocencio, both of Yakima, and Sarah Fowler of Selah; six brothers, John Espinoza, Joe Espinoza, Ray Espinoza, Tony Espinoza, Donald Espinoza and Jess Espinoza Jr.; six sisters, Julia Hernandez, Mary Rios, Eleanor Cabezas, Susie Sandoval, Helen Martinez and Rita Manjarrez; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, with a sharing of memories from 6 to 7 p.m., at Merritt Funeral Home, Wapato. Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Wapato. Burial will follow in Reservation Community Memorial Park, Wapato.