Maria Elena Mendibles
November 13, 1931- February 17, 2017
Maria Elena Duarte Mendibles peacefully passed from this life to her eternal life on Friday, February 17, 2017.Â Â She was born in Brawley, California on November 13, 1931 to Elena and Feliciano Duarte.
She married Manuel A. Mendibles on November 15, 1953.Â Â She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Brawley.Â Â She loved the Lord. Her family remembers her as a â€œchampionâ€ tomato packer during tomato season.Â Â She loved arts and crafts, quilting, gardening and cooking.Â Â Often, while she would be cooking for her family, she would whistle.Â Â She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with her whole heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Feliciano and Elena Perez Duarte; daughter, Mary Helen Mendibles and husband, Manuel A. Mendibles.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Lisa Mendibles; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; nephews and nieces.
Mass will be held Tuesday, February 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. Visitation will be Monday, February 27 at Frye Chapel and Mortuary from 6-9:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday, February 28 at Riverview Cemetery after mass.