Funeral services for Beckie Sue Mendez will be held at St. Linus Catholic Church in Norwalk this week with interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Services are likely to take place Thursday although Rischer Mortuary, which is handling services, did not confirm the exact date and time.
Mendez, 58, died Jan. 10 following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of Norwalk councilman Mike Mendez.
She was born March 22, 1954 in Bell.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her daughters, Lauren Marie (Joseph Anthony) Hernandez of Santa Fe Springs and Lindsay Michelle Mendez (Michael Aaron Borth) of New York, and her son, Michael Kyle Mendez of New York; brother David Lee (Juanita) Rifkin of Henderson, Nevada and her nieces, Valerie Lee Condie of El Dorado Hills, Ca. and Disa Lee Rifkin of Dublin, Ca. and her nephew, Devin Lee Rifkin of Sacramento; her mother-in-law, Sara Mendez of Norwalk, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Mario Mendez, Eddie Mendez, Sandy Mendez, Ralph Mendez, Tony Mendez, Mark Mendez and Maria Wiest and many other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been set up in her name. Details about the scholarship are expected to be released soon.