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Jose M. Mendez, 90, of Indio, Calif., passed away April 29, 2017 in Indio of natural causes. He was born August 12, 1926, to Francisco Mendez and Esperanza Yescas in Altar, Sonora, Mexico. He married Herminia Madero on May 8, 1953 in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico. He was a farm Labor Worker for 34 years. He is survived by his spouse, Herminia Mendez of Indio, Calif.; daughters, Yolanda Corona of El Centro, Calif., Aida Reisin of Palm Desert, Calif., Leticia Meza of Thousand Palms, Calif., Sandra Muñiz of Indio, Calif., Concepcion Vargas, of Indio, Calif., Rosie Mendez of Indio, Calif., Esperanza Ruiz of La Quinta, Calif., and Claudia Correia of La Quinta., Calif.; sons, Francisco Javier Mendez of La Quinta, Calif., Victor Mendez, of Indio, Calif., Jose Mendez of Indio, Calif., Alejandro Mendez of Indio, Calif., and Eriberto Mendez of Indio, Calif.; Sister, Lidia Urias of San Luis, Sonora; brothers, Adalberto Mendez of San Luis Sonora and Manuel Mendez of Mexico; 44 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, Pedro Mendez and Ramon Mendez. A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Cathedral City. Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Cathedral City with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Calif.