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Imogene Mendez

September 10, 1935 — December 18, 2015

Imogene Martine Mendez, 80 of Mescalero, passed away on December 18, 2015 in Ruidoso, N.M.. She was born on September 10, 1935 at Whitetail, N.M. to Lillian Mangas-Martine and George Martine.

She attended Mescalero Day School and Albuquerque Indian School graduating in 1955 and was Albuquerque Indian School Homecoming Queen. After graduating Imogene attended Riverside Junior College in California and obtained a certificate in nursing. Over the years she worked for the Tribal Store as a clerk, Bureau of Indian Affairs as a property supply clerk and procurement clerk, Mescalero Ski Apache as cashier, Mescalero Forestry as a time keeper and camp crew and Mescalero Apache School as food director. She was married to Justin S. Mendez.

Imogene is survived by her children, Rena Justine Mendez and Maynard R. Mendez; her sisters, Ivora Fossum, Claudine Saenz and Eileen Booher; grandchildren, Justin Enjady, Eldon Enjady, Eldon Enjady III, Lozen Enjady, Jacob Mendez Sr., Justin Mendez, Emily Mendez and Ferron Mendez Jr.; great grandchildren, Roman Ausandro Rocha, Sheyenne Loyola Casares, Ferron Jay Big-Hunter, Dusty Ray Big-Hunter, Skyla Ray Monet Enjady, Eldon Wallace Enjady IV, and Jacob Simon Mendez Jr. She is preceded in death by her husband Justin; her parents; her brothers, Ringlin, Ivans, Phillip and Edward Martine; her sisters, Evelyn Martine Gaines, Marilyn Martine Treas and Hurlinda Martine; her son, Ferron J. Mendez; her grandchildren, Rachel Estella Rocha and Valerie Mendez.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with a Prayer Service at 6:00 PM in the Mescalero Reformed Church where the funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 23, in the Mescalero Reformed Church with burial to follow at the Mendez Cemetery.

Visitation


LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso
341 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Service


Prayer Service

Mescalero Reformed Church
336 Wardlaw Road
Mescalero, NM  88340
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
6:00 P.M.

Funeral Service

Mescalero Reformed Church
336 Wardlaw Road
Mescalero, NM  88340
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
10:00 A.M.
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