Ray Mendiola

Ray Mendiola, 68, of Amarillo, TX died on 12/3/2019 at BSA Hospital.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was born on 1/6/1951 in San Jose, California

He is survived by his wife Gloria Mendiola of Amarillo, Texas the love of his life and his loving doggie companions Chubaca & Buddy. His stepchildren, Diana Veloz, George & Mitsy Veloz, Sylvia & Efren Brito. His step grandkids, Matt, Divi, Ivy, Loren, Brianna, & Kai and numerous close friends.

Ray was born in San Jose, California but he was raised, went to school, and entered into law enforcement in Menlo Park, California. Ray went into city management and went into college and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Menlo Park with his Bachelor of Arts & Management degree. Ray continues his education in San Francisco and received his master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco. He was then offered a job in Eagle Pass, Texas as Chief of Police. After his service to the community of Eagle Pass. He then moved to Austin, Texas and after a few years traveled to a TAMAC convention in Lubbock, Texas where he met the love of his life “Gloria”. Gloria took one look at him and told her friend Tony Q, tell your friend to sit with me. And the rest is history! After a short time in New Jersey as a fraud examiner, Ray & Gloria moved to Amarillo where they had a full life of family and countless friends.

2 Replies to “Ray Mendiola”

  1. I was saddened to hear the news of Ray’s passing. After years of no contact, I was probably 12 when his mom and my mom, siblings, reconnected. Ray was already starting university at San Jose State, and I recall he had the Beatles “Sergeant Pepper” album, which his youngest brother, Florentino and I played so much, I think we must have worn out that vinyl. We didn’t see much of Ray after his move to Menlo, and not at all after his move to Eagle Pass. I’m glad he found happiness there with Gloria and his many friends in Texas. My condolences to Gloria, their entire family and his many friends. He will be missed.

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