Luis P. Mendoza, Sr.

Funeral services for Luis P. Mendoza, Sr. 64, Lawrence will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in KC, MO.

Luis was born on April 25, 1954 in Lawrence, Kansas the son of Manuel and Maria (Jaminez) Mendoza.

He was a Sanitation Driver for the City of Lawrence.

He married Helen E. Auten on June 22, 1972 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Luis (Tammy) Mendoza Jr., sisters; Isabel (Tavy) Vargas, Corina (Izzy) Bermudez, Ernie (Candido) Guerrerro, Rose Carmona, Jenny Pantoja, Gloria Ming-Mendoza, Rita (Luis) Melendez, Mary (Donnie) Ming, Anita (Julio) Coyote, Hope Mendoza, brother, Rick Mendoza, grandchildren; Ciera Gillis, Domonic Mendoza, Haley Weeks, Tayiah Mendoza, Morgan Mendoza, great-grandchildren, Cameron Gillis, Esme Mead and Kyden Mendoza.

Luis was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Sonia Mendoza-Foster and brothers, Ruben, Antonio and Robert Mendoza.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the family to help with funeral expenses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



17 Condolences

  1. Lori Scully (aka Starfighter) on March 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your father and husband and my prayers are with you all at this time

  2. Linda Davis tolbert on March 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him coming into dollar general. He always bought 12 burittos at one time. Prayers for the family.

  3. MIKE AND ROSEMARY on March 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    To the Mendoza Family, may he rest in peace….Mike Hadl…

  4. Joyce on March 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Oh my no sorry ooh my

  5. Kathy Buckley on March 7, 2019 at 4:12 am

    I’m very sorry for you and your family’s loss. May God put his arms around you and give you peace through this difficult time and after. R.I.P. Lois Mendoza

  6. Douglas Buckley on March 7, 2019 at 5:15 am

    So sorry for your lost
    He will surely be missed
    He was a good man
    RIP Luis Doug Buckley

  7. Nancy DeGarmo on March 7, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with him when our paths crossed.

  8. Larry Devers on March 7, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Luis’ sudden passing. I worked with him for many years at the City. Prayers are being sent to his family at this very sad time. Larry Devers, Las Cruces, NM

  9. Leland McMechan on March 7, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Sorry for your loss, praying for the family. Leland McMechan

  10. Rhonda Self Young on March 7, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Helen, Lou and Family so sorry for your loss.

    I enjoyed visiting with Lou at work, he had many friends.
    He will be missed by all.

  11. Mike and Mary Alexander on March 7, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Helen and family; So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

  12. LIZ HALL on March 7, 2019 at 12:26 pm


  13. Tammie Torneden-White on March 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    To Luis, Tammy, Helen and all of the family, I will always remember lous laugh. His humor was contagious. If you were ever down he soon had you laughing.

  14. Sylvia Williams on March 8, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    To Helen, Luis, Tammy and all rest of the family sorry for your loss Big Luis will be missed I love you all and wish I could be there in person, but I will be there in spirit. Hugs to all

  15. Ciera on March 9, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I love you grampa. We miss you.

  16. Pamela Mooney on March 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Sorry we were unable to be there for the family gathering Thursday night and for services Friday. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Pam and David Mooney

  17. Jo Elaine Willis Thomas on March 23, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I am so sorry to hear you are gone. I remember the times when we lived on Pennsylvania and you lived with your family on New Jersey Street. God bless you and your family. The world has lost a wonderful person. Jo Elaine Willis Thomas

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