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Obituary for Bernadine "Bernie" Mendoza

Bernadine “Bernie” Mendoza, a longtime resident of Harbor City, passed away on Wednesday August 2, 2017.

She was born in Arkansas and at the age of 9 traveled to California with her family. She was the youngest of four girls born to Charles and Mamie Mae Cole. She was a graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington and was married to David Mendoza for 45 years at the time of his passing in 2002. Over the years she had a variety of employment opportunities, but she was mainly the primary caregiver for her 3 children and husband.

Bernie loved antiques and at one time owned an antique shop in Lomita called the Generation Gap. She had many interests and loved to read, put together puzzles, and loved to sew. Her latest passion was making quilted wall hangings.

Bernie is preceded in death by her husband, David Mendoza. She is survived by her three children, David (Teresa) of San Pedro, Sandra (Alex) of Utah, and Frank of Harbor City, her grandchildren, Celina, Michelle, Justin, Amy, Carly, Jason, Alec, Nicole, Samantha, and Sarah, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Bernie had many friends in the community and her family invites you to attend her services.

A viewing will be held Monday, August 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Green Hills Cemetery. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 15 at 11:30 a.m., also at Green Hills.

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Green Hills Memorial- Villetta Room

27501 S. Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275





11:30 AM
Green Hills Memorial Chapel

27501 S. Western Ave.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


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