Gilberto Garcia Mendoza

Gilberto Garcia Mendoza, 63, of Amarillo died on Wednesday March 25, 2020.

Family services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gilbert was born on October 4, 1956 in Floydada, Texas. He grew up in Hereford, Texas where he played football and became a loyal Hereford Whiteface fan. He also followed Whiteface Volleyball and Softball.

Gilbert worked most of his life as a Manager for Village Texaco, formally located at 34th Ave & Georgia, and provided services for Uhaul. He enjoyed working with his employees and loved helping his customers.

Gilbert was the greatest Father we could ever ask for; he was always there for us for anything at any time. Gilbert’s greatest pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his children’s accomplishments. Gilbert’s grandchildren kept him busy with their sporting activities. He loved watching it all from Football and Hockey to Cheer and Ballet. Gilbert also had a love-hate relationship for the Dallas Cowboys, and he enjoyed giving those die-hard fans a hard time.  Gilbert truly valued family time by going out to eat on weekends, traveling, and gathering at Palo Duro Canyon for picnics and hiking. If Gilbert could find a way to push your buttons, he would do so just simply out of love.  Gilbert cherished his time with his mother and brothers.  He had a love for music, and he shared his favorite music and artists with his grandchildren.  Gilbert had also adopted two of our mischievous dogs that he adored and spoiled. Favorite snacks included popcorn with a Dr Pepper, fireballs, butter scotch and pecans.

He is survived by his daughters, Fresa Mendoza Solorio of McKinney, TX, and Carolyn Mendoza, of Carrollton, TX; son, Joseph Mendoza and wife Patricia of Amarillo, TX; brothers, Simon Mendoza, Jesse Mendoza, Tony Delgado and wife Bertha, Carlos Delgado and wife Eva; grandchildren, Jose Gonzalez, Ethan Solorio, Johnan Solorio, Elyssa Solorio, Jaclyn Tep, Taidun Ksor, Nevaeh and Natalie Mendoza; Pets, Pinche Nina and Daisy Mae; and many nieces and nephews.

10 Replies to “Gilberto Garcia Mendoza”

  1. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. It’s never easy when you lose a loved one. Only know that you have wonderful memories of time shared and that your Dad will always be watching over you and your family.

  2. Bye Uncle Gilbert,

    You were always feisty. I remember going to visit you at your store and house. I love you and will miss you. I am praying for your children, grandchildren, brothers and mom.

    Love you Tio.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Bretado family is always here for you. Godbless your dad and all his family.

  4. I’m soo sorry for your loss, my prayer are with you all. The Bretado family is always here for you all. God bless .

  5. Fresa and family, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. He is with God in heaven now, no more suffering.

  6. Dad,
    I thank you for giving me life. You were an amazing Dad and I couldn’t have asked for more. You were always there to make sure I had everything I needed. I thank you for being an amazing Father in-law to Patricia and taking care of her during the times I was unable to. I thank you for being the greatest Grandpa to Nevaeh and Natalie because they adored you and they miss you very much. I became the Father I am today from watching you. You taught me what mattered in life and what was important. I promise to continue on and value family as you did. You are the strongest man I know, you fought for us to the end and I tried to do the same for you. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you, just know I was always thinking about you and love you more then anything. Just continue to watch over our family. Just continue to look over our family, I will see you again when I complete God’s task. I miss you Dad. I love you.
    Until we meet again
    Nevaeh – Love you PinchePapa
    Natalie – Love you PapaShark

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