Carmen C. Mendez began her journey on January 17, 1933 in Waco, Texas and her eternal life began on September 1st 2020. 

She is survived by her daughters Lillian McArthur (Lance), Cynthia Carter (Brian), Rosanne Brumley (Michael), Josie Mendez, daughter-in-law.

Carmen is preceded in death by her only son, Rudy Mendez, Jr., her sister, Mary Alice Rosales and her parents Josephine and Jesse Cuellar, Sr.

She will be remembered and cherished by her grandchildren Shannon Gutierrez, Eric Carter, Frank & Michael Mendez, Kaylee McArthur & Lauren Schwartz; great-grandchildren Anthony & Joey Gutierrez, Madison & Brooklyn Fiberth, Eric Alexander & Ayanna Carter, Frank, Jr., Nevaeh, Lorenzo & Drezel Mendez, Ryland & Brantley Schwartz, Mariah Mendez; great-great grandchildren Alysa, Jasmine & Christopher Gutierrez; sister Emily Zepeda; brother Jesse Cuellar, Jr. & numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, her special friends Elida & Beto Lozano, her best friend of 50+ years Olga Rivera and many other friends.

Carmen was a kind, loving, tender hearted person with an amazing smile and that never met a stranger.  She had a sincere heart with a great love for her family, friends and especially her grandchildren.  Her biggest success was raising three daughters and one son to be independent, well-rounded and as caring as she was.  Carmen C. Mendez will be missed and always remembered by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. and Friday, September 4, 2020 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a service at 12:30 p.m. An interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8601 Almeda Genoa Rd., Houston, Texas 77075.

Due to COVID and restaurant restrictions a reception will not be held at this time. Thank you for your understanding during this time – Mendez Family


  1. PAM E HOLAK on September 2, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    She was a wonderful ladies. Always with a smile.

    The Holak’s:-)

  2. Cydney Miller on September 3, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Roseanne, my heart greaves for you & your sisters. May you feel HIS presence at this time.

  3. Angel Mendez ? on September 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    We love you always and forever Grandma !!! I’ll never forget all the things we did together !! Our lunch dates. Shopping . Gossiping in the kitchen over animal crackers ! I’ll always remember your kind loving heart and everything you always made sure to do for your grandkids. Love u !!! Our angel always unTil we meet again

  4. Sandra San Miguel Stacey on September 3, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    My sincere condolences on behalf of Valdemar San Miguel’s family I’m so grateful she was a part of my whole life And that of my siblings my mother and her would have coffee all the time together God be with you in this time of grief Sandra San Miguel Stacey

  5. Barbara and Donald Pack on September 3, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Knowing the wonderful and caring daughter, Rosanne, has turned out to be is a testament to Mrs. Mendez. May she rest in peace. Prayers go out to her family.

  6. Linda San Miguel Martinez on September 4, 2020 at 12:40 am

    So sad to hear… Carmen you will be greatly missed, heaven has gained a beautiful angel! ??

  7. Ileane Radack on September 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    We are so very sorry of your great loss. Mothers’s are our Angels that love us unconditionally. We know you will greatly miss her but, she is at Peace now.
    Love, Ileane,Charles, Missy, Scott, Randy and Melanie

  8. frank & angel on November 27, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Still missing you grandma ?