March 2, 1954 - July 26, 2019
Patricia Ann Mendez 03/00/1954 - 07/26/2019 Patricia Ann Mendez, 65, of Vacaville, CA, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019, at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. She had fought a long hard battle with cancer for nearly 20 years always pushing through each battle that came along next. Born March 2, 1954 in Laredo, Texas to Dennis Sides and Elena Gonzalez, she was raised in Abilene, TX and after graduating High School she worked for 30 years in medical office work retiring as an office administrator for NorthBay Medical Center after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Although quitting the company she volunteered for the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation and became a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness helping to educate others about the importance of mammograms and healthcare. She volunteered for the nonprofit Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation dedicated to helping those financially in need while battling cancer and spreading the word of the warning signs of breast cancer. Pat was serving her second term as president of Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation at the time of her passing. She devoted herself to helping others while still staying strong and fighting her own battles with cancer. In 2018 she was recognized for her Community Service by being awarded the Christine Franklin Award for her efforts to educate others about the importance of mammograms and healthcare. Pat was a charter member of the Vaca Valley Eventide Rotary Club. She was animal lover, enjoyed travel, fine dining and wines. She loved to cook, feed people and took pride in sharing that talent. Many would say she never met a stranger and that she loved any person she met, always greeting people with a smile and knowing how to have a good time. Pat is survived by her mom and stepfather, Elena and Joe Gravens; three sons, Christopher Tussey, Kevin Tussey, and Joshua (Kayla) Mendez; two daughters, Michelle (Matt) Novosel, and Sara (Scott) Rogers; and one sister, Elaine Stirling. She also had 10 grandchildren: Branden, MacKenzie, and Caden Tussey; Madison, Erica, Connor, and Peyton Novosel; Selena Rogers; and Noah and Elijah Mendez. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Terry A. Mendez; her father, Dennis Sides; and her sister, Sylvia Stock. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her due to the deep loving impact she had on people's lives. A Celebration of Her Life was held on Wednesday, July 31st at Mangle’s Vineyards Winery in Suisun Valley. She was laid to rest with her late husband Terry Mendez at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Pat’s children would like to thank everyone who helped their mother during this time. We greatly appreciate your help and love for our mother. The family requests that any memorial contributions be sent to Solano Midnight Sun Foundation, 795 Alamo Drive, Suite 106, Vacaville 95688.
Patricia Ann Mendez 03/00/1954 - 07/26/2019 Patricia Ann Mendez, 65, of Vacaville, CA, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019, at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. She had fought a long hard battle with cancer for nearly 20 years always... View Obituary & Service Information
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Patricia Ann Mendez
03/00/1954 - 07/26/2019
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