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Juana (Mendoza) Munoz
June 24, 1945 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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June 24, 1945 – July 24, 2023
Juana Munoz, 78, of Compton, California, passed away on July 24, 2023, in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Juana was born on June 24, 1945, to Manuel Mendoza and Maria Isabel Juarez in Atzcapotzalco, Mexico. Juanita as lovingly known by all who knew her was raised in San Francisco Del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico and in 1959 married Sergio F. Munoz.
Sergio and Juanita moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1962 and started their family in 1965 which produced 6 children. Juanita lived most of her life in Compton, CA, with a few years in between in Los Angeles and Lancaster CA and Mexico to be near her mother and siblings as well.
Juanita was a homemaker who also loved cooking and international cuisine and will always be remembered for her “Gorditas” as well as many other dishes she so prepared with “LOVE” as the main ingredient.
Juanita dedicated most of her life to raising, teaching good values and the pride of their Mexican American heritage to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well who all knew her as Grandma “Aguita” (abuelita).
Juanita is survived by her loving children, Sergio (Irina Oprisan) Munoz, Benjamin (Maribel Garcia) Munoz, Marisela (Fredi Alexander) Mariona, Monica (Fletcher Laine) Daniels, Manuel (Aide Garcia) Munoz, and Carolina Munoz, 14 Grandchildren, Anastazia, Sergio, Alexandra, Joshua, Frances, Matthew, Ashley, Andrew, Ruben, Galilea, Mia, Amy, Mason, and Manuel Jr., 9 Great-Grandchildren, Elijah, Isaiah, Charlie, Isabella, Noah, Amelia, Henry, Scarlett, and Micah.
Juanita is also survived by two of her sisters, Maria de Los Angeles (Nina), Maria de La Luz (Lucha) and one of her brothers, Jaime Carlos Mendoza as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand nephews and extended family.