Loren Mendes passed away on the morning of Monday, January 22.
Loren was born in Modesto to Frank and Roselind (Rocha) Mendes. He attended Modesto schools and joined the army in 1971, where he became a para-jumper in the 82nd Airborne. He attended Modesto Junior College and met his wife Sharon (Costa). They married in November 1974.
Loren was a dairyman in his younger years. Loren was a pigeon grower since his late teens and a member of the California Squab Producers for the last 45 years. Loren enjoyed going to livestock auctions, a joy he inherited from his father and grandfather. Loren was also a fan of WWF wrestling. Loren’s biggest joy of all was being a Papa to his grandchildren.
Loren is survived by his wife Sharon Mendes, their three children Lisa Mendes of Turlock, Anthony (Karen) Mendes of Turlock, and Matthew Mendes of Salida; two grandchildren Saige and Kase Mendes. Loren will be greatly missed.
The family will be holding a remembrance of life on February 3, 2024 from 1pm to 5pm at Hilmar Grange Hall, 8188 Lander Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.