Marjorie Mary Mendes

Marjorie Mary Mendes, 90-year-old Siskiyou County native, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Madrone Hospice House in Yreka, Calif.

Marjorie was born in Hilt, Calif., December 1, 1921, to Antone and Lucy George Mendes. She was raised in Hilt and graduated from Hilt Elementary and Yreka High School. She worked for Fruit Growers in Hilt, as well as the U.S. Post Office in both Hilt and Hornbrook, Calif.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Dave) Rowe; her younger sister, Delores (Arthur) Gerds; and her nephew, Arthur Jr. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin; and two sisters, Josie and Florence.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m., in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yreka, with a reception following in the Parish Hall. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., in the Henley-Hornbrook Cemetery in Hornbrook. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made at


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