June 13, 1926 - February 10, 2018
Gloria Méndez-Pelayo, of Houston, Texas passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. She died in her sleep, amongst family and loved ones in her daughter’s Houston home, and was missed by all from the moment of her passing. She is the daughter of Luis Arévalo Méndez and Maria del Rosario Pelayo, and enjoyed being one of seven sisters that went on to raise 23 children. She was born June 13, 1926 in San Francisco California, though she spent much of her life in Mexico City. It was there in Mexico City, that she met her husband, Dr. César O. Aguilar, who she married in April 26th, 1950. They had four children together. She migrated back to the United States in 1981 along with her three surviving children: Gloria, Eduardo, and Anita, and was a long time resident of Houston, Texas. Gloria was a passionate woman that filled her life with hobbies, friends, food, and music. Of all her interests, she was happiest caring for and nurturing all things that grow. A life long gardener and animal lover, Gloria was always found to be surrounded by plants, flowers, birds, adopted dogs, and loved nothing more than to spoil her pets, children, and grandson. She was also a passionate and expert doll maker and leaves her loved ones with a beautiful collection of more or less 250 handmade porcelain dolls. She is survived by her three children; Gloria A. Jefferies, Eduardo Aguilar, Ana María A Parsa, her sons-in-law Jesse H Jefferies and Ali Parsa, grandson Jesse A Jefferies ( J. J. ), only by one of her sisters: Emma and 20 of her nieces and nephews -some in USA, some in Europe and some in México. Her lively and vibrant presence is missed by her family, who are deeply thankful for the joy, laughter, and guidance that Gloria brought to their lives. Though now in the loving embrace of God, she will always be in the hearts and minds of those she leaves behind. Funeral mass for Gloria Méndez will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church 11720 Joan of Arc Dr, Houston, Texas 77024.
Gloria Méndez-Pelayo, of Houston, Texas passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. She died in her sleep, amongst family and loved ones in her daughter’s Houston home, and was missed by all from the moment of her passing. She is the daughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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