Epifania Torres Mendoza, 94 of Temple, passed from this life peacefully in her home on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A time of visitation will be held Friday, June 10, from 6-8 pm at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple. Her service will be at 11 am on Saturday, June 11 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home with graveside service to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.
Epifania was born on July 15, 1927, to Apolonio and Maria Guerrero Torres in San Antonio de Padua, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She was married to the love of her life, Manuel Mendoza Carrizales for 63 years until his passing in 2008. She loved gardening, farming, tending to her animals, and taking care of her family’s needs. She also served in her community as a spiritual leader. She immigrated to the United States in 2008 after her husband passed to join her children and their families. She became a member of Alpha Omega Baptist Church in Temple.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband; her parents; her brother Dario Torres; sister Dominga Torres; sister Graciela Torres; sister Seferina Torres and grandson Arnold Mendoza.
Those left to cherish and honor her memories are her brother Jose Torres; brother Gavino Torres; brother Ernesto Torres; brother Teodoro Torres; brother Beto Torres; sister Aurora Torres; sister Albertina Torres; sister Consuelo Torres; sister Santana Torres; sister Macaria Torres; son Honorio Mendoza; son Jose Manuel Mendoza; son Homero Mendoza; daughter Emma Mendoza; daughter Juana Rivera; daughter Flora Torres; daughter Susana Mendoza Gonzalez; daughter Macrina Mendoza; granddaughter Dora Dominguez; granddaughter Dianira Bourgeois; grandson Abelardo Mendoza Jr.; grandson Gildardo Mendoza; granddaughter Nora Silva; grandson Juvenal Rivera Jr.; granddaughter Claudia Fuentes; grandson Eduardo Torres; granddaughter Anna Valdivia; granddaughter Cristina Munoz; grandson Jose Manuel Mendoza Jr.; granddaughter Elizabeth Salazar; granddaughter Caroline Gonzalez; grandson Luis Felipe Gonzalez; granddaughter Jackellene Ann Gonzalez; granddaughter Liliana Rios; granddaughter Belma Rios; granddaughter Maria Rios; granddaughter Carina Mendoza; grandson Homero Mendoza Jr.; granddaughter Mayra Mendoza; 33 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Baylor Scott and White Hospice for the care they gave to Epifania. They would also like to thank Juanita Gallegos for the special bedside care given to their beloved one.