Eligio Alec Mendez

Eligio Alec Mendez, 74, of La Marque, passed away Friday July 7, 2017, at his residence. Alec was born August 27, 1942, in Alice, Texas, to Eligio P. and Louisa Mendez. He was a resident of La Marque for 45 years. Alec was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, a Charter member of the Knights of Columbus #5236 being of the Fourth Degree, Longtime Chairman of the Church Festival, a member of the Guadalupana Society and of the KJT Society. Alec was Assistant Vice President and Manager of the Computing Division at American National Insurance, in Galveston. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gloria Baldonado. Alec is survived by his wife, Maria “Cookie” Mendez; one daughter: Maria Carmen Mendez-Boyle and husband Virgil of La Marque; two sons: Eligio Alec Mendez, Jr. of Media, Pennsylvania, Benjamin P. Mendez and wife Rosalia of Navasota; one sister, Josephine Chavez and husband Louis of Anaheim, California; eight grandchildren:  Fabian Lopez, Zachary Parker-Mendez, Alayna Pena-Mendez, Isabelle Rodriguez, Grace Mendez, Aaron Mendez, Jonathan Pham and Emily Pham; one great grandson: Joshua Mendez and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at 5:00pm to 7:00pm Monday, July 10, 2017 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm, under the direction of James Crowder Funeral Home.  Service will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Chacko Puthmayil, Father Douglas Guthrie and Father Paul Chavanec co-celebrating. Interment with follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, in Dickinson, under the direction of James Crowder Funeral Home.


  1. Alec was a friend, a mentor and a father figure to me. His wit was his signature in life. He was loved by all & I will sorely miss his friendship and love.

    Don Ciaccio
  2. Alec was my next door neighbor/2nd father since the day inwas born. He was an amazing, fun, sweet, humble, family oriented man. His family was his life and i am glad to have called him dad. I am glad he got to know my children and family so they knew the same lovibg man i grew up with. He treated my children like he treated me, as true family members. He will be truley missed.

    Matthew, Shawna, Abby and Jackson Lockwood
  3. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Mendez’ passing. May he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may peace be with all his family.

    Fr. Joseph Summerville, STS
  4. So sorry for your loss.
    Our heart and prayers are with you and your family.
    Maher and Jany Sweis

    Alxandia Jany Sweis
  5. To the Mendez Family you have my deepest sympathy and I will be praying for your entire Family. Alec was the best boss a person could have, I enjoyed working with him at ANICO.

    Griselda (Chris) Brown
  6. Alec was my manager, my mentor, and my friend. He gave me very good advice when we worked together. “Listen and you will learn” was his best advice to me. I will miss Alec very much.

    David Keimig
  7. Alec was a fantastic co-worker and friend. His sense of humor was second to none and he will be missed by the host of friends he leaves behind.

    Kate Meisetschlaeger
    Liberty Hill TX

    Kate Meisetschlaeger
  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with Alec’s family.

    Samantha Sweeney
  9. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.

    David Hern & Famiy
  10. Alec was a wonderful man, friend and customer of mine for many years. I was fortunate to meet Alex and his Team from ANICO back in 1985. Alec and the gang embraced me and allowed me to be a part of their personal and professional world. We had a great time together…Alec and his Teammates Joe M, Julian A, Joe G, Tom Z, Dave K and so many more…fun meetings and social events. Always the calm personality in the room, Alec had the steady hand and insightful way to play through the ‘what-ifs’ of his job responsibilities. A true professional and a man I admired. We’ll miss you Alec, like those that left before you, but you’ll never leave my/our thoughts. God bless you on your next journey!!!

    Mike Von Eper

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