ULYSSES - Cynthia Rodriguez-Mendoza, age 48, died July 8, 2020, at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Medical Plaza in Kansas City, MO. She was born April 26, 1972, in Ulysses, the daughter of Apolonio, Jr. and Salome (Garza) Rodriguez.
Cynthia grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1990. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Ft. Hays State University. She was an educator for 28 years. Cynthia married Adolfo Mendoza on Feburay 27, 1997. He preceded her in death in 2010.
Cynthia is survived by four sons, Xavier Rodriguez, Ejon Mendoza, Adolfo Mendoza, Jr., and Eli Mendoza all of Ulysses; one daughter, Alexis Mendoza of Ulysses; parents, Apolonio, Jr., and Salome Rodriguez of Ulysses; one brother, Apolonio III of Ulysses; sisters, Diana Hurtado of Liberal, Sandra Anchondo of Ulysses, Lupita Rodriguez of Ulysses, and Josie Rodriguez of Ulysses.
Family vigil and rosary service will be July 13, 2020, at 7 p.m. and a family Funeral Mass will be July 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, KS. Services can be viewed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Live. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Friends may call July 12, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and July 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., both at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to Rodriguez Mendoza Children Education Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.