Desireè Mendoza |

Desireè Mendoza

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way in Nevada City for Desireè Carmen Mendoza of Grass Valley. Graveside services will follow at New Elm Ridge Cemetery, Kidder Avenue in Grass Valley. Ms. Mendoza passed away March 18 at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. She was 25.

Ms. Mendoza was born Oct. 4, 1981, to Oscar Mendoza and Linda Sue Mendoza in Roseville. She graduated from Mesa Verde High School, class of 1999, where she played on the junior varsity softball team. She graduated from Citrus Heights Beauty College in 2001. She worked at Bon Bon’s Salon and Trend Cuts in Grass Valley and for Mane Attraction in Sacramento. She aspired to be a hair stylist in the Hollywood film industry.

Ms. Mendoza’s hobbies included traveling to New York City, ocean cruising, lake sailing, walks at the river and music and dance theater.

She is survived by her father, Oscar J. Mendoza of Grass Valley; mother, Linda Sue Mendoza of Roseville; sisters, Nicole Briscoe of Roseville and Rene Briscoe of Sacramento; aunts, Sylvia Cholak of Sacramento and Nella Hart of Nevada City; grandmother, Nellie Kolias of Nevada City; and cousins, Jamie, Mike, Scott, Joey, Sarah, Tracey, and Taylor of Sacramento and Nevada City.

The family is asking that donations to defray funeral costs be left at the Nevada City branch of Bank of America in Oscar Mendoza’s name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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