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Mercedes "Mercy" Munoz

September 24, 1933 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 87)

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On September 6, 2021, at the age of 87, Mercedes Munoz of Mesa, AZ, passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Mercy was born at home in Claypool, Arizona to Catalina (Medina) and Pedro Sendejas on September 24, 1933. Mercy attended NAU in Flagstaff and graduated in 1958 with a BS in Elementary Education. She later earned her Masters in Education as a tribute to her father. After teaching in Phoenix, she married Antonio Munoz, Jr. in 1961, and they moved to teach in Ft. Defiance, AZ. In 1964, the family moved to Holbrook, AZ where Mercy continued her career in education. For over thirty years, she taught first grade and her fondest memories were of teaching children to read and write.

After retirement, in 2004, she moved to Mesa to be closer to many of her grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren loved the quality time she spent with them, Her greatest love was to serve God and her family. We carry her in our hearts.

Husband Antonio Munoz, Jr., sister Olympia Sendejas and daughter-in-law Jennifer Jovaag Munoz, preceded her in death.

She is survived by siblings: Mary Oviedo, Consuelo Sierra, and Pete Sendejas; her four children: Kathy Munoz, Debra (Gary) Valeriani, Cheryl (Tim) Kammerer, Mark (Tiffany) Munoz; her dear grandchildren: Michael and Marc Valeriani: Rylan and Aliya Kammerer: Antonio, Christian, Isabelle and Grayson Munoz; Demarius Randolph, Maliyah Baker and McCoy Partner. 

Funeral Services will be scheduled at a later date. Mercy’s message is to “Be happy and enjoy your life. Mine was happy and will be happier in heaven.”  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Mercy Munoz to Holbrook Public School Tax Credit Donation or to Hospice of the Valley. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.messingermortuary.com.


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