Funeral services for Herlinda M. Puente, 66, will be Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Thomas O’Toole.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.  A devotion of the Rosary in her memory will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

Herlinda, daughter of Santos and Domingo Sr. Mendiola, was born October 27, 1942 at Kingsville, Texas.  She and Julian Sr. Puente were married at Corpus Christi, Texas February 23, 1963. 

A former resident of Ardmore, she passed away December 23, 2008 in Washington Regional Medical Center at Fayetteville, AR. following an extended illness.  Her parents, Santos and Domingo Sr. Mendiola, husband, Julian Puente Sr., Brothers, Hector and Jose Adolso, and sister-in-law, Lydia Mendiola preceded her in death.

She left behind to mourn her passing her eleven children and their spouses Martin and Beth Puente Stillwater, OK; Betty and Benjamin Gonzalez, Ardmore, OK; Joseph and Adrian Puente Stillwater, OK; Maria and Fernando Silva Ardmore, OK; Abundia Puente Fayetteville, NC; Perfecto and Juana Vega Puente, Kansas City, MO; Maria G. and Andrew Powell Fayetteville, NC; Herlinda and Frank Cuevas Puente, Corpus Christi, TX; Maria Juanita and Jack Kiper, Fayetteville, AR; Julian Puente Jr., Fayetteville, NC; Pedro Puente, Fayetteville, AR.  Her sister and husband, Oralia and Jesse Costilla, Corpus Christi, TX and brothers and wives, Mario and Lilly Ortiz Mendiola, Corpus Christi, TX; Juan and Delmira Mendiola, San Antonio, TX; and Domingo Jr. and Mary Mendiola, San Antonio, TX; and 18 grandchildren.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-n-law, sister, aunt, and a wonderful friend who was will be dearly missed.

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