58, entered into eternal peace Nov. 8, 1995, at his home in
Meridian, after an extended battle
with cancer. Rosary
in memory of Justo will be celebrated 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 12,
at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa. Mass
of Christian burial will be con-celebrated at 11 a.m. on
Monday Nov. 13, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev.
Father Alfred Puccinelli, S. M., pastor and the Rev. Father
Carlos Perez, of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,
will follow at Mount
Nampa, under the direction of Persons-Flahiff
Justo was born
Aug. 24, 1937, in Baldatica-Lumo,
Viscaya, Spain, a son of Juan Mendiola and
Matea Ordorica. In
1962 Justo came to the
to work in the sheep industry.
He spent six years
with Gue Malaxa in
Oregon, and nine years with Basil
Aldecoa in Marsing. He
then worked two years with Missouri Meat and after meeting
Tom Bevins Sr., Justo spent six years working at Meridian
Meat & Sausage.
On March 18, 1978, Justo married Kathleen Elizabeth
Eiguren in Elko, Nevada, at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, making their home in
Justo worked for H.
H. Keim Co., as a meat cutter.
In 1987 Justo began
working for Iowa Beef Meat Processors where he worked for
four years until becoming ill with cancer in 1991.
people, shearing sheep, baking bread and making chorizos.
He loved working
with his cows and a few sheep on the family farm.
He is survived by
his wife, Kathleen, and daughters, Maria, Luisa, and Nerea;
a brother, Ignacio and sister-in-law Josephina Mendiola;
aunt, Emeteria Jayo and her husband Luis, all of Boise;
mother, Matea Ordorica; a brother, Raimundo and wife Isabel;
two sisters, Esperanza Mendiola and her husband, Juan
Bilbao, Lourdes Mendiola and husband Jose Luis Echevarria,
all of Viscaya, Spain. Justo
is also survived by his in-laws Fred and Isabel Eiguren of
Arock, Or., numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and
several nieces and nephews, and cousins in the
United States and Spain.
Justo was a
member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nampa
and Euzkaldunak, Inc. of
He was preceded
in death by his father, Juan; one brother, Antonio; aunt
Maria Ordoica; and uncle Ramon Ordorica.
Memorials may be
made to Euzkaldunak, Inc., c/o the
Center, P.O. Box 2613,