Cover photo for Richard Mendez's Obituary
Richard Mendez Profile Photo
1966 Richard 2018

Richard Mendez

June 11, 1966 — March 21, 2018

Richard Theodore Mendez, Jr., age 51 of Clovis, New Mexico passed away peacefully alongside his life partner Steve Westall on March 21, 2018 in Amarillo, Texas. Richard was born on June 11, 1966 in Clovis, New Mexico to the home of Richard Mendez, Sr and Marie (Selgado) Mendez.

He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1988 and obtained another Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1994. Richard had a soft heart for all animals and rescued many and gave them a loving home. He was a very caring person and would give the shirt off his back to anyone if needed. Last but not least, he occasionally liked to drink a Bud Light to relax and hang out.

He is preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles.

Richard is survived by his Life Partner, Steve Westall; his brother, Nathan (Tram Vo) Mendez, of Austin, Texas; his two nieces, Alexis and Alyssa Mendez whom he loved dearly.

A rosary will be recited on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:00pm with Deacon Daniel Chavez in the Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Fr. Eli Valadez. Cremation will take place after services and a private burial will take place at a later date. Serving as Pall Bearers will be Daniel Gallegos, Nick Dominguez, Alan Weber, Carlos Rivero, Gabriel Velasquez, and Danny Rainey.

Richard's family requests that everyone attending his service to please wear bright colors to honor and celebrate Richard's life.

A special thanks to the BSA Hospital and staff and BSA Hospice and staff for their care and compassion at the most difficult time.


Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E Manana
Clovis, NM  88101



Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel
800 E. Manana Blvd
Clovis, NM  88101
Monday, March 26, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
108 N. Davis
Clovis, NM  88101
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Mendez, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree