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Carolyn “Jean” Mendes, 71, of York, SC, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. Jean was born on July 9, 1942 in Lorain, OH, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Popson Herbert.
Jean is of the Catholic Faith. She retired from Wellington Manor Nursing Home after 22 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. After retiring, Jean and her husband Guy traveled in their RV for a little over 4 years, visiting with family and seeing the country along the way. She enjoyed crafts and hobbies, her flowers and gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Jean is survived by her husband of over 30 years, Guy Mendes. Sons, Ronald Baer and wife Peggy of Fairfax, VA, Robert Baer and wife Heather of Pineville, and Bruce Mendes and wife Karie of Delware, OH. Daughters, Debbie Coe and husband Jim of Sandusky, OH, Chris Hughes and husband Todd of North Lima, OH, Sonja Mendes, and Melissa Mendes and husband Chris of Clarksville, TN. Brother, Michael Herbert and wife Judy; sisters, Margie Yavornitzky and husband Joe, and Mary Jankowski and husband Allan. Jean is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is assisting the Mendes family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.