Louis Thomas Almendarez 89 years of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on May 11, 2016 after eleven years struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Louis was the eldest son of eight children of the late Rosa Perez. He was born in El Centro, California and grew up in Santa Maria, California and retired in Mesa, Arizona. Before his declining health he enjoyed landscaping and the San Francisco 49ers. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and uncle. Louie is survived by his wife of 38-years Virginia Almendarez and his first wife of 27-years Rosa Almendarez and their children. Louis B Almendarez (Teri), Angie T Nau (Warren), Pete Almendarez (Susan) and Patricia C Morrison (Tim) as well as 14-grandchildren, 32-great grandchildren, and 4-great-great-grandchildren. Sisters late Agustina “Tina” Almendarez-Cruz-Iturra, Helen Hanson (Paul) and brothers late Andrew Almendarez (Dora), Lawrence Perales (Bernardine), Frank Perales (late Antonia), late Antonio “Tony” (Irene) and Steven Renteria (Matilda). Memorial services will be held on Friday May 20, 2016 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. Arrangements were handled by Mountain View Funeral Home 480-832-2850.