Carmen Guardiola, 88, passed away Monday September 5, 2016. She was born July 16, 1928 in Skidmore Texas, the daughter of Merced Sr. and Manuela (Nee: Loa) Mendiola. She married her husband Ruben Guardiola on July 26, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ruben passed September 12, 2003. Carmen was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who filled her with joy and love. Carmen is survived by six daughters, two sons, 21 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren along with two brothers and one sister. She was predeceased in death by her husband Ruben, her father Merced and mother Mendiola and two brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be held Thursday September 8, 2016 at 3 pm inside Strouf Funeral Home. Father Javier Guativa officiating. The family will receive guests on Thursday September 8, 2016 in side the funeral home from 2 pm until the time of service. Private burial services will be held for the family in Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32.