Beckie Mendez, the wife of longtime Norwalk Councilman Mike Mendez died Thursday night, according to family friend and Little Lake City School District Board member Hilda Zamora.
Mendez, who was first elected to the city council in 1988, married to his wife on June 1, 1974. They had three children, one of whom is the principal of Lakeview Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs.
The Santa Fe Springs City Council closed its meeting Thursday night in memory of Beckie Mendez.
Due to a reporting error, in an earlier version of this story the workplace and job title of one of Mendez's children was incorrectly identified. One child is principal of Lakeview Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs.