Carmen Rose Ulmer, age 58, of Sedalia, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at her daughter's home in Sedalia.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Robert Woolery Sr. Memorial Pow-Wow in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.
Born Dec. 20, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan., she was a daughter of Rafael and Alberta (Barbosa) Mendoza. On June 19, 1971, she married Phillip Hurlburt. In February 1994 she married Stephen Ulmer, who preceded her in death.
She was raised and educated in Kansas City. She moved to Sedalia in 1980 to be near her family. She worked at Banquet Foods/ConAgra for 14 years. She loved to cook, so she and her sisters opened Mendoza's Mexican Restaurant and operated it for two years. She also worked as a cook for Coaches and the End Zone. She attended Epworth United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church. She worked at the Robert Woolery Pow-Wow faithfully each year since its beginning.
Surviving are three children, Melody Hurlburt, Crystal Richard and Timothy Hurlburt, all of Sedalia; seven siblings, Mary Mercy Mota, of Wilcox, Ariz., Rafael Mendoza of Kansas City, Josephine Scribner of Sedalia, Dolores Woolery of Sedalia, Manuel Mendoza of Marshall, Elizabeth Hill of Sedalia, and Theresa Acker of Midland, Ga.; and four grandchildren.