Andrea Melendrez, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. As per her wishes, her body was cremated. A rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Andrea was born on Nov. 30, 1933, in Sweetwater to Jose and Angela (Rosas) Gomez. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Andres Melendrez of Sweetwater; daughter, Patricia Melendrez of Sweetwater; sister, Beatrice Gomez of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two brothers, Ricardo Rubalcaba of Odessa and Chevel Gomez of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Angela Gomez; and two brothers, Elijio Rubalcaba and Elias Gomez.