Hugo Mena (Zambrana), passed away peacefully, on April 03, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, Frida Carranza Saldaña Mena, his children Tony Mena, Maria Kaiser, Ronald Mena (Carolyn), John Mena, and Carol Mena Quick (Scott), grandchildren Alex Kaiser, Crystal King (Alex), Joe Quick, and great-granddaughter Julia King.
Hugo leaves behind cousins, nephews, and nieces in the United States of America, Bolivia, and Spain.
Hugo, from La Paz, Bolivia, immigrated to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1960. The following year, Frida, Tony, and Maria joined him.
Hugo worked for McDonnell Douglas. Later, he owned Maria’s Dry Cleaning and Alterations shop, for 25 years, with Frida and daughter Maria.
Hugo was athletic and enjoyed playing tennis, jogging, and in his youth, played semi-pro soccer. He was a great fan and season ticket holder of the St. Louis Rams during the Greatest Show on Turf years. As a long-time fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, he celebrated their several championships. He was a life-long fan of the Bolivian soccer club, Bolivár.
Hugo was a founding member and two-time past president of the Bolivian Society of St. Louis and had dear friends in his community.
Above everything else, Hugo dearly loved his wife and family. He was immensely proud of each of his five children and cherished his three grandchildren and great-granddaughter most of all.
The Hugo Mena Visitation and Memorial service is on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Visitation begins at 5:00 PM.
The Memorial service starts at 6:30 PM.