The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Gonzales, Katy Montoya
Katy Montoya Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1998 - Katy Montoya Gonzales, 85, passed away Nov. 7, 1998, at Minnequa Medical Center. Katy was born July 17, 1913, in La Junta. She was raised in the Salt Creek area. She also lived in Rocky Ford and Las Vegas, N.M. She married Philadefio Gonzales Nov. 28, 1933, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Her husband precedes her in death- as do her parents, Blass and Peterita Romero Montoya- two brothers, Frank and August Montoya- a sister, Cecilia Montoya- daughter, Helen Huebal- and granddaughter, Linda Gonzales. Katy leaves to cherish her memory her children, Angelina Angie" Gonzales, Don (Alice) Gonzales, John (Maria) Gonzales, Phil Gonzales Jr., Juanita Jenny" (Noleberto) Chavez and Pearl Gonzales, all of Pueblo, and Betty Elizabeth (Pastor Bob) Alarcon, Kansas City, Mo.- a sister, Natividad Perez, Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Delia Montoya, Pueblo, Bessie Lucero, Minturn- 21 grandchildren, including those whom she raised, Donna Miceli, Ruby Gray, Rosemary Cortez, Rosa Marie Loonsfoot, Denitra Infestio and Brandi Padilla- 42 great-grandchildren- 27 great-great-grandchildren- a godchild, Amber Cortez- and numerous other relatives and friends. Katy was an SRDA volunteer. She worked many years for the Greek Orthodox Church of Pueblo. She was also a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. She loved listening to Spanish music, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and cooking for her grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Gonzales, Leonard Gerald
Leonard Gerald Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2002 - Leonard Gerald Gonzales, affectionately known as Lenyo, 45, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 19, 2002. Born Dec. 21, 1956, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by father, Henry R. Gonzales; two brothers, Ronald Paul Gonzales Sr. and Joseph Martin Gonzales; one sister, Barbara M. Urrutia. Survived by his special friend, Debbie Perez Trujillo; daughter, Melissa Ann Mahlstedt; brothers, Andrew Ralph Gonzales and Daniel Lee (Dahlei) Gonzales; sisters, Diane DeSantos, Debbie Apodaca and Patricia (John) Carrero; grandchildren, Mateo Lee Gonzales; and unborn granddaughter, Alyssa Ann. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to hospice and Liz, Lori, Rhonda and Cheryl, also Uncle Ben, and Auntie Viola and others who helped. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel. Officiants, Pastor Roger Lucero and Pastor David Smith. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery following service. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at 1747 E. Orman, Apt. B, in Pueblo, also after service Saturday at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Gonzales, Leonila
Leonila Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1999 - Leonila Gonzales, 65, of Lamar, died Dec. 20, 1999. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999. Both services at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar. Visitation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Chapel, Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Memorial contributions to the Granada First Response Fund or to the Lamar Area Hospice.

Gonzales, Leroy Jose
Leroy Jose Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2005 - Leroy Jose Gonzales passed away March 24, 2005. A memorial rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, 1804 E. Main St., Trinidad. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2005, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convict St., in Trinidad. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Gonzales, Lucila
Lucila Gonzalez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2003 - Lucila Gonzalez, 30, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 17, 2003. Born July 7, 1972, in Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Interment to take place in Juarez, Mexico, at a later date.

Gonzales, Lucy
Lucy Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1998 - Lucy Gonzales, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 14, 1998. Born April 22, 1915, in Rouse, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Benito and Rita Martinez. Also two brothers, Richard and Ernie Martinez. Survived by her loving husband, John E. Gonzales Jr. of the family home- sons, Toby (Carol) Medina Jr., Sacramento, Calif., Dennis Medina, Pueblo, Ernie (Diana) Gonzales, Tucson, Ariz., and Kenneth (Donna) Gonzales, Fort Collins, Colo.- daughters, Nancy (Ray) Medina-Dyer, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Isabel B. Gonzales, Denver- brothers, Matt (Louise) Martinez, Pueblo, Joe (Alice) Martinez, Cottonwood, Calif., Alfred (Pearel) Martinez, San Jose, Calif., Mally (Dora) Martinez, Pueblo- sisters, Dorothy (Jeff) Walls, Topeka, Kan., Cora (Al) Dube, Victorville, Calif., and Geraldine Martinez, Anderson, Calif.- nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Viewing, today and Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Celebrant, Rev. Tom Adrians. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after the interment.

Gonzales, Lucy A.
Lucy A. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2004 - Lucy A. Gonzales, 83, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Oct. 3, 2004. Born March 28, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Adonis Gonzales; parents, Esequiel and Margaret Ortiviz; brother, Ernie Ortiviz; daughter, Cathy Brasselero; grandson, Dion Gonzales. Survived by sister, Rosemary (Fred) DeLeon; children, Barbara Gonzales, Kenny Gonzales, Larry (Kathy) Gonzales, Dennis (Yolanda) Gonzales, Diane Gallegos (Tim Ortiz), Marguerite Gonzales, Cindy (Wayne) Sandoval; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives. Lucy enjoyed Cripple Creek, and time with family. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil service, and at the GI Forum hall, after interment.

Gonzales, Mallory Ryan
Mallory Ryan Gonzales – Newspaper Unknown - November 1998 - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Columba Catholic Church for Mallory Ryan Gonzales, who died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, near Walsenburg, Colo., from injuries suffered in a car accident. She was 11. The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery. Rosary service will be 5:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Mallory was born March 15, 1987, in Durango and was a lifelong resident of Durango. She was a sixth-grade student at Escalante Middle School. She had previously attended St. Columba School. Mallory played the saxophone. She was a member of the Durango Shredders, a traveling soccer team. She was part of the Ballet Colores Latinos Dance Troupe. Mallory loved horses, time with her family, and was always smiling. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael John Gonzales, in July of this year. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sharalyn "Shari" and Jeff Titus of Durango; sister, Whitney Gonzales of Durango; stepbrother and stepsister, Scott and Stephanie Titus of Durango; grandparents, Robbie Humble of Casper, Wyo., Rod and Linda Humble of Durango, Fidel and Edna Gonzales of Durango and Steve and Margaret Titus of Durango; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial fund has been established in Mallory's memory at Burns National Bank. Durango Herald – January 6, 2004 - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Columba Catholic Church for Mallory Ryan Gonzales, who died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, near Walsenburg, Colo., from injuries suffered in a car accident. She was 11. The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery. Rosary service will be 5:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Mallory was born March 15, 1987, in Durango and was a lifelong resident of Durango. She was a sixth-grade student at Escalante Middle School. She had previously attended St. Columba School. Mallory played the saxophone. She was a member of the Durango Shredders, a traveling soccer team. She was part of the Ballet Colores Latinos Dance Troupe. Mallory loved horses, time with her family, and was always smiling. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael John Gonzales, in July of this year. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sharalyn "Shari" and Jeff Titus of Durango; sister, Whitney Gonzales of Durango; stepbrother and stepsister, Scott and Stephanie Titus of Durango; grandparents, Robbie Humble of Casper, Wyo., Rod and Linda Humble of Durango, Fidel and Edna Gonzales of Durango and Steve and Margaret Titus of Durango; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial fund has been established in Mallory's memory at Burns National Bank.

Gonzales, Manuel
Manuel “Pipas” Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Manuel "Pipas" Gonzales, 88, went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2001. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Adelina. Survived by his children, Albert (Kim), Lydia (Eddie), Pat (Dolores), Rich (Esther), Dennis (Brenda), and Dan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. He was retired from the CF&I. Manuel was a hard worker who enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gonzales, Manuel
Manuel Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1998 - Manuel Gonzales, 55, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 11, 1998, while on a hunting trip in Conejos County Colorado. A lifetime Puebloan, Mr. Gonzales was born June 5, 1943. He was retired from the former Dana Corp. His life revolved around his grandchildren. He believed in bonding time." He took them on educational outings, fishing, hunting and camping. As a hobby he raised cattle, restored antique cars and put his sisters through his own educational stress." Mr. Gonzales recently celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary Oct. 5 with his beloved wife, Rubita Ruby" Gonzales. Survived also by his children, Raymond (Evelyn) Gonzales, Ralph Gonzales and Katherine (Joseph) Lynch, all of Pueblo- nine sisters, Dora (Clovis) Pacheco, Pueblo, Irene (Ben) Martinez, Trujillo, N.M., Mary (Larry) Martinez, Albuquerque, N.M., Betty (Johnny) Mascarenas, Pueblo, Stella (Melvin) Valdez, Denver, Marie (Ernie) Gettler, Pueblo, Flora (Erdwin) Lujan, Pueblo, Christine (Tony Hernandez) Gonzales, Pueblo, and Mary Ellen (Alvin) Rojas, Pueblo- three grandchildren, Brandy, Celestina and Richard Joseph- and special godchild whom he helped raise and spent time with, riding the tractor, Christopher Lujan. Survived also by in-laws, Ruben Lucero, Fort Collins, Gloria (Bernie) Lucero, Fort Collins, Adeline (Roger) Trujillo, Colorado Springs, Esmeralda (Ron) Erickson, Greeley, Isabel (Danny) Pena, Fort Collins, Elizabeth (Del) Archuleta, Pueblo- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Romaldo and Facunda Gonzales- sister, Ernestina Gonzales- grandson, Raymond Manuel Gonzales Jr.- and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ruben and Abelina Lucero. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 28451 Hillside Road.

Gonzales, Manuel
Manuel Gonzales - World Independent – November 14, 1949 - M. Gonzales Dies Sunday - Manuel Gonzales, 55, died Sunday at his home in Loma Park following a prolonged illness. Services are to be announced by Furphy chapel.

Gonzales, Marcella Sue
Marcella Sue Gonzales - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 8, 2002 - "Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." Rossiter Worthington Raymond, 1840- 1918 - Marcella passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Wellston, MO., on June 28, 1941 to Eleanor Jessie (Young) and Eugene Raymond Howard who preceded her in death. She had two brothers, Eugene and Jessie. Marcella married Patrick Gonzales on June 30, 1970 in Pueblo. They made their home in Colorado Springs where she was a homemaker. A viewing will be held from noon to 3:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. A private burial will follow.

Gonzales, Margaret
Margaret "Maggie" Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2005 - Margaret "Maggie" Gonzales, 77, passed away April 15, 2005. Survived by her children, Manuel Gonzales Jr., JoAnn Fajardo, Luis Gonzales, Susie (Danny) Dominquez, Peggy Montano, Pauline (Ray) Flores, Frances Aragon, Betty Gonzales, Timba (Tracy) Clayton and Marilyn (Carlos) Gomez; sisters, Dora Pacheco and Sen Gonzales; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Margarita Olonia; brother and sister-in-law, Manuel and Theresa Olonia; sister, Emma Vigil; brother-in-law, Ernest Gonzales; and special niece, Margie Casarez. Maggie was born June 10, 1927, in Taos, N.M. She retired from St. Mary Corwin Hospital as a cook and was a foster grandparent for 17 years. A member of St. Joseph Church. Viewing at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Prayer service, 7 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Margaret V.
Margaret V. Espinoza Gonzales - Huerfano World - April 8, 1993 - Margaret V. Espinoza Gonzales, 53, of Fort Collins, died Mar. 28, 1993 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Collins. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery. Born Feb. 21, 1940, in Pryor, she moved to Fort Collins in 1967 from Walsenburg. Survivors include a son, Floyd Lopez, Fort Collins; four sisters Shirley Rodriguez, Loveland, Gloria De Santiago, Las Vegas, NM, Liz Martinez, Fort Collins and Rose Barela, Lakewood; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Gonzales, Margarita Marie
Margarita Marie Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2004 - Margarita Marie Gonzales, 72, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord May 27, 2004. Born April 21, 1932, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry R. Gonzales; children, Leonard, Ronald, Joseph and Barbara Urrutia; parents, Jose and Luisa Jiminez; brothers, Michael and Valdimar; sisters, Janet and Stella. Survived by children, Andrew Ralph Gonzales, Diane DeSantos, Daniel (Dahlei) Gonzales, Debbie Apodaca (David Nival) and Patricia (John) Carrero; brothers, Leroy (Esther), John (Esther), James (Valerie) and Ben (Sandra); sisters, Viola Jiminez, Mary Garcia, Katherine (Joe) Aguero, Tina Lovato and Marla (Lee) Nelson; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; grandchildren Margaret helped in raising, Roberta, Arthur Jr. and Samantha; also survived by Pedro Vasquez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Abundant Life Church with the Rev. Roger Lucero and the Rev. David Smith as officiants. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Gonzales, Maria
Maria Socorro Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Maria Socorro Gonzales, 88, went to be with the Lord July 31, 2000. Born Jan. 15, 1912, in Segundo, Colo. She was a homemaker who loved to cook various meals and desserts for her family. She also loved crafts, crocheting, and sewing. Preceded in death by her parents, Pantaleon and Taide Marroquin Alvarez; husbands, Refugio Gonzales and Pete Baca Sr.; and sons, Rosendo Gonzales and Pat Baca. Survived by her children, Paula Archuleta, Mary (Joe) Velasquez, Ben (Filda) Gonzales, Mickey (Joe) Haun, Rudy Gonzales, Ramona (Eddie) Ortiz, Angie (Ray) Sisneros, Pete Baca Jr., James (Silvia) Baca Sr., Maria (John) Lambert and Annie (James) Maxwell; 44 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 17 Ironweed, 1723 Pioneer Road, and 4203 Rossi Court.

Gonzales, Maria Beatrice Lucero
Maria Beatrice [Lucero] Gonzales - Huerfano World - August 16, 1962 - Maria B. Gonzales Passes Away At 91 - Mrs. Maria Beatrice [Lucero] Gonzales, 91, passed away Monday afternoon at her home, 801 Hendren Avenue, Walsenburg, leaving more than 150 direct descendants. A native of Costilla County, Mrs. Gonzales was born on October 8, 1870, and came to Huerfano County when she was 13 years old. Mrs. Gonzales and her husband. Pedro Pantalion Gonzales, lived at Malachite for many years before she came to Walsenburg three years ago. He died in 1952. The deceased, who was a member of the First Spanish Church of God in Christ, leaves six sons, Elias Gonzales, Abel Gonzales, and Onan Gonzales, all of Walsenburg, Ezequil Gonzales, Redwing, and Daniel Gonzales and Eli Ben Gonzales, both of Pueblo; two daughters Mrs. Eva Cortez and Mrs. Cordelia Duran, both of Walsenburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret King and Demetera Harmes, both of Pueblo; 40 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 20 great, great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Spanish Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Gonzales, Maria E.
Maria E. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Maria E. Gonzales, 80, affectionately known to family and friends as "Ruth," departed this life May 17, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Fowler, Colo., to the union of Eufemio and Isabel Armenta-Sanchez, who both preceded her in death. Ruth is survived by her children, Linda (Greg Page) Vanvleet and Ed (Kathy) Gonzales; siblings; Madeline (Max) Blea, Emily (Virgil) Wiley and Arthur (Lucy) Sanchez; her little companion "Blackie," as well as five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ruth loved being with her family. She enjoyed dancing and music. Her favorite show on Saturday was "The Lawrence Welk Show." No viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Father Marco Salinas, Celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Maria Rose
Maria Rose Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2005 - Maria Rose Gonzales, 71, departed this life April 11, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. Maria was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Weston, Colo., to Ruben and Lisaida Padilla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first-husband, Louis Cardenas Sr.; second-husband, Bonefacio Gonzales; sons, Joseph "Archie" Cardenas, Louis "Butch" Cardenas and James Lee "Bino" Gonzales. Maria is survived by her children, Lydia (James) Arellano, Shirley (Felix) Sanchez, Juan (Martha) Cardenas, Margie (Carmelo) Diaz, Michael (Jenny) Cardenas, Richard Cardenas, Linda Trujillo, Lawrence (Cheryl) Cardenas and Jose (Kim) Gonzales; also 40 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Maria loved the outdoors and the mountains and was her favorite pastime with her family. She also had a passion for puzzles. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Church with Father Marco Salinas as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Marie
Marie Gonzales - Huerfano World - November 19, 1992 - Marie Nieves Gonzales, 87, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 1992 in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born May 25,1905 in Walsenburg, she had lived her entire life in the community. Her first husband, Alexander Archuleta was killed in a coal mine accident. She later married Antonio Gonzales who also preceded her in death. Survivors include five children, Joe Archuleta, Walsenburg, Casper Gonzales, Stella Macias, Jim Gonzales and John Gonzales, all of Denver; a sister, Carmelita DeHerrera, Alamosa; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery.

Gonzales, Mary
Mary Gonzales - Rocky Mountain News - September 12, 1998 - Mary Gonzales, 67, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sept. 7 in San Francisco. Services will be at a later date. Mrs. Gonzales was born in Walsenburg on Oct. 30, 1930. Survivors include daughters Virginia Cordova of Denver, Linda Merritt and Victoria Lopez, both of California; sons Joe Sandoval of Montana, Arthur Sandoval of Denver, Leroy Sandoval of Thornton; Phillip Ortiz and Lamar Merritt, both of California; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Gonzales, Mary
Mary (Vita) Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2003 - Mary (Vita) Gonzales, 82, of Pueblo, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosendo and Elojia Rascon; husbands, John Martinez and Charlie Gonzales; sisters, Juanita Alarid and Cleo Vigil; and brothers, Narciso and Manuel Velasquez. Mary is survived by daughters, Rose Purdy of Georgia, and Laura Galvan; sons, Richard (Jessie) Galvan, and Dave (Gina) Martinez, all of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Lucero, Tiavy Baca, of Pueblo, and Bennie (Able Martinez) Mestas of Denver. She loved her family gatherings, fishing, her chickens that she raised, and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a strong love for the Lord. She loved cooking rice and tortillas. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, Roselawn Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made payable to Mary's daughter, Laura Galvan.

Gonzales, Mary Ascencion
Mary Ascencion Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2004 - Mary Ascencion Gonzales, 85, went to her eternal rest Dec. 6, 2004. Mary was born May 29, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo. She is predeceased by her husband, Walter G. Gonzales, on Dec. 5, 1998; her parents, Severo Leandro and Margarita Hernandez; daughter, Margaret Eloise; and sisters, Maria deJesus "Chita" Hernandez and Lillie Adame-Arriaga. Survived by children, Martin (Daisy) Gonzales, Theresa (Arsenio) Sanchez, Walter James Gonzales, Richard (Pat) Gonzales and Margaret Josephine (Frank) Trujillo, all of Pueblo, also 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was primarily a homemaker; however, she worked at the Kaiser Ship Yards in Richmond, Calif., during World War II and with School District 60. Her "job," as she saw it, was to raise her children. She, along with her deceased husband, also were past owners of Margaret's Unicorn Fantasy Beauty Salon. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society and Legion of Mary. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Foundation, School District No. 60. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. prior to burial at 607 Van Buren.

Gonzales, Mary Jessie
Mary Jessie Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Mary Jessie Gonzales, 84, a homemaker, passed away April 7, 2003. A Pueblo resident for over 70 years, she was born June 8, 1918, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Felix Ignacio Gonzales; son, John J. Gonzales; granddaughter, Danielle C. Gonzales. Survived by children, Rachel (Alex) Sylvia, Virginia (Tom) Francis, Daniel (Joanne) Gonzales; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gonzales, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2004 - Mary Louise Gonzales, 69, former Pueblo resident, passed away March 17, 2004, in Henderson, Nev. A homemaker, Mrs. Gonzales was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Las Vegas, N.M., to the union of Chris and Sinda Sandoval, who preceded her in death; and a brother, Raymond Sandoval. Survived by her beloved husband, Martin Gonzales; children, Bernadette (Eddie) Owens, Christine Gonzales, Sinda Theresa Gonzales, Anita Meschnark, Felicia (Ismael) Diaz; siblings, Gloria (Ben) Giron, Lorraine (Jim) Jaques, George (Frances) Sandoval, Tomas Sandoval; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; an aunt, Grace Coca; numerous other relatives and friends. A funeral Mass was celebrated March 20, 2004, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Henderson, Nev. Burial was at Palm Memorial Park, Henderson, Nev.

Gonzales, Maxine L.
Maxine L. Gonzales - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 8, 2004 - Maxine Gonzales, 81, born October 28, 1922 to Margaret and Marceleno Torres in Trinidad, CO, passed away January 5, 2004. She is survived by her loving son, Dr. David M. Gonzales of Denver and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her husband Ben, and son, Robert. She worked as an accountant for the Las Animas County Commissioners office in Trinidad. CO and moved to Denver in 1996. Memorial Mass, Friday 11:30 a.m., Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to the Denver Rescue Mission, 3501 E. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80217.

Gonzales, Mercedes
Mercedes Murillo Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2005 - Mercedes Murillo Gonzales, departed this life Feb. 3, 2005, in Panama, born June 28, 1925, to the union of Juan B. and Juana Gonzales Murillo, both of whom preceded her in death along with siblings, Efrain, Isac, Juan B., Cecelia and Margarita. Mercedes resided in Pueblo from 1991 until 1993. She was a loving lady, who had a heart of gold. She is survived by her siblings, Gabriela Durufour, Hector Murillo and Santander Murillo, all of Panama, Republic of Panama, and Petra (Charles) McCulley of Pueblo; 23 nieces and nephews to include, Frank, Joseph, Juanita and Tamisha McCulley, Velkis (Greg) McCulley-Matthews and Yanera (Donnie) McCulley-Sedillo. Services, 2 p.m. Feb. 14, 2005, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment, Corazal Cemetery in Panama, Republic of Panama

Gonzales, Octaviano F.
Octaviano F. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2002 - Octaviano F. Gonzales, 80, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Born Aug. 3, 1921, in Monte Aplanado, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Eleonora Pino Gonzales; parents, Juan and Adela Gonzales; brothers, Frank Gonzales, Benjamin Gonzales. Survived by sons, Martin (Veronica) Gonzales, Lakewood, Colo., Steven (Charlene) Gonzales, Denver, Joseph (Anna) Gonzales, Pueblo; daughters, Juanita (Richard) Valdez, Pueblo, Connie (James) Nunez, Pueblo, Adella (Steve) Castro, Denver; brothers, Amadeo Gonzales, Pueblo, Andres (Rosa) Gonzales, Rawling, Wyo., Casimiro Gonzales, Rawling, Wyo., Pete (Stella) Gonzales, Rawlins, Wyo.; sister, Jesusita Garcia, Las Vegas, N.M. Also survived by grandchildren, Matthew Valdez, Melissa (Frank) DeHerrera, Michael, Leticia, Diego, Nicholas and Antonio Gonzales, Carlos Chavez, David and Michelle Castro; great-granddaughter, Desiree DeHerrera. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Octaviano served in the U.S. Army during World War II, 1942-1945. Military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Bob Carden. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Ophelia
Ophelia Gonzales - Huerfano World - October 25, 1990 - Ophelia Gonzales, 81, a resident of Aguilar, died Oct. 3, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Surviving are three sons, Rudy Gonzales, Pueblo; Joe Gonzales, and Max Gonzales, Aguilar; five daughters, Esther Velasquez, Aguilar, Victoria Davis, Coal Creek Canyon, Josephine Miller and Benita Morgan, Walsenburg and Yvonne Crockett, Aguilar; a brother, Joe Garcia, Denver; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Gonzales, Patricio Antonio
Patricio Antonio Gonzales – Albuquerque Journal – June 15, 1999 - Patricio Antonio Gonzales, 51, a resident of Cedar Crest, NM, passed away Friday, June 11, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Rose Gonzales of Cedar Crest; three children, Dominic Gonzales of Cubero, NM, Gina Garcia of Albuquerque, and Metilda Gonzales of Trinidad, CO. Other survivors include his mother, Dolores Baca of Albuquerque; three brothers, Gilbert Gonzales and wife, Cecilia of Farmington, Danny Gonzales and wife, Arcelia of Albuquerque, John Martin Baca of Albuquerque; four sisters, Nora Hurley and husband, Bill of Albuquerque, Carol Johnson of Albuquerque, Maria Casaus of Tajique, NM, and Jane Sedillo of Albuquerque; and six grandchildren. Mr. Gonzales was a veteran, having served four tours in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. Mr. Gonzales was a lifetime member of the M.O.P.H. and the D.A.V. Chapter 1966, where he was an Adjutant & C.F.O. & C.S.O. He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Gonzales. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this morning, 10:00 a.m., at the San Antonio Catholic Church, in San Antonio, NM. Interment to follow at the San Antonio Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Schnell, Dominic Gonzales, Merced Garcia, Gilbert Gonzales, Daniel Pino, Valentino Garcia Jr., Jimmy Sedillo and Manuel Sedillo. Funeral services are under the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.

Gonzales, Pedro
Pedro Gonzales - World Independent – February 25, 1960 - Pedro Gonzales, County Pioneer, Dies In Denver - Pedro A. Gonzales, 79, a pioneer resident of Huerfano County, died on Sunday in Denver. Born in Walsenburg on December 3, 1880, Mr. Gonzales was active in civic affairs and politics here. From 1927 – 1929, he was a state representative from Huerfano and Costilla Counties in the general assembly. Previously, he had been a deputy sheriff and jailer under Huerfano County Sheriff E.L. Neeley. Outside political life, Mr. Gonzales had worked as a clerk in the general merchandise store of M.A. Sanchez on Main Street in Walsenburg at approximately the present location of the Fashion Shoe Mart and with Levy's Grocery and the C.O.D. Store. After moving to Denver some years ago he worked in the maintenance department of the state capital. He had been in retirement since 1950. The deceased leaves his wife, Rosa; two sons, Ross N. Gonzales, Denver and Phillip Gonzales, Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Ursula Hamlin and Mrs. Rebecca DeLaurol, both of Denver; a brother, Leo Gonzales, Walsenburg; a sister, Mrs. Celsa Gonzales, Whittier, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today (Thursday) in Denver at St. Catherine's Church. Burial followed in Denver at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Gonzales, Pedro Pantaleon
Pedro Pantalion Gonzales - World Independent - October 27, 1952 - Pioneer In County Dies At Malachite - One of the pioneer residents at Malachite died Saturday evening at his ranch home. He was 90 year old Pedro Pantalion Gonzales, after whom Pantalion creek was named. Gonzales was born in Taos, New Mexico, July 7, 1862. He was a rancher and farmer in Huerfano County most of his life except for two years as a blacksmith in New Mexico. He also had a blacksmith shop on his own ranch. Gonzales is survived by his wife, Beatrice L. four sons, Elias, Dan, Esquiel, and Benjamin Eli, two daughters Mrs. Candelia (Alfonso) Duran and Mrs. Clovis Cortez, a nephew Abel Gonzales, forty-six grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. Another son, Sam, died in 1938. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ Jesus' near Malachite. Interment will be in the family cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Burress Memorial Chapel.

Gonzales, Pete P.
Pete P. Gonzales - Rocky Mountain News - April 25, 1968 - Pete P. Gonzales, Shawnee, Colorado. Husband of Julia Gonzales; Father of Karl, Dennis, Kathy, and Pete Gonzales, Jr., all of Shawnee, Colorado. Son of Esequiel Gonzales; brother of Silas Gonzales, both of Walsenburg, Colo., Des Gonzales, Alamosa, Colorado, Isaac Gonzales, La Veta, Colorado., Oran Gonzales, Walsenburg, Colorado, Rebecca Garcia and Elisama Martinez, both of Pueblo, Colorado. Services, 12 Noon, Friday Howards Berkeley Park Chapel. Military Honors at Ft. Logan National Cemetery by Lowry Air Force Base.

Gonzales, Phyllis
Phyllis Gonzales - Huerfano World - December 4, 2003 - Phyllis Gonzales, 61, went to be with the Lord Nov. 25, 2003. She was born on Dec. 7, 1941 to Virgil Garcia and Neomi Arellano. She is preceded in death by her brother, Virgil Garcia Jr., her father and her mother. She is survived by her husband, Gasper Gonzales; her sisters, Orvie Garcia and Lila (Dave) Manzanares, Walsenburg; Delpha Trujillo, Daly City, CA; children, John (Alicia) Pineda, Walsenburg; Roxanne (Santiago) Rodriquez, Juanita (Michael) Leul and Michael Marques, San Antonio, TX; Anna Marie (James) McClusky, Albuquerque, NM; and Anna Jean and Leonard; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. She loved to laugh, watch wrestling, play rummy and listen to oldies. She loved her family and had given her heart to the Lord several years ago. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. At her request, she was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Lighthouse Worship Center, 311 W. 4th in Walsenburg. Final resting place will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Gonzales, Porfirio
Porfirio Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 1987 - Porfirio Gonzales, 89, was called home to be with our Lord on Jan. 31, 1987, at Veteran's Retirement Home near Florence. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his two sons, Robert Gonzales of Buffalo, N.Y., and Frank Gonzales of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Santisteven of Pueblo, and Mrs. Stella (Sam) Alabisi of Buffalo, N.Y. He is also survived by granddaughters, Mrs. Grace Lancaster of Pueblo; Mrs. Phyllis Barela of Colorado Springs; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Leo Gonzales in 1977 and George Gonzales in 1984. Mr. Gonzales was born on May 21, 1897, near Walsenburg at the ranch home of his parents, Leandro and Avelina (Martinez) Gonzales. He was a longtime resident of Pueblo and a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church of Pueblo. On Feb. 3, 1919, Mr. Gonzales was joined in marriage to Nora Onofre Cordova who preceded him in death in 1944. He was a World War I veteran and in 1959 retired from American Packing as a butcher. Visitation hours from noon until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Imperial Funeral Home. Christian Prayer service at 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Hibpshman of First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be performed by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at the grave site. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Gonzales, Primitiva
Primitiva Gonzales - World Independent - June 24, 1958 - Redwing Woman Dies Thursday - Primitiva Gonzales, 38, passed away at her home at Redwing last night. She was the wife of Esequiel Gonzales, and besides her husband is survived by five sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with burial in the Gonzales Cemetery at Redwing. Funeral arrangements will be in the care of Unfug-Peet mortuary. [Could be 1938]

Gonzales, Rafael A.
Rafael A. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1987 - Rafael A. Gonzales, 81, passed away July 16, 1987. Survived by his wife, Adelina; children, Carmel (Bob) Mestes, Dolores Vigil, Rafael 0. (Rita) Gonzales, Beatrice (Armando) Romero, Richard (Jean) Gonzales, Helen (Lawrence) Trujillo, Linda (Jerry) Garcia; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Aug. 17, 1905, in Aguilar. Retired from Pueblo Depot Activity in 1972. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 1987, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at 1438 E. Sixth St.

Gonzales, Rebecca, Katheryn, Leslie
Rebecca, Katheryn, and Leslie Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Rebecca, Katheryn, and Leslie Gonzales, of Castle Rock. Daughters of Jessica Ruth Gonzales. Sisters of Jessie Rivera. Granddaughters of Joe and Ernestine Rivera. Nieces of J.J. (Denise) Rivera, Mario (Karen) Rivera, Mondo Rivera and Tomasita "Tommy" Rivera. Cousins of Alejandro, Adrian, Aubreyana and Darren. Also survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Drinkwine Family Mortuary, Littleton. Funeral services, 11a.m. Wednesday, Foothills Bible Church, 6100 S. Devinney Way, Littleton. Interment at Littleton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peas in a Pod Memorial Fund in care of First Bank.

Gonzales, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 44, departed this life Dec. 25, 2001, at home. Born May 30, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo., Ron attended Central High School and the University of Southern Colorado. He was a longtime auto salesman in the Denver area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe B. and Audrey Gonzales. He is survived by his brother, Alfred (Sandy), Parker, Colo.; uncles, Virgil (Lucy) Garcia, Carlos (Mary Dell) Garcia and Paul (Ruth) Gonzales; and aunt, Annie (Everett) Reed. Recitation of the rosary was held at Drinkwine Family Chapel in Littleton, Colo., on Dec. 28, 2001, and a funeral Mass was held Dec. 29 at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Parker, Colo. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice-at-Home, Visiting Nurse Association, 390 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203 in Mr. Gonzales' name.

Gonzales, Ronald Marcellus
Ronald Marcellus Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2004 - Ronald Marcellus Gonzales, 45, born Oct. 7, 1958, in Oakland, Calif., passed away Aug. 11, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Ron was a bail bondsman for Gonzales Bail Bonds. Survived by his parents; mother, Georgene Medina Russell, San Leandro, Calif.; father Salvie Gonzales Sr., Pueblo; siblings, Michael Gonzales, Denver, Arthur Gonzales, Fort Collins, April Marie Russell, San Leandro, Calif., Ramona Gonzales, Gloria (Gilbert) Martinez, David Gonzales, and Salvie Gonzales Jr., all of Pueblo. Very special thanks to Ricardo Mora. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Pius X Catholic Church. The Rev. J. William Huber, celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass. Gonzales Family will receive friends at 1613 West 32nd Street.

Gonzales, Ronald Paul
Ronald Paul Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2000 - Ronald Paul Gonzales, 49, departed this life June 10, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan. He was born June 5,1951. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Known to many as "Mr. Carpet Installer," Ron installed carpet in many Pueblo homes and businesses for more than 30 years. He trained many of the installers working in Pueblo today, to include members of his own family. Those who knew Ron could always count on him to help out where ever he could. He had a heart of gold. A devout Christian, Ron was a member of Abundant Life Christian Church. Preceded in death by his father, Henry R. Gonzales, in 1987; sister, Barbara Urrutia, in 1989; and brother, Joseph M. Gonzales, in 1970. Survived by his mother, Margaret Gonzales-Vasquez; step-father, Pete Vasquez; children, Ronald P. Gonzales, Brandon P. Gonzales, Mario A. Gonzales, Cash Gonzales, and Alexis Shigeta; grandchildren, Emilio, Alexandria and Isaiah; siblings, Ralph Gonzales, Leonard Gonzales, Daniel (Dahlei) Gonzales, Diana (Andrew Gallegos) DeSantos, Debra Apodaca, Patricia (John) Carrero; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Both services, Abundant Life Christian Church. Evening service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Roger Lucero officiating. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow the services. Family will receive friends at 707 Berkley.

Gonzales, Rosa A.
Rosa A. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Rosa A. Gonzales, 87, of Pueblo, passed away March 13, 1999. Born on Feb. 25, 1912, in Parkview, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Hinio Gonzales- and by her parents, Antonio and Ignacita Archuleta. Survived by her children, Dorothy Rodriguez, Dolores Torres, Leroy (Valerie) Gonzales, and Del (Veronica Trujillo) Gonzales, all of Pueblo- brother, Ike (Tillie) Archuleta, Denver-sisters, Juanita Madrid, and Beatrice Trujillo, both of Parkview, N.M.- 15grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosa was a devoted mother and grandmother and she enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1-5p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall "Mediterranean Room" after interment.

Gonzales, Rose
Rose Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2001 - Rose Gonzales, lifetime Pueblo resident, born Oct. 14, 1920, passed away Sept. 6, 2001. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Benny Gonzales, 1961; parents, Pete and Amalia Garcia; daughter, Michele Leary; and sister, Alma Benevidez. She is survived by her children, Betty (Tom) Taylor of Maryland, Patricia Gonzales of Pueblo, Benny (Mary) Gonzales of Denver, Corinne (Bob) Antoszewski of Pennsylvania, Cheryl (Erwin) McNeil of North Carolina, Lisa Lawson of Seattle, Wash., Marc (Lisa) Gonzales of Maryland, Michael Leary of Pueblo; as well as 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of Sacred Heart. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gonzales, Roselia M.
Roselia M. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2002 - Age 64, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 9, 2002. Born Dec. 13, 1937, in Garcia, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Vidal Gonzales; and her parents, Manuel Arellano and Rose Arellano. Survived by her son, Gabriel Gonzales, Pueblo; brothers, Adelmo Arellano and David Arellano, both of Pueblo; sister, Jennie (Gilbert) Gallegos Mora, New Mexico. Also survived by sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, godsons and goddaughters. Roselia was an open, talkative, kind and loving person. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7:45 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander. Celebrant, Rev. Leonard Racki.

Gonzales, Ross L.
Ross L. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2001 - Age 79, departed this life on March 9, 2001. Preceded in death by his adored wife, Stella Gonzales. Survived by his loving children, Anthony, Judy, Paula, Susan and Patrick; grandchildren, Regie, Eric, Sergio, Mario and Crystal; brother, Arthur; and sister, Eva; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Dad was an independent soul of great strength and spirit with an ornery streak a mile long. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gambling - Pueblo Chieftain especially when he held all the cards. He served in the armed forces from 1940-1945, and retired from CF&I in 1983. He was a self-taught man who taught us many valuable lessons about life and never hesitated to help others when needed. He was a good husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend who made the most of his life without complaints. Our time with him was too short and he will be sadly missed. The family will receive friends at the family home, 2204 E. 12th Street. A private family viewing was held at the funeral home and a private inurnment will take place at a later date. We love you Dad. You will always be with us.

Gonzales, Ruben J.
Ruben J. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 27, 2001, in Boone. Ruben was born in Alamosa, Colo., on Sept. 21, 1948, and had lived in the Pueblo area most of his life. He was employed as a guard for the Department of Corrections in Canon City and then in the Ordway facility. Ruben retired from the DOC earlier this year with 20 years of service. He was very active in the Boone community, serving on the Volunteer Fire Department and also was Mayor of Boone for five years. Ruben is survived by his wife Chyrl of Boone; his parents, Carlos and Elsie Gonzales of Pueblo; brother, Charles Vigil of Antonito; sister, Patricia (Jim) Martinez of Arvada; and special friends, Johnny Rodriguez and Ray Garcia. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Gonzales, Ruby M.
Ruby M. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2000 - Ruby M. Gonzales, 74, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 14, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Rudolph N. Gonzales; and seven children, Don (Jill) Gonzales, Claude Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Cindy Gonzales, Sandy Gonzales, Kathy Gonzales and Cheryl (Rick) Garcia; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private family services to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association in her memory.

Gonzales, Rudolph
Rudolph Gonzales - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – May 2003 - Rudolph Gonzales, age 72, passed away May 8, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. Born April 22, 1931 in Delagua, Colorado to Jesus and Ophelia Gonzales. Rosary Service will be held May 13, 2003 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Assumption (Pueblo). Memorial Mass at 10 AM, May 14, at Our Lady of Assumption. Inurnment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad. Family and friends will gather at St. Anthony's Hall in Aguilar after the inurnment. Courtesy of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Gonzales, Rudolph N.
Rudolph N. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2000 - Rudolph N. Gonzales, 76, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M. Gonzales; sisters, Rose Gonzales, Dora Vigil; and brother, Larry Gonzales. He is survived by his children, Don (Jill) Gonzales, Claude Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Cindy Gonzales, Sandy Gonzales, Kathy Gonzales, Cheryl (Rick) Garcia; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Lucy Rael. Private family services to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Gonzales, Rudy
Rudy Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Rudy Gonzales, 72, affectionately known as "RG", of Delagua, Colo. Passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003. Rudy was born April 22, 1931, in Delagua, Colo. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Jesus and Ophelia Gonzales; and sister, Benita Morgan. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Rose M. Vigil-Gonzales. Also survived by his children, Dave (Amy) Wilson, Geri (Dave) Patrone, Vicki Fernandez, Kathy (Peter) O'Connell, Richard Gonzales, Rudy (Jo) Gonzales Jr., Randi Lee (Mike) Gonzales and Denise (Paul) Aragon; siblings, Esther (Ed) Velasquez, Victoria (Ken) Davis, Josephine (Ray) Miller, Joe (Barbara) Gonzales, Max Gonzales and Yvonne (Drew) Neve; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He shared a very special bond with Brian, Darin, Lisa Marie and Tori. Rudy was an expert mechanic and automotive instructor for more than 36 years. He did repairs for anyone, regardless of their financial means. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping, as well as cooking and making his famous salsa for his Green Bay games. The love, courage and strength he gave his family will be admired. He will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and for always seeing the good in everything. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003, Our Lady of Assumption. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, Our Lady of Assumption. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo.

Gonzales, Rumaldo E.
Rumaldo E. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1986 - Rumaldo E. Gonzales, 77, late of 1173 28 ½ Lane, died April 20, 1986. A Pueblo resident since 1932, formerly of Roy, N.M. Retired from Pueblo Depot Activity in 1962. Husband of Mrs. Facunda Gonzales and father of Dora (Clovis) Pacheco, Manuel (Ruby) Gonzales, Betty (Johnny) Mascarenas, Marie Rojas, Flora (Erdwin) Lujan, Christine (Tony) Hernandez, Mary Ellen (Alvin) Rojas, all of Pueblo, Irene (Ben) Martinez of Trujillo, N.M., Mary (Larry) Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M., and Stella (Melvin) Valdez of Westminster. A brother-in-law, Salvador DeHerrera of Pueblo, other brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. Evening service, 7 o'clock Monday at Rivera Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Mathena of Park Hill Assembly of God officiating. Rosary recitation, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at family home, 1173 28 ½ Lane, and 28451 Hillside Road, home of son Manuel Gonzales.

Gonzales, Samuel
Samuel Gonzales - World Independent - July 14, 1939 - Samuel Gonzales Claimed By Death - Death claimed Samuel Gonzales, 49-year-old World war veteran, who expired at his ranch home on Pass Creek Thursday. He was born September 7, 1889 at Red Wing and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.P. Gonzales. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1916 and served nine months over seas, seeing action in the Aragon. Besides his parents he is survived by four brothers, Elias, Dan, Ezequiel, Benjamin, of Red Wing, and two sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Duran and Eva Gonzales of Red Wing. Funeral services will be held at the family home Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock in the care of the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Huerfano Post of the American Legion will be in charge of services at the grave. Burial will be in the Gonzales cemetery at Red Wing.

Gonzales, Santiago
Santiago Gonzales - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, October 10, 1910, Santiago Gonzales, age 15 days.

Gonzales, Sec
Sec Gonzales – Mancos Times-Tribune – February 22, 1918 – David Harr and Sec. Gonzales were killed in an impromptu duel at Walsenburg.

Gonzales, Simon J.
Simon J. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1999 - Simon J. Gonzales died unexpectedly June 23, 1999. Born Nov. 19, 1968, in Pueblo. Predeceased by grandfathers, Lewis P. Gonzales and Rudolph Lovato-nephew, William David Ornelas- great-grandmother, Eduvigen Gonzales- and daughters, Rebecca, Katheryne and Leslie Gonzales. Survived by wife, Jessica Ruth- stepson, Jessie Rivera- parents, G. Leroy and Mona Gonzales- sisters, Anastacia (Gerry LeFebre), Jessica Ann, and Selena (Silverio) DeLaPena-grandmothers, Lucy Gonzales and Lola Lovato- nieces and nephews, Lisa, Lindsay, David Ornelas, LaChae Gonzales, Natasha Gonzales, Michael, Abrahm, Alyssa Sanchez, Gabriel, Monique and Scott DeLaPena- several uncles, aunts, numerous cousins and special friends, Chris (Sandy) Abbot, Rosie Young and many other friends. Simon attended Pueblo public schools. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He was employed as a computer information systems technician at Natural Balance Company in Castle Rock, Colo. Simon was a very devoted father, son and brother who will be very deeply missed. Rosary 7 p.m., Wednesday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pueblo. Interment, Memorial Gardens.

Gonzales, Simonia L.
Simonia L. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2000 - Simonia L. Gonzales, 68, Pueblo resident since 1960, departed this life Dec. 14, 2000, in Aurora. Born Oct. 29, 1932, in Florence, Colo. She married Valentine S. Gonzales Sr. on Aug. 5, 1950, in Steamboat Springs. He preceded her in death, June 9, 2000; also her parents, Manuel and Frances (Romero) Lovato; and a son, James P. Gonzales. Her children describe their mother as a dedicated mother and grandmother who loved to travel to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved children, Susan Andrade, Louise (Mike) Lucio, and Christine Gonzales, all of Aurora, Colo., Dolores Alires, Valentine (Doreen) Gonzales, Manuel (Loretta) Gonzales, Stephen (Roberta) Gonzales, Sharon (Raul) Martinez, Daniel (Denise) Gonzales, and Michael (Joann) Gonzales, all of Pueblo; siblings, Frank (Mary) Lovato, Florence, Silviano Lovato, Lamar, Colo., John (Marie) Romero, Albuquerque, N.M., Julia Sanchez, Colorado Springs, and Ginger Lovato, Denver; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, noon Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 5110 Athos Court.

Gonzales, Stella
Stella Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Stella Gonzales, 75, departed this world to join her maker on May 6, 1999. Survived by husband, Ross- children, Anthony, Judy, Paula, Susan, Patrick-grandchildren, Regie, Eric, Sergio, Mario, and Crystal- sister, Cora- and brother, Louis. She loved each one of us and was dearly loved by us in return. All who knew her, knew her heart was kind and good and she rallied like a champion in every way she could. She was our rock, always there to listen, guide and support us in every way she could. We are thankful for all of the years we had and will keep those memories close in our hearts. She is gone now, but the pain is not. Our grief can only be comforted by trust that is only for a time we must part. For when it is our turn to travel this way alone, we know she will greet us with a smile and welcome us home. Private family viewing to be at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with a private family inurnment at a later date. Family and friends will be received at the family home, 2204 E. 12th Street, Pueblo, Colo.

Gonzales, Steven Joe
Steven Joe Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1987 - Steven Joe Gonzales, 1530 E., 14th, departed this life June 24, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born July 23, 1962, and graduated from Centennial High School, Class of 1982. He was an avid football fan and favored the Washington Redskins. Custom built cars was his hobby and he was a former member of the Eastside Low-rider Club. Preceded in death by his father, Joe Gonzales, in July 1975, and grandmother, Mary Palma, February 1974. Survived by two daughters, Jenae Gonzales, California, Justine Gonzales, Pueblo; mother, Esther Martinez; stepfather, Robert Martinez, both of Pueblo; four sisters, Deborah (Dennis) Gonzales, Phyllis Lefebre, Patricia (Tomas) Tapia, Alexandria Martinez, all of Pueblo; grandparents, Tim Esquivel, Dorothy Esquivel, both of Pueblo; two nephews and one niece; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Church, Blende, the Rev. Glenn R. Mueller, S. J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family

Gonzales, Teresita
Teresita Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Teresita Gonzales, 89, born in Taos, N.M., March 23, 1908, passed away Jan. 4, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Tobias Gonzales, March 19, 1967- brothers, Edward, Manuel, Jose', Ralph and John Valdez- sister, Josephine Simpson- and parents, Juan and Felicitas Valdez. Survived by her children, Josephine Chavez, Freeport, Ill., Phyllis Aranda, Robert and Adita Gonzales of Pueblo, Richard Gonzales, Denver, Art and Genevieve Chavez- 12 grandchildren- 34 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, St. Joseph Church, Blende, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Unknown
Unknown Gonzales - Akron Pioneer Press - September 26, 1919 - A long session of a coroner's jury failed utterly to reveal the least clue to the identity of the persons who lynched Gonzales and Ortez as the murderers of Police Officer Jeff Evans at Pueblo.

Gonzales, Valentine S.
Valentine S. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2000 - Valentine S. Gonzales, 69, departed this life June 9, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Born July 26, 1930, in Trinidad. Mr. Gonzales retired from the wire mill of CF&I Steel Mills in 1986. He married Simonia Lovato on Aug. 5, 1950, in Steamboat Springs. He loved to fish and hunt and visit Cripple Creek and Las Vegas. Preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Regina Gonzales. Survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Simonia Gonzales; children, Susan Andrade, Dolores Alires, Valentine T. (Olivia) Gonzales, Manuel (Loretta) Gonzales, Steve (Roberta) Gonzales, Sharon (Raul) Martinez, Daniel Gonzales, Michael (Joanne) Gonzales, Louise (Mike) Lucio and Christina Gonzales; siblings, Garfield (Bea) Gonzales, Rose (Benjie) Maestas and Dorothy (Joe) Flores; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Cremation to follow.

Gonzales, Vibian Dan
Vibian Dan Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2004 - Vibian Dan Gonzales, 74, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Max and Pilar (Rodriguez) Gonzales; three brothers, George, Walter and Richard Gonzales; two sisters, Helen Aragon and Betty Masterson. Survived by his beloved wife, Rose Gomez Gonzales; children, Mark (Rosita) Gonzales, Dan "Snookie" Gonzales Jr., Ted Gonzales, Diana, Laura and Christina Gonzales; two brothers, Steve (Betty) Gonzales, William D. Gonzales; four sisters, Lillie, Linda, Esther and Carmen Gonzales; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas, celebrant. Cremation to follow. The Gonzales Family will receive friends at Fulton Heights Center following the service.

Gonzales, Vidal
Vidal Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2000 - Vidal Gonzales, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 13, 2000. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Cimarron, N.M. Preceded in death by father, Manuel Gonzales; mother, Adela Tafoya Gonzales; two brothers, Salomon Gonzales and Adonis Gonzales; uncle, Nicolas, and wife, Cloefes Gonzales. Survived by loving wife of 41 years of marriage to Rosalie Gonzales; son, Gabriel Vidal Gonzales, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Salas, Pueblo, Percilla Prado, Sanford, Colo., Jenny Moe, Alamosa, Polly Ortiz, Denver, and Rosie Jaramillo, Denver; brothers, Ernest Gonzales, Alamosa, Richard Gonzales, Alamosa, and Joe (Darlene) Gonzales, Sanford, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews; five goddaughters; and four godsons. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after the interment.

Gonzales, Virginia Ann Jeanie
Virginia Ann Jeanie Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2002 - Virginia Ann Jeanie Gonzales, 53, passed away Sept. 21, 2002, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ezekiel and Lucy Carpio, and brother-in-law, Norman Frey. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Gonzales; son, Mark Gonzales; daughters, Alysa and Rana Gonzales; parents-in-law, Jose A. and Mary A. Gonzales; sisters, Julia (Patrick) Solano, Rosalie Frey, Priscilla (John) O¹Connell and Mary Carpio; brothers, Richard (Sue) Carpio and Zeke (Donna) Carpio; sisters-in-law, Carol (John) Ortiz and Christine (Armando) Valerio; brothers-in-law, David Gonzales and Joseph (Dinah) Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, St. Leander¹s Church. Funeral Mass, 9:30a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, St. Leander¹s Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gonzales, Vivinita
Vivinita Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2002 - Age 98, went peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 30, 2001. Born Dec. 13, 1903, to the union of Jesus and Salome Gurule. Preceded in death by sisters, Damas Herrera, Steffie Gurule and Isabel Cedillo, and brother, Patricio Gurule. Vivinita worked all her life in fields, WPA and hotel work. Her last job was in the laundry at St. Mary-Corwin hospital for many years. She was always ready to help. Survived by nieces and nephews. She will be missed so very much by her niece, Nora Lobato. Viewing will be from noon until 5 p.m. today at Adrian Comer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Gonzales, Walter G.
Walter G. Gonzales - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1998 - Walter G. Gonzales, age 82, born in Cisco, Texas, on Dec. 12, 1915. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary A. Gonzales of Pueblo- children, Martin (Daisy) Gonzales, Theresa (Arsenio) Sanchez, Walter James Gonzales, Richard (Pat) Gonzales, Margaret Eloise-deceased and Margaret Josephine (Frank) Trujillo, all of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Lillie Arriaga- 14 grandchildren- 16 great-grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter retired Jan. 1, 1980, after a 30-year career with Pueblo Gas & Fuel Company. Walter was self-employed in Pueblo prior to World War II and during the war worked as a welder for Kaiser Ship Yards in Richmond, Calif. For two years before joining Pueblo Gas & Fuel, he was a welder for Southern Colorado Power Company in Pueblo. After retirement he remained active pursuing his hobbies of remodeling, carpentry and team sports. He also was the past owner of Margaret's Unicorn Fantasy Beauty Salon and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. The family wishes to acknowledge his niece, Ms. Gloria Armstrong, of Henderson, Nev., for her loving support during his illness and Connie Medina of Hospice. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Foundation, School District No. 60.

Gonzales-Miceli, Donna Marie
Donna Marie Gonzales-Miceli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2000 - Donna Marie Gonzales-Miceli, 35, of Pueblo, and her unborn son; Jonathan Paul Miceli, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 6, 2000. Survived by husband, Filippo Antonio Miceli; children, Nathan Paul Granados, Antonietta, Vito, Paulina, and Filippo Miceli Jr.; sisters, Rosa Loonsfoot, Rosemary Cortez, Patricia Pino; special cousin, Luis (Melissa) Aguila; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vito (Antonia) Miceli; brother-in-law, Frank (Lori) Miceli; special aunt, Juanita Chavez; godparents, Don Gonzales and Marie Ortiz; godson, Jose Badial; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Helen and Paul Huebel; grandmother, Katie Gonzales; sister, Linda Gonzales. Sonya will be greatly missed by her family as a caring, loving person and wonderful mother. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow at Imperial Crematory. Family may be contacted at 2022 Ridgewood or 3801 Hollybrook. Donations may be accepted at 2022 Ridgewood Lane, phone 566-7812. Visitation, 3-5 p.m. Sunday.



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