La Jara resident Lawrence Gomez, 66, passed away Oct. 1, 2013, at the Rio Grande Inn, surrounded by his loving family.
Lawrence was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Capulin, the son of Albert and Fedelina Gomez.
He worked for many years for the state of Colorado in the Road & Bridge Department. Lawrence was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling, and the time spent with his family.
Survivors include his son Orlando (Bianca) Medina of Alamosa; grandchildren Shantel Raya, Dre Medina, and Denea Medina, all of Alamosa; nephew Jaime (Linda) Flores of La Jara; brother Richard (Laurie) Gomez of Deer Trail; sisters Anna Gomez of Alcade, N.M., Theresa Chavez of Belen, N.M., and Chrisy (Elfegio) Flores of La Jara.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Fedelina Gomez, sister Geraldine Gomez, and brothers Porfirio Gomez, Milio Gomez, Candy Gomez, John Gomez, and Armando Gomez.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Alamosa. Inurnment will follow at the Gomez Cemetery in Gomez.
Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.