Manassa resident Mary F. Gonzales, 86, passed away September 28, 2013, in La Jara, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born June 24, 1927 in Lobatos, Colorado the daughter of Daniel J. Valdez and Felicita Duran Valdez. Mary was united in marriage to Juan J. Gonzales on November 29, 1951 in Chimayo, New Mexico. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and La Sociedad. Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who enjoyed traveling with her sisters, going to bingo, gambling, visiting with friends and family and talking to GOD.
Survivors include her sons Albert (Eleanor) Gonzales, Gene “Ronnie” (Terri) Gonzales both of Alamosa, CO; Jerry Gonzales of Manassa, CO; grandchildren John (Kenna) Gonzales, Jason (Shereen) Gonzales, Felisa Gonzales (King-In Marshall) Melinda Gonzales (Kaelen Johnson) Marcos (Nicole) Gonzales, Jacob (Dovanna) Gonzales, Nicholas Gonzales, great-grandchildren Donovan, Joshua, Kayla, Presley, Kenzie, Jersey and Keeton, sister Clara Cortez of Alamosa, CO and one brother Joe (Donna) Valdez of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Felicita Valdez, husband Juan J. Gonzales and her sisters Juanita Maestas and Ida Salazar.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Manassa, Colorado. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM also at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Manassa, Colorado. Interment will follow at the Manassa Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.