OBITUARY

Pedro Gonzalez

August 1, 1941December 31, 2018

PEDRO R. GONZALEZ

August 1, 1941 December 31, 2018 Pedro R. Gonzalez, 77, of Colorado Springs, CO. went home to be with God at 1:30PM on December 31, 2018. Pedro was born on August 1, 1941 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and was the eldest child of parents Benjamin Gonzalez and Maria Reyes. In 1959, Pedro joined the United States Army and proudly served as a MEDEVAC Helicopter Crew Chief in Vietnam and completed his career as an infantryman until 1984 when he retired, at Fort Carson, as a First Sergeant. Pedro joined the Knights of Columbus in 1988 and served as the Charter Deputy Grand Knight and later as Grand Knight for Council 14785, and was a Charter member of the St. Benedict Catholic Parish in Falcon, CO. Pedro and his loving wife, Linda Marie Lewellen, were married on October 26, 1985 at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Pedro and Linda became a blended family with 15 children ranging in ages from 9 months – 17 years old. While raising his family, Pedro worked as a Senior Case Manager for ComCor, Inc., and attended college courses, receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Pedro was the first and only child to complete and receive a college education. Pedro retired for a second time in 2014 from El Paso County, as a social worker. Pedro was a light hearted, kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. No one was ever a stranger and he was always willing to lend a hand. He dedicated his life to helping others through charitable tournaments and events. Pedro touched and blessed many lives through the years. Pedro joins his parents Benjamin Gonzalez and Maria Reyes, his brother, Frank Gonzalez, and his daughter, Savina Gonzalez. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda Gonzalez, his sisters, Mary, Susan and Sylvia, his brothers Alonzo, Juan, Ricky, Robert, Ben, Joseph and Paul, his children, Peter, Mary Helen, Dennis, Pete, Cinda, Sonya, Darrell, Todd, David, Mitchel, Jennifer, Miguel, Doug, Brian and Kristina. He has been blessed with 43 grandchildren, 48 greatgrandchildren and 4 greatgreat- grandchildren. Mass will be held January 15, 2019, 10:00AM at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church located at 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Reception to follow. Graveside services will follow at 2:00PM at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Gonzalez, Wife

Services

  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, January 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Pedro Gonzalez

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Chad Delfino

January 11, 2019

Grandpa,
Thank you for giving me such an amazing and loving mother.
I love you!

Susan Ashbee

January 11, 2019

RIP brother, you’re reunited with mom, dad and Frank! You’ll be missed dearly! Gone but never forgotten, love you ❤️

Juan (John) Gonzalez

January 10, 2019

I love and miss you brother. We’ll see each other again someday. 👍👍👍

DELIA MARTINEZ

January 10, 2019

SPEEDY...
WE MAY NOT HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH YOU BUT WE ALWAYS DID ASK YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT YOU..U WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS
U WERE WELL LOVED BY OUR FAMILY HERE IN TEXAS ...
WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY !! WE ALL LOVED YOU VERY MUCH ...❤
REST IN PEACE 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️
FROM YOUR FAMILY HERE IN TEXAS

Phaige Deshaw

January 10, 2019

Oh my nino , how you will be missed by so many but we all know we will all be joined together one day in heaven. I love and miss you I remember when you would come to grandmas over the summer in the RV with the kids .. such fun times... govne but never forgotten 🙏🏼❤️

Jocelyn Rosko

January 10, 2019

I truly enjoyed working with Pedro at DHS. He always had a smile and encouraging words to offer on difficult days. Not to mention he had a great sense of humor that made those difficult days bearable. Wow, what an accomplished life he lived. He will be missed by all that had the good fortune of knowing him. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

Jeffry Maschler

January 10, 2019

Worthy Past Grand Knight and lifetime Sir Knight!
You were a humble and faithful servant - who knew and lived God's mission!
Thank you for your example!
Rest in Peace Brother! We will miss you!

JoAnna Gonzalez-Montes

January 5, 2019

I love you Uncle, you will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace ❤️

Mary Gonzalez

January 5, 2019

Deepest sympathy from California families, gone but never forgotten 😢❤️🙏🏻

Mary Delfino

January 3, 2019

I love you daddy. Wish I could've seen you more