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Metcalf Funeral Directors

1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX

OBITUARY

Alfredo Gonzalez Jr.

August 20, 1937June 27, 2019
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Alfredo Gonzalez, Jr. of Conroe, Texas went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2019. He had been fighting a battle with being sick for a very long time. He was born August 20, 1937 in Brownsville, Texas to Alfredo and Aurora Lartigue Gonzalez.

His family moved to Temperance, Michigan where he graduated from Bedford High School in 1956. He had a love of Country and Airplanes so he joined the United States Air Force. He served with pride from 1960-1964 at Travis Air Force Base. He married the love of his life, Carleen Beeker on February 8, 1964 in Vacaville, California. They moved back to Indiana where they started a family and he started his aviation career. He worked for Purdue Airlines while going to school to get his A & P License. He wanted to work on the Jet Aircraft so he moved his family to Houston, Texas. He got a job as an A & P Mechanic with Texas International, which later became Continental Airlines. He was a Lead Technician and loved to work on DC-9’s and MD 80 Airplanes. He retired after 23 years. He was a mechanic at heart and loved to work on cars, trucks, lawn mowers, airplanes, and anything else he could turn with a wrench. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was loved by many. Once he retired, his focus was on his family, especially his grandchildren. He love taking them fishing and teaching them life lessons. He was a great man with a great capacity for love. His smile was a ray of sunshine and his heart was a big as the ocean.

Alfredo was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Eunice Vossen. He is survived by his wife Carleen Gonzalez, children Cara Jo Landaverde and husband Fernando, Alfredo Scott Gonzalez, Angeline Saunders and husband Mike, James Otha Gonzalez and wife Melissa, and Delores Laubscher and husband Andre; grandchildren Bridgette Gonzalez, Caroline Cline, Bailey Odom, Joshua Odom, Joseph Gonzalez, Jeremiah Gonzalez, Melody Gonzalez, John Saunders, and Jesse Odom; great grandchild Autumn Belle Izaguirre; brothers Ciro Gonzalez and Nar Gonzalez and sisters Nelly Baliko and Edna Bournes.

A visitation for Alfredo will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 E White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas. A Celebration of Life will occur at 2:00 PM. A burial will occur at Justus Cemetery in Oxford, Indiana at a pending date.

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Kathy Satterfield

July 4, 2019

Cara, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you remember me, it's Kathy Satterfield ( Scott and Kathy from Jack in the Box) Where I didn't know your father, I did know him through you. Too many years ago you were in mine and Scott's life as a coworker and babysitter to our children, mostly our youngest son, Robby, who you fondly nicknamed " Beto" 😘. It is clear to me just what kind of man your father was through the wonderful woman he raised. Cara, you were always honest, hardworking, respectful, with patience and integrity that was evident of your upbringing, not to mention the sweet smile you possess that always lit the room. Yes!!! I remember YOU and at the time the boy you dated, Ricky. ( Sorry, if he is not the one you married, for bringing up an old boyfriend😁). Let me say, since I lost Scott 5 years ago due to problems with his dialysis, that your grief will take on many changes in the following years, but one thing will never change....the bond and love you and your father share, NOT shared..but SHARE. He is not gone, just in another place. Love you, girl, and much love and prayers to your mom and entire family during this hard time. God loves you all!

Bridgette Gonzalez

July 3, 2019

I remember always playing the funnest games and acting the silliest with my grandpa. He was very hard working, and loved my grandma and her cooking more than anything. After every meal she served him he would always exclaim, “Mmmm-mm! Excellent Carleeny!” He had a work ethic that truly set a great example for others, and had a true passion for creating the best and cutest Knick knacks that anyone could imagine. I was fortunate enough to spend my entire childhood with him and he is honestly what made it so great. It’s sad to know I won’t hear him singing his favorite songs or asking for my help with the TV. Who knows? I may even start my own collection of pens and pencils. He was without a doubt the best grandpa in the entire world. And I will forever carry him in my heart with me always.

Cara Jo Landaverde

July 3, 2019

I keep starring at my Daddy's Shoes and keep hearing George Jones song "Whose going to fill Their Shoes"? I realize that nobody could ever fill my Daddy's Shoes. He was the greatest man I have ever known and I will love and miss him forever....A piece of my heart is gone forever....Love You Daddy...

Cara Jo Landaverde

July 3, 2019

Myles Fujimura

July 2, 2019

Condolences to all the family of Alfredo. I consider it an honor &
privilege to have worked with him during our Continental years.
Aloha to my friend Al.
Best Regards,
Myles Fujimura
Spring, TX

Angeline Saunders

July 1, 2019

Eric Ridgley

July 1, 2019

So sorry to hear of Al's passing. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with him since the family moved to Texas, but when the whole family was still here in Indiana when I was a kid growing up, I remember how funny he was and loved his stories and how he was with us kids. Technically, he was my cousin by marriage, but to me he was like an uncle. Whenever he and Carleen would come up to visit, it was always great to spend time with him. We would always talk Purdue football. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Love to all of the family in Texas.
Eric Ridgley
Lafayette, Indiana

DeDe Laubscher

July 1, 2019

Dede Laubscher

July 1, 2019

Hank Kanavel

July 1, 2019

I was sad to hear of Alfredo's passing. I met Nar Gonzalez at Bedford High School and we became friends as we still are. I was in the Gonzalez home many times during our high school years. It was a warm loving family; always gracious to me. Alfredo was Nar's older brother and I have good memories of him. He was always friendly to me even though I was four years younger. I pray for God's comfort to be with all the family.

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