OBITUARY

Jim Morrow Gonzales

January 26, 1946November 25, 2019

Jim Morrow Gonzales January 26, 1946 – November 25, 2019

Jim Morrow Gonzales was born on January 26, 1946 in Sanger, CA and passed away on November 25, 2019 in Fresno, CA at the young age of 73.

Jim is survived by his wife Diane of 40 years, his brother Ruben and his wife Virginia, his sister-in-law Ruth, his sister Eva and her husband Dan, his sister Ruby and her husband Manuel, his daughters Veronica, Cynthia and her husband Mike, Theresa and her husband Bernardo, Natalie and her husband Danny, Rose and her husband Patrick, and son Jim John. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents Maximo and Eva, sister Mary and brother Ernest.

Jim was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all he came into contact with. He was especially proud of being a grandfather and great grandfather with each person holding a special place in his heart. Jim had a unique ability to meet someone new and by the time he left he gained a friend.

Jim graduated from Roosevelt High School in Fresno, CA. Jim was Licensed Contractor in flooring for over 30 years and shared his knowledge with anyone interested in learning the trade. Jim was a man with many hobbies and interests including but not limited to mechanics, reading about and restoring cars, as well as making beer.

Jim was a lifelong fan of Pepsi, Hostess snacks, classic cars, jazz, and big band music to name just a few. Jim enjoyed going to the coast with family, eating out with his siblings and taking his grandchildren to the pumpkin patch or to look at the Christmas lights.

As a result of Jim’s knowledge, kind heartedness, and work ethic, it is no doubt that Jim left an imprint in everyone’s hearts.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church. An interment will immediately follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.

Services

11 December

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

9:30 am

St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church

4636 W Dakota Ave
Fresno, California

11 December

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church

4636 W Dakota Ave
Fresno, California

11 December

Committal Service

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery

264 N Blythe Ave
Fresno, California

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Jennifer Ramirez

December 10, 2019

Where do I start? My grandpa Jim was the best! Always willing to help and give any kind of advice he could. His heart was big. I’m gonna miss him more than anything. He was always there at every mile stone; graduations, my 30th birthday party and when I bought my first home he was there to help with anything. He even help my brothers out with installing my water heater. He insisted. I’m gonna miss hearing him say “heeeyyyyy my number one princess” and my favorite “You don’t know nothing” lol. He always told me that he would take me to the Filippines and find my husband. Lol he was funny. We all had our own relationship with him and made everyone feel special. He was always filled with love and it just won’t be the same without him. Every time I drink a Pepsi grandpa Jim, I’ll be thinking about you and we will be having one together. Rest easy. I love you!!!!

Natalie Morales

December 8, 2019

I will miss my father dearly, but I will cherish my childhood memories always. He taught me the love of music, he taught me how to play the piano and the violin, I use to drive him and my Mom crazy practicing the violin. He use to take us ice skating every winter and he was a good skater. And every summer we went on family vacations, you name it, he took us, he loved to travel. He worked hard and did a lot of side jobs to give is a good life and we always had nothing but the best! This is who my father was and I will miss him always! And nobody on this planet can ever take or replace the love that we had for each other because no matter what, I will always be his Baby Girl, this is what he never let me forget!

Jamie Bernal

December 7, 2019

Oh so many great memories of my Nino, which one to share. First off my mother named me Jamie after my Nino because he had 3 girls and at the time didn’t have a son. Well he took me to get my first haircut, gave me my first gun, and my last AR15. I visited him often and we would sit and have great conversations. We would exchange gun parts all the time! He would always tell me how proud he was of me, and how proud my grandparents would be. We built my engine together in my garage, and we installed the floors in my living room, listening to his favorite band Chicago and would talk about it often. I still have his text messages and even his voicemails. I will miss my Nino more than most of you can imagine. Tell my grandparents, my Nina my Tia Mary, and my rowdy Tio Ernest I love and miss them. Til we meet again Nino, I love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY