OBITUARY

Fred Gonzales Jr.

August 18, 1968April 28, 2021
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Freddie Gonzales, 52 of Evans passed away on April 28, 2021.

He was born on August 18, 1968, in Greeley, Colorado to Fred and Nyna Gonzales.

He grew up in Ault, CO, where he was well known by many and graduated from Highland High School in 1987. In his High School years, he participated in many sports. He was very athletic and competitive in school sports where he played baseball, basketball, and wrestled for the Highland Huskies.

During his childhood rearing, the family spent many summers camping and fishing at Poudre Canyon and Wellington lakes. Freddie went on to become an avid outdoorsman and fisherman.

When Freddie was younger, he was a lightweight Golden Gloves boxer who fought in many amateur tournaments and went on to became a champion. Because Freddie had such an adventurous spirit, he enjoyed high-adrenaline activities such as skiing, dirt-bike racing, and driving speed boats.

Freddie learned his exceptional culinary skills from his mom who passed on her recipes to him for making her delicious green chili and hot salsa. He enjoyed cooking and showing off his barbequing skills. He would invite his siblings, children & friends over to enjoy his culinary creations, play oldies and reminisce about the good old-days.

Also, at any opportunity, he loved to show off his latest masterfully creative home renovations. Freddie’s main occupation in life was a CDL truck driver and he drove tractor-trailer in the oil-field industry for many years. He was recently hired by Salt Lake City Transportation and Logistics to drive over the road across the west coast. He was a jack-of-all trades, mechanically inclined, and could basically build a house from the ground up.

Freddie will always be remembered for his practical jokes, unique sense of humor and cruising around in his 60 Ford hot-rod pickup which he restored.

But most of all, Freddie will be remembered for his generosity, thoughtfulness, and big-heart. He will be missed tremendously by all those who knew him and loved him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Nyna Gonzales. Grandparents Matias and Mary Agnes Archibeque, and Grandmother Eulalia Gonzales. He is survived by his Father, Fred Gonzales of Evans, his son Octavian Gonzales, daughters Jassmine Garcia, and Danielle Gonzales, of Greeley, and Amy Mese of Evans. His siblings Diane Preciado (JR) of Evans, CO, Sandra Gonzales and Anita Willis of Greeley, CO, Six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, at Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, Colorado, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 8, at Allnutt Macy Chapel at 12:00 pm. Inurnment at Eaton Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lorenzo Montiel, Pallbearer
  • Marcus Willis, Pallbearer
  • Ben Maestas, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Willis, Pallbearer
  • John Salinas, Pallbearer
  • Kim Lucero, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

Memories

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Joann Preciado

May 17, 2021

Cousin Freddy, I haven't seen you in person for a long time. I just recently got you on my Facebook page. Just getting in touch with you now that we're all grown up. Now your gone . I will truly miss you. Remember the merry-go-round, I do. Love you Cousin Freddy, miss you .

Sandra Gonzales

May 7, 2021

To my brother I still can't believe that you are no longer with me on earth you left this world very unexpectedly so with that my heart was shattered but you are with me in spirit , in memories and in my heart. Your legacy will live on through all of us. I'm glad you were my brother for 52 years. You will be missed tremendously I love you hito

Colleen McMullen-Parent

May 5, 2021

I am so sad. Freddie and I had been friends since I was 11. He was so funny, so full of energy and just seemed to bounce. My deepest condolences to the family, I am so sorry for your loss because I know how much you all meant to him and him to you. He is missed by this friend. God bless you my dear friend see you on the other side.

John Michael Salinas

May 3, 2021

Fred already miss you my brother.... when I helped you fix your bike so we can cruise... you were so excited when we cruised up to Estes park.... and we were supposed to take the bug ride to peak to peak.... really going to miss you brother.

Veronica Benavides

May 2, 2021

Cousin Freddie
I’ll always remember the bond you and my Dad had, I’ll always remember you stopping by my work and bringing me breakfast randomly, I’ll always remember our conversations and camping and fishing with the family. You will be missed greatly! ♥️

Miguel Maldonado

May 2, 2021

He was a guy who was always willing to show me new things and new places my greatest moment with him was him taking me to my first concert at down town fort collins playing earth wind and fire he also bought me my first beer in a bar he pushed me to do new things my last thing I was doing with him was getting a radio working to put on his motorcycle the first bluetooth song he blared once he got it working was a spanish song I remember laughing he will always be remembered who brought the life in the room and a generous man always threw bbq and never wanted us to bring anything just have a good time. He'll be missed greatly

Veronica Benavides

May 2, 2021

Cousin Freddie I’ll always remember the bond you and my Dad shared I’ll always remember you stopping by my work to bring me breakfast randomly I’ll always remember our conversations and times camping and fishing with the family. You will be miss greatly! ♥️

Brenda Maldonado

May 2, 2021

Hito,
My memories with you will forever be cherished you showed me the real music the oldies , I loved skating with you every Sunday , fishing, riding the boat my first time , and taking me and Julian to our first concert Earth Wind and Fire . You were the life of any party and had the best cookouts ever I love you and can’t wait to see you again ❤️

Linda TRIMBERGER

May 2, 2021

Uncle Fred and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Hito's death. We remember his cute smile, his friendly personality and his gentle ways. He was always eager to step up and say hi when we would run into him when we lived in Greeley. No matter where we saw him, he would stop and visit with us and ask us how we were doing. Please know that our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Sincerely,
Lindee and Dan Trimberger
Washougal, WA

Mary Ellen Martinez

May 2, 2021

Primo, rest in peace. Be sure to give my favorite Auntie a kiss and tell her happy birthday. I will miss you lots.

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