Ray J Gonzales

February 15, 1942February 15, 2014

Ray Joe Gonzales, 72, of Greeley, passed February 15, 2014 at his home. Ray was born February 15, 1942 to Joseph and Mary (LaBadie) Gonzales in Fort Collins.

Ray was raised in Fort Collins. On June 30, 1961 Ray Married Elva Gonzales in Compton, California. Ray served in the Army National Guard from 1963 to 1965. Ray was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was Ray’s favorite past time; together they enjoyed reminiscing. Ray enjoyed fishing, camping and jig-saw puzzles.

Ray is survived by his wife, Elva; three children, Ray Gonzales, Jr. (Shine), Christy Gonzales and Linda Lilly (Jerry); sister-in-law, Annabel Gonzales; niece and nephews (Knapp), Bobbie Rivera (Louie), Jim Knapp (Debbie) and Jerry (Theresa) Knapp; nieces and nephews (Gonzales), Shirley Martinez (Horace), Pam Chavez (Joe), Joanna Gonzales, Annette Gonzales, Conrad Gonzales, Tim Gonzales (Bobbie), Joseph Gonzales (Jeanie), Anthony Gonzales (Karen); four grandchildren, Desirae, Stephanie, Larissa and Kacie; six great-grandchildren, Leyanna, Warren, Kyleigh, Dayton, Saniya and Zayla. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Juanita Boggs, Frank Gonzales and Manuel Gonzales; nephew, Richard “Chief” Knapp.

Celebration of Life 5 pm Friday at Christian Congregational Church, Greeley.

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Bobbie and Lou Rivera

February 19, 2014

We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of uncle Ray to hold in your hearts. He will forever be in our hearts. Love

Jalaine & Hunter Rivera

February 19, 2014

Thinking of you all in this difficult time. May you find peace & comfort with each other & the memories of Uncle Ray.