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Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Simon M. Gonzalez

January 2, 1938August 13, 2019
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Simon Gonzalez, age 81, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was born in Sabinas, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on January 2, 1938. He was married to Vitalia Vela De Leon, and worked as a Construction Superintendent.

His passion for life and unconditional love to both friends and family are what made him unique. He was extremely generous even though he didn’t have much to give. The type of father Simon was will be no surprise to those who knew him, the type of friend he was will be something for the few of us that had that privilege to remember him by. He taught so many things; he would say if you give someone your word, be a man and follow through, have a firm handshake, always look someone in their eyes, always listen more than talk, and always live life like it’s the only one you have, because it is. He is the type of person people use when they write books on how to be a great father or how to be a great friend. Duty, decency, reliability, honor, dignity, and respect: these are all qualities that my father not only held in high esteem, but practiced every day during his time on this earth.

Simon is survived by his wife, Vitalia Vela De León; son Jesse Mario Gonzalez; daughter-in-law Alma Estrada Gonzales; son George Simon Gonzales; daughter-in-law Ruth Guajardo Gonzales; daughter Geneva Christina Gonzales; son-in-law Arturo E. Fernandez; daughter Mabe Margarita Perez; son-in-law Octavio Perez; daughter Lori Michelle Gonzalez; son Jose Elias Gonzales; son Jesus Mario Gonzalez; daughter-in-law Maria E. Gonzalez; son Jose Alfredo Gonzalez; daughter-in-law Maria Margarita Gonzalez; daughter Norma Alicia Gonzalez; daughter Irma Rosa Regalado; son-in-law Miguel A. Regalado; son Ricardo Gonzalez; and daughter-in-law Perla Martinez; brother Oscar Gonzalez, brother Horacio Gonzalez, sister Elodia Gonzalez, sister Yolanda Garcia, half brother Jose Gonzalez, half sister Reyna Gonzalez, step brother Jesus Navarro and step brother Carlos Navarro and his grandchildren Ruby Gonzalez, Jesse M. Gonzalez II, Noah X. Gonzalez, Juliani M. Gonzalez, Nicholas A. Gonzalez, Mercedes A. Gonzales, Alexus M. Gonzales, George S. Gonzales II, Mikaela Fernandez, Mikenzie Fernandez, Daniel Pena Jr., Natalie N. Pena, Octavio Perez Jr., Daniel Gonzalez, Jesus M. Gonzalez, Jofred Gonzalez, Mariely Gonzalez, Eden R. Gonzalez, Emmanuel Regalado, Irvin Regalado, Margarita L. Perez, Gloria N. Perez, Sergio A. Rangel, Gabriel E. Gonzales, Michael A. Gonzales, Colton J. Gonzales.

Simon was preceded in death by; father Simon Gonzalez and mother Tomasa Morales Gonzalez; brother Homero Gonzalez and sister Olivdo Gonzalez; paternal grandfather Inez Gonzalez, paternal grandmother Maria de Jesus Ruiz, maternal grandfather Severo Morales, and maternal grandmother Isidra Campos.

A visitation for Simon will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039 with a rosary service to start promptly at 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Family Chapel a Brookside with interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brooksidefuneralhomelauder.com for the Gonzalez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Vitalia Vela De León, Wife
  • Concha M Gonzalez, Wife (deceased)
  • Simon Gonzalez, Father (deceased)
  • Tomasa Morales Gonzalez, Mother (deceased)
  • Inez Gonzalez, Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Maria de Jesus Ruiz, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Severo Morales, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Isidra Campos, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Homero Gonzalez, Brother (deceased)
  • Olivdo Gonzalez, Sister (deceased)
  • Oscar Gonzalez, Brother
  • Horacio Gonzalez, Brother
  • Elodia Gonzalez, Sister
  • Yolanda Garcia, Sister
  • Jose Gonzalez, Half Brother
  • Reyna Gonzalez, Half Sister
  • Jesus Navarro, Step Brother
  • Carlos Navarro, Step Brother
  • Jesse Mario Gonzalez, Son
  • Alma Estrada Gonzalez, Daughter-in-law
  • George Simon Gonzales, Son
  • Ruth Guajardo Gonzales, Daughter-in-law
  • Geneva Christina Gonzales, Daughter
  • Arturo E. Fernandez, Son-in-law
  • Mabe Margarita Perez, Daughter
  • Octavio Perez, Son-in-law
  • Lori Michelle Gonzalez, Daughter
  • Jose Elias Gonzales, Son
  • Jesus Mario Gonzalez, Son
  • Maria E. Gonzalez, Daughter-in-law
  • Jose Alfredo Gonzalez, Son
  • Maria Margarita Gonzalez, Daughter-in-law
  • Norma Alicia Gonzalez, Daughter
  • Irma Rosa Regalado, Daughter
  • Miguel A. Regalado, Son-in-law
  • Ricardo Gonzalez, Son
  • Perla Martinez, Daughter-in-law
  • Cesar A. Montoya Jr., Great Grandson
  • Ruby Gonzalez, Jesse M. Gonzalez II, Noah X. Gonzalez, Juliani M. Gonzalez, Nicholas A. Gonzalez, Mercedes A. Gonzales, Alexus M. Gonzales, George S. Gonzales II, Mikaela Fernandez, Mikenzie Fernandez, Daniel Pena Jr., Natalie N. Pena, Octavio Perez Jr., Daniel Gonzalez, Jesus M. Gonzalez, Jofred Gonzalez, Mariely Gonzalez, Eden R. Gonzalez, Emmanuel Regalado, Irvin Regalado, Margarita L. Perez, Gloria N. Perez, Sergio A. Rangel, Gabriel E. Gonzales, Michael A. Gonzales, Colton J. Gonzales - Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Santos Rangel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jose Perez, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Pena, Pallbearer
  • Jaime Garcia, Pallbearer
  • Oscar Garcia, Pallbearer
  • Edward Garcia, Pallbearer
  • Eloy Macias, Pallbearer
  • Marcos Macias, Pallbearer
  • Víctor Murillo, Pallbearer
  • David Garcia, Pallbearer
  • Jesse Mario Gonzales II, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Memories

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Alma E. Gonzalez

August 23, 2019

Alma E. Gonzalez

August 20, 2019

Gracias! Thank you for teaching me to be present in the moment?

Alma E. Gonzalez

August 20, 2019

Dad,
You may have thought I didn't see,
Or that I hadn't heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we'd grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It's written on my heart.

So here's to you, dear father, (in-law)
From your forever grateful kid (daughter-in-law) Alma

Alma Estrada Gonzalez

August 19, 2019

Elias Gonzalez

August 19, 2019

Spartan Cruisers LE Motorcycle Club

August 17, 2019

Jose Alfredo's friends in the Spartan Cruisers LE Motorcycle Club send our condolences. We can see reflected in Freddy what a great man and father Simon was. Be comforted by your happy memories.

Lori Gonzalez

August 17, 2019

Lori Gonzalez

August 17, 2019

Me & My Daddy

Christina Gonzalez

August 17, 2019

Christina Gonzalez

August 17, 2019

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