OBITUARY

Maria Graciela Gonzalez

April 21, 1941June 26, 2020

Grace Gonzalez, age 79 passed away peacefully on June 26, 2020 at Kindred Rehab Hospital in Webster, Texas. She was born on April 21, 1941 in McAllan, Texas to Henry Garza Sr. and Josefa (Balderena) Garza. She graduated from Pasadena High School. While attending there she played the clarinet for the marching band, earned her beautician licensed and became an instructor at Baldwin Beauty College. She later opened and operated her own salon for many years. She then became a bilingual teacherโ€™s aide for PISD. She completed her career working for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Pasadena, Texas and retired as a mail sorter in Houston, Texas. Grace loved to her favorite teams, Astros, Texans and The Longhorns and traveled around south Texas to watch her grandkids participate in sports. The grandkids knew when grandma was in the stands because you could hear her cheers over the rest of the crowd.

She is survived by her son Juan Gonzalez Jr., his wife Amanda L. Gonzalez grandchild Aaron Gonzalez, his wife Elizabeth Ruiz Gonzalez, great grandchildren Aiden and Maddox. Grandchild Juan Gonzalez III, his wife Alyssa Gonzalez, great grandchildren Kaleb, Uriah, Jamesyn and Austin Grace of Natalia, Texas. Her daughter Leticia Dowden, her husband Toby Dowden, granddaughter Nelda Gonzalez, her husband Paul Michael great grandchildren, Isabel, Alexsis, Michael. Grandson, Stephen Dowden, his wife Jordon Dowden, great grandchildren Avery and Lincoln of Woodville, Texas. Her daughter Yolanda Escamilla and grandchildren Hector J, Escamilla Jr., Ricardo Escamilla and Mariah Escamilla of Pasadena, Texas. Her daughter Amanda Gonzalez, her husband Joe Ramos son Jakobi Gonzalez. Grandchild, David Abilez and great granddaughter Destiny. Grandson Ivan Abilez, great grandchildren Ivan Lee great granddaughter Nadia, Grandson Isaac Abilez, Granddaughter, Nina Covarrubias husband Julio, great grandchildren Kenan Jessica, Jacob, Kalissa and Suzette. Granddaughter, Imelda Abilez great granddaughters Ebony, Dejia, Maribel and Angelica of Pasadena, Texas. Her son Carlos Gonzalez and wife Martha Gonzalez of Pasadena, Texas. As well as her sisters Helen Millican, Mary Lou Rikeman, and brother Ray Garza of Deer Park, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Juan Gonzalez Sr. and son David Gonzalez. Her parents Henry G. Garza and Josefa Baldearena Garza and siblings Henrietta Arroyo, Irene Gongora, Olga Garza, Henry Garza Jr., Beatrice Arthur, Viola Garza, Ruben Garza and Maggie Kitch. Grace G. Gonzalez one of 12 children. Grace Gonzalez will be deeply missed by her Family and friends. Funeral Services are schedule at 6pm to 8pm on Thursday July 2, and Friday July 3, 2020 at 10 am to lay her down to rest at Grand View Cemetery.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Laid to Rest

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

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Hilda Ruppal

July 6, 2020

My dear cousins, Speedy, Letty, Yolanda, Amanda, Carlos and all of her greatly loved grandchildren and great grandchildren, I am sorry to hear of Tia Grace passing. Wishing I could have attended her funeral services. I will miss that cute laugh of hers. Love to you all and peace during this very difficult time.

Sr. Maria McDonald

July 1, 2020

Dear Lettie, Family and Loved Ones:
May God, His Holy Mother Mary, and the caring love and thoughts from others help you to get through your sorrow. May you find rest and comfort in the love and hope of God, and others that surround you. My prayer is that you feel God's love and comfort as you mourn the loss of your beloved Mother and Loved One, Grace. Praying for you during this time of loss. May she Rest in Peace. With Much Love and Prayers,
Sr. Maria

Ginny Wagner

July 1, 2020

God bless this beautiful soul!! Precious lady !

Laura Benavides

June 30, 2020

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family my precious dear friend... We love you all so much and please keep in mind that your mom is in a place that we all wish we could be some day where there is so much peace, love, no hardships and disease free. She is in a fantastic place and probably making friends with my mom, pretty awesome I say. BENDICIONES wished upon you all from my family to yours ๐ŸŒน

John Gonzalez

June 29, 2020

Condolences to Speedy, Leticia, Yolanda, Amanda, Carlos, Grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tia Gracie was an awesome lady . She was loved by one & all and will be truly missed. RIP.
John & Lupe Gonzalez

Elisa Roach

June 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Gracie was such a beautiful, kind person, she will be missed by everyone who knew her. May she rest in peace.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Mary Rodriguez-Nieder

June 28, 2020

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. She is a wonderful memory of my childhood living on East Harris. I pray for the Lord's peace upon your family during this time.

LETTY DELGADO

June 28, 2020

Speedie,Letty,Yolly Amanda and Carlos. Our Deepest Sympathies sent to All of Ya'll. HUGS,PRAYERS, AND MORE HUGS TO ALL. LUV YOU ALL BUNCHES. Your Momma, will be truly missed by me and many others. RIP. MY BEAUTIFUL TIA

Joe Dominguez

June 28, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Lou Rikeman & family.
Sincerely,
Joe & Yolanda Dominguez

Mary Adams

June 28, 2020

Lettie, You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Prayers for everyone.

FROM THE FAMILY