OBITUARY

Rachel Gonzales

May 13, 1930May 26, 2019
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Celebrating the life of Rachel Gonzales born on May 13, 1930 in Smithville, Texas. Her parents were Tomas and Cesilia Escobedo. She was a resident of Pasadena, Texas for 69 years. She was married to Margarito Gonzales for 45 years and a long-time member of the San Juan Diego Catholic Church.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses Lydia & Johnny Bustilloz, Margie & Mario Garza, Cecilia & Albert Hernandez, Lucy Gonzales, Eddie & Beatrice Gonzales, Adam & Kim Gonzales, Lisa & Vance Haggerty.

She is also the beloved grandmother of 15 children, great-grandmother of 33 and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Laid to Rest Monday, June 3, 2019

Memories

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Blanca Montoya

June 3, 2019

One of the most caring and loving woman I've ever met. I enjoyed going over to her house Christmas Eve. He house was always full of family laughing and enjoying the time. Her 80th birthday party was great with all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Just an awesome family. May she rest in peace in the Glory of God and may the family and friends keep her alive in their hearts.

Olga Garcia

June 2, 2019

R.I.P. Ms. Gonzales, my thoughts and prayers to all the Gonzales family.

Christina Sampson

May 31, 2019

I have many fond memories of Mrs. Gonzales, most of the time I spent with her was as we prepared for Lisa and Vance’s wedding. She always welcomed me warmly into her home and made me feel like part of the family. Later our paths would also cross in San Antonio after Vance Joseph was born. One time I was blessed with being able to bring her back home to Pasadena from San Antonio. We had such a pleasant drive home and when she requested we stop for pie and coffee, it turned out to be the best part of our visit (not because of the pie, but that was good too), but because we got sit and talk face to face about how much she loved her family and also how happy she would be to get back home so she could visit with her comadre next door. To my friend Lisa, if I could be impacted by this special woman for just a few days, I can understand why you love her so much. To all the Gonzales and Garza family, my condolences are with you, I know there will be some empty moments to come, but there is no doubt she loved each of you enough to live on with you in your hearts forever.

Brenda Lara

May 29, 2019

I remember going to visit Tia and Tio with my mom and dad and having the greatest home cooked meals ever. Always remembered never forgotten. Thanks for the memories!

Ermelinda DeLeon

May 29, 2019

My favorite memory was when Tia came for a visit to Barstow. Tia and my Mom would go bed and talk and laugh and talk and laugh all night long. LOL me and my sister would wonder what the heck they were talking about and when they would go to sleep so that we could sleep. Love you Tia ❤️

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Biography

Celebrating the life of Rachel Gonzales born on May 13, 1930 in Smithville, Texas. Her parents were Tomas and Cesilia Escobedo. She was a resident of Pasadena, Texas for 69 years. She was married to Margarito Gonzales for 45 years and a long-time member of the San Juan Diego Catholic Church.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses Lydia & Johnny Bustilloz, Margie & Mario Garza, Cecilia & Albert Hernandez, Lucy Gonzales, Eddie & Beatrice Gonzales, Adam & Kim Gonzales, Lisa & Vance Haggerty.

She is also the beloved grandmother of 15 children, great-grandmother of 33 and 4 great-great grandchildren.