Barbara Jean Gonzales
June 26, 1932 – November 6, 2018
Barbara Jean Gonzales passed peacefully on November 6, 2018 after battling a long illness. She was born on June 26, 1932 to Pete and Irene Padilla. Barbara left this earthly world to join those that preceded her in death, parents Pete and Irene Padilla, husband John M Gonzales, brothers Robert Padilla and Pete Padilla Jr. granddaughter Lea M Gonzales as well as beloved pups Chiquita and Peetee. She married John M. Gonzales on September 21, 1948 in Raton New Mexico and lived a long and beautiful life. She retired after many years of service as the Business Manager at the Pueblo City-County Health department and served her community by volunteering for many organizations and causes. Barbara is survived by her children Robert and Gloria Gonzales, Gary and Jeanne Gonzales, her brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Connie Padilla. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle and Chris Hines, Annie Gonzales, Michael and Dorine Gonzales, Ariann and Levi Lovato, Natalie and Heather Foechterle, Stephanie and Nathan Cromer along with her great grandchildren John Paul Gonzales, Robert Lee Chavez, Alyssia Gonzales, Jordan Salas, Liliana and Landen Lovato and her great great grandchild Jax Gonzales. Viewing will be held at TG McCarthy Funeral Home on November 13th from 4 to 6 followed by rosary from 6 to 6:30 and social gathering from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church Wednesday November 14th, 11:00 am.
Barbara is preceded in deathby her parents, Pete and Irene Padilla;
husband, John M. Gonzales;
brothers, Robert Padilla and Pete Padilla Jr.;
granddaughter, Lea M Gonzales,
as well as beloved pups Chiquita and Peetee.
She is survived by her children, Robert and Gloria Gonzales and Gary and Jeanne Gonzales;
brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Connie Padilla;
grandchildren, Michelle and Chris Hines, Annie Gonzales, Michael and Dorine Gonzales, Ariann and Levi Lovato, Natalie and Heather Foechterle, Stephanie and Nathan Cromer;
great grandchildren, John Paul Gonzales, Robert Lee Chavez, Alyssia Gonzales, Jordan Salas, Liliana and Landen Lovato;
and great great grandchild, Jax Gonzales.
- John Paul Gonzales
- Michael Gonzales
- Robert Lee Chavez
- Chris Hines
- Levi Lovato
- JP Padilla
- Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Rosary Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Barbara Jean Gonzales
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November 17, 2018
Dear Gonzales Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Barbra's passing. We were traveling out of state and unaware that she had passed. She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. Our prayers and well wishes are with you during this very sad time.
November 14, 2018
I loved and admired my dear friend, and have many beautiful memories of our days at the Health Department. At the age of 95 I could not attend the services but I was there in spirit. I will miss her. Dora Martinez
November 13, 2018
I remember one cold snowy winter night in January, 1960, my mom went into labor and had to call Mike and
Barbara for a ride to the hospital; they made to the hospital on that snowy cold night. I will always remember their kindness in this situation. My mom and Barbara were pretty close during the time we cousins were growing up because they both worked out of the house (not many moms did in those days). Most of us cleaned house on Saturdays. I remember one Saturday Barbara Robert and Gary came over in the afternoon and Barbara said "we finished cleaning our house so we've come over to dirty yours" joking around. These are couple of memories I always associate with Robert and Gary's MOM. Our deepest sympathies are expressed to her brother, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews.
L. Frank Deisla
November 9, 2018
Barb was an absolute pillar in our family. She was there for her family her entire life. Barbra will be sadly, sadly missed. Barbra's sons Robert and Gary served unwaveringly during their mother's final days, weeks and months and provided unselfish vigilance as an example to us all..