February 5, 1932 – January 8, 2019
Jovita Duarte Gonzales, 86, of San Angelo, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 8, 2019. She was born on February 5, 1932. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and friend to all. She worked and retired from Levi's. Jovita had a green thumb for gardening. Her yard was always immaculate. She loved traveling and cooking for her family. She was the glue that held the family together to the very end. Jovita is survived by her son, Efrain and wife Romelia Duarte and their children, Dr. Xochitl Anderton, Benino and Erika Gonzales, and Efrain Duarte, Jr.; son, Manuel and Janie Gonzales and their children Jessica and Crystal Gonzales; daughter, Maria Estella and Valdimiro E. Navarrete and their children, Edward and Jullian Navarrete and Leslie and Arthur Galindo; son, Eugenio and Mary Elise Gonzales, and their children, Eugenio Steven Gonzales III and wife Jennifer, Andrew James Gonzales and wife Tessa, Nicholas Ryan Gonzales, Daniel Frederick Gonzales, Marcus Henry Gonzales and Robert Benjamin Gonzales; son, Robert and Alisa Gonzales and their children Robert Gonzales, Jr. and Jimmy Hopkins; daughter, Nora and Tony Yezak and son Joey Yezak; son, Henry and Yvonne Gonzales and their children, Jodi Francine and Matthew Schwarz and Lauren Michele Gonzales; daughter, Susie Salas and family from Lockney, Texas; one brother, Canuto and wife Lydia Duarte and their children, Maria Eugenia, Julissa, Rudy and Olga from Cd. Acuna; one sister, Ophelia Duarte from San Luis Potosi, Mexico and her son Edgar Duarte Ruiz; great grandchildren, Addie and Laura Anderton, Maelie and Lillian Galindo, Liam Schwarz and Mia Gonzales. Jovita is also survived by special friends, Sandi Delap (Anna's Mother), Amanda Sosa, Don Lupe and Marta, Rosa, Berta, Berta Patino, Don Luis, Margie and her neighbor Argelia. She is preceded in death by her Husband, Eugenio Gonzales, her parents, Alvaro and Nieves Arrellano Duarte; granddaughter, Anna Teresa Gonzales, and her half brother, Guadalupe Duarte. To our dear loving mother, may you rest in peace. This is not a goodbye, but until we see you again. A rosary will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7 PM in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
- Rosary Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 10, 2019
January 17, 2019
I wanted to say thank you for all your did for your family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We could never be where we are today if it was not for you and the values you instilled in all of us. I am going to miss you so much, but will always cherish the memories and times we had together. I will forever be your "Gordo" and will still always wonder about how your made your cheese dip, enchiladas, and amazing spaghetti. I am proud I got to tell you about my baby son who is still growing in Jennifer belly and how happy it made you that day to see you smile. From heaven above I know you are watching over us with Anna and the Lord by your side. Until we meet again its see you later because goodbyes make my stomach hurt.
Eugenio Steven Gonzales III
Jodi (Gonzales) Schwarz
January 11, 2019
Watching you this past week put a lot of life into perspective. You had one of the best funeral services that your sons and daughters could have gave you at St. Joseph’s. Seeing all the love you held in between your hands: the necklaces, Rosary, your last pink rose, that favorite red dress, your pretty curls, Anna, and your peaceful smile was all part of such a sweet new memory I’m going to carry with me from here on out. I know you can't take a lot of things to Heaven when you leave this earth, all of the treasures we adore and have collected over the years, but you can take love and memories. I think they best part of it all is that love doesn’t have to cost a thing, nor do all those memories!
Getting to walk down the side walk where we had so many fun times in your front yard and seeing everyone in your home and reminisce one last moment this week was worth all the trips.
As grandkids, I know we’re going to miss coming to your house in the summer time and holidays to eat your wonderful cooking. We’re going to miss playing games in the dining room, football in the street, and the green swingset in the backyard we used to all climb on.
Until we meet again Wella, give my beautiful cousin a big hug and kiss for us all!
January 9, 2019
To the most Beautiful Woman that I ever met. The unconditional love that you gave me will forever be in my heart. ¡Te extraño madre y te quiero mucho!