Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA


Guillermo V. Gonzales

May 6, 1931September 14, 2020

Guillermo V. Gonzales was born on May 6, 1931, in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico to Jose and Maria Villicana Gonzales. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Teresa Lemus, six sons, Jerry, Rogelio, Willy, Jose, Valentino and Robert (deceased), three daughters, MaConsuelo, Martha and Anita as well as 33 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Guillermo came to the United States when he was sixteen years old in search of a better life. He worked many jobs. He was a farmer, a ranch hand, a line worker, a janitor and finally a pump operator, which he did for 36 years before retiring from ITT Jennings Radio in 1999. Guillermo was a loving, caring and devoted son, father and husband. He was also a devoted Catholic. He would take his family to church every Sunday and afterwards to eat. Guillermo’s children continue to do this tradition with his grandchildren. In addition, Guillermo loved to travel with his family. He would be spontaneous at times and load all his children into their station wagon and drive to Mexico to visit family. Family was very important to him. Guillermo’s philosophy was very straight forward. He believed in working hard, paying your bills on time and making sure you repaid any money borrowed. Guillermo loved taking short walks while listening to music on his pocket radio. He loved Mariachi and playing records while dancing with wife, Teresa, on Sunday afternoons. Guillermo peacefully passed away on September 14, 2020 at the age of 89. He was surrounded by his wife and children. He will be missed by so many, and his memory will live on through his family, friends and by all those whose lives he touched throughout the years.


28 September

Funeral Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Most Holy Trinity Church

2040 Nassau Dr
San Jose, CA 95120

28 September

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

490 Lincoln St
Santa Clara, CA 95050


Guillermo V. Gonzales

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Matthew Gonzales

September 21, 2020

I was always told stories about my grandpa, and whenever I would go to visit him, he was always happy. I'm glad that's what I knew him for. He doesn't have to worry anymore.

Ondene Pena

September 18, 2020

As a neighbor if the Gonzales, I would rush to my front porch whenever I heard his voice so I could talk to Guillermo & Theresa. I also remember seeing him on his walks and hearing music from his portable radio.....RIP

Patrícia Martínez-Roach

September 18, 2020

Our sincere Condolences to the family. R.I.P.

Savannah Gonzales

September 17, 2020

Going to the gas station and picking up lotto tickets in the station wagon. I always got to sit in front.


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