Saragoza Amaya

June 4, 1942March 30, 2013

Saragoza (Goza) Amaya, 70, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 with the Rev. Simon Flores officiating in the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 in the evening on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the funeral home.

Mr. Amaya was born June 4, 1942 in Cameron, Texas (Milan County) to Louis and Mariana Amaya. He met and married Elvira Castillo in Wichita Falls. Goza was a migrant worker and he was also a member of Primera Iglesia Bautistia Mexicana in Wichita Falls, Texas. He retired form Homet after 20 plus years of working there.

Mr. Amaya is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mariana.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Elvira; sons, Alexander Amaya Sr. and wife Tina, Andrew Amaya and wife Angela and Benjamin Amaya; brothers, Mike Amaya and wife Mary, Julian Amaya and wife Lori and Sam Amaya and wife Season; sisters, Delores Nichols and husband Nick, Agnes Benavides and husband Raymond, Patsy Malone and husband Joe and Louise Perry and husband Bill; 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

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  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Melissa Lundy

April 3, 2013

Dear Vera,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for you and your family with the loss of Goza. I know too well the pain of losing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may you have peace knowing that he is with the Lord and you will see him again.
Love from an old Huey friend,
Melissa Lundy

April 1, 2013

Vera, and family, Sometimes words are not enough to express the sorrow we feel when one of our loved one is gone from us, but, as Christians we "know" where our loved one is. Vera, I know you did all you could for my cousin, Goza. I so much appreciate you. Our prayers are with you and the whole family. You know that if you need anything, let me know. Love Betty & Joe Tijerina

Doris Megonigal

April 1, 2013

Vera, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that your husband has been ill for a while and that now he has gone to be with his Heavenly father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May you memories bring you peace.

Don Cruz

April 1, 2013

To my Amaya family in Wichita, Falls Texas from Don Cruz here in Wichita, Kansas, sending you my most sincere condolences on hearing that Goza has passed. I called and talked with Fino and expressed my feelings to him; I wish I could be with you and share in your grief, I am not able to be there, know that I am thinking of all the family. Love to all of you.

March 31, 2013

To the family, during this very sad time, please continue to lean on the "God of All comfort" 2nd COR 1:3-4.

David "Rooster" Delgado

March 31, 2013

Praying for the family.
Thinking about you all doing this most difficult time.

Malone Family

March 31, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.