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Jesus Gonzalez, 98, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019, in Midway, New Mexico. Please take a moment to share a word of encouragement and support for Jesus’ family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Jesus on Friday, November 29, 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, with a Rosary to follow at St. Peters Catholic Church, 7:00 PM. A Mass will be held on Saturday, November 30, 10:00 AM, at St. Peters Catholic Church. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On September 23, 1921, Jesus was born to Francisca Gonzalez in Fabens, Texas. He was the beloved husband of Manuela Rios Gonzalez, who preceded him in death. As a result of their happy union they had ten children, whom they dearly adored. Jesus was a hard worker that dedicated his life to being the best man for his family. Prior to retirement, he worked as a farm laborer. Jesus’ most memorable moments were dancing, listening to Mexican music, and eating at restaurants with his loved ones. He will be deeply missed by many, especially by those who had the honor to call him dad and grandpa.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish Jesus’s memory are his children: Adela Arreola (Eddie), Maria Del Carmen Gonzalez, Frances Gomez (Mike), Olga Villa (Joe), Jesus Gonzalez Jr. (Margie), Martha Gonzalez, Armando Gonzalez, Erma Gonzalez, Rebecca Gonzalez (Miguel Garcia), Daniel Gonzalez; grandchildren: Araceli Kimberlin (Matthew), Maritza Arreola, Lorena Arreola (Doug Fielder), Eric Gómez (Bertha), Mónica Torres (Louie), Michael J. Gómez, Gracie Villa, Marcie Villa (Bella), Joey Villa (Angelica), Renee Gonzalez, Rudy Gonzalez, Leah Edmondson (Trevor), Rhonda Velador (Nate Meyer), Nicole Bejarano (Beto), Anthony R. Velador, Dustin Velador, Derada Primera (Armando), Bethanie Madrid, Vanessa (Joe Martinez), Joseph Baeza (Yvette Palma), Briana Baeza, Krystal Gonzalez (Ernie Ibarra); step-grandchildren: Josh Garcia and Monica Garcia (Frankie Salazar); great-grandchildren: thirty-six and one on the way; and one great-great-grandchild and one on the way.

PRECEDED: Jesus was preceded in death by his loving wife, Manuela Rios Gonzalez; grandchildren: Rylee Nicole Sedillo and Israel Madrid; mother, Francisca Gonzalez; grandparents: Usebio and Andrea Gonzalez; great-grandparents: Cresensio and Felisita Marrufo; and brothers: Lolo Fierro and Vicente Fierro.

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HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Blessed to be chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are Dustin Velador, Bethanie Madrid, Mike Gomez, Joe Villa, Miguel Garcia, and Rey Ponce.

PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are: Eric Gomez, Joey Villa, Rudy Gonzalez, Joseph Baeza, Michael J. Gomez, and Anthony Ryan Velador.

The Gonzalez family is very grateful for Jesus’ daughter, Erma, who devoted her love, time, and endless care for the past eight years to our dad. The family would also like to thank his medical care providers: Sara East, Dr. Robert Rader, Dr. Oscar Hernandez, Roswell Regional Staff, Carolyn, Marie, and Dr. Wenner III.

“You lived your life one day at a time.
The words you shared were always kind. You loved us all with your golden heart.
It saddens us to
have to be apart. Forever we hold you
in our hearts.
Today you stand in God’s bright light. Watching over us day and night.
In our hearts you will remain until
the day we meet again…
Forever your love will live on in our hearts
and the hearts
of those you touched. We are so grateful that God blessed us with
the beautiful gift of you.
Proud that your blood runs through us.
Honored to carry
your legacy.
Dad, you will
truly be missed.”

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