A rosary will be recited for Fred C. Gonzales, 81, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Gutierrez, OFM, officiating.
Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, May 23, 2011, from 8 a.m., until service time. He passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Roswell. Fred was born in Roswell, June 18, 1929, to Guadalupe G. Gonzales and Alejandra Carmona Gonzales.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He loved fishing, camping, working in his yard and treasure hunting. He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Billy Gonzales and Fred L. Gonzales; daughter, Yolanda G. Urias; sister, Estela Ortiz; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Juanita Salazar Gonzales; daughter, Christine Marie Aguilar; sisters, Marie Kirby, Martha Duran and Emma Reyes; brother Guadalupe Gonzales; infant sons, John and Robert Gonzales; and daughters-in-law, Gloria and Andrea Gonzales. Pallbearers will be John Aguilar, Fred Gonzales II, Fabian Gonzales, Alfred Gonzales, Raymond Urias and Daniel Aguilar.
Honorary pallbearers will be RhiAnnon Moreno, Pamela Gonzales, Sabrina Sutherland, Thomas Velasco Jr., Geneva Flores and Stephanie Carr. The family would like to give a special â€œThank Youâ€ to Monica Saavedra, Virginia Saavedra, Michelle Aguilar, Sandra Barrera and Amanda Urias for the love and compassion they have shown the family throughout its loss.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.