A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2011, at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church in Hagerman, for Maria Christina Gonzales, 85, who passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Mission Arch Care Center. A funeral Mass will also be held at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church at 10 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2011.
Burial will follow in Hagerman Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 12 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home in Hagerman. Christina was born July 24, 1925, in Presidio, Texas, to Elifonso Pereada Madrid and Esatanislada Hinojos Madrid.
Both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Andres Gonzales; son Tom Dominguez; daughter, Jerry Bueno; and three brothers. Christina is survived by her daughters, Ida Romero, of Roswell, Luisa Rodriguez and husband Manuel, of Carpenteria, Calif., Lorie Aguilar, of Long Beach, Calif., and Bertha Arredondo and husband Sergio, of Santa Ynez, Calif.; three sisters; granddaughter, Carolyn Aragonez and husband Javier, of Hagerman; grandson, Eddy Dominguez and wife Sandra, of South Carolina; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Christina was a lifelong resident of Hagerman and a member of St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church in Hagerman. She loved music and loved to dance. Christina really enjoyed spending time and talking to her friends. Pallbearers will be Javier Argonez Jr., Frankie Argonez, Raymond Madrid, David Madrid, Eddy Dominguez and Steven Rodriguez. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com.