Juan (Pun) Gonzales

May 22, 2013 • Obituaries

A rosary will be recited for Juan D. Gonzales, 26, of Roswell, at 5 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Pun at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Following the burial, a brunch will be served at St. Peter Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at 1104 W. Bonita. Juan passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. Visitation will be Friday, May 24, 2013, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Juan was born Aug. 8, 1986, to David and Ruby Gonzales, in Clayton. Juan was a loving fiancé, father, son, brother, cousin and friend. Juan [auth] would like to be remembered not of how he died, but how he lived — every day to the fullest. He loved spending every day with his family and friends. There wasn’t a day that he didn’t tell us he loved us, especially his fiancée and kids. Every morning and night, he woke up with kisses from Tierra and his kids. He was a self-made, self-paid, businessman, who loved popping collars and counting dollars. He made friends anywhere he went and was treated as a VIP. He loved God and God loved him.

Juan is survived by his mother, Ruby Gonzales; Tierra Vargas, his fiancée; Mareah Gonzales, daughter; Junior Gonzales, son; David Gonzales, son; J.D. Gonzales, brother; Carmen Gonzales, sister-in-law; Richard Gonzales, nephew; Marco Gonzales, nephew; Chrissy Singleton, sister; Lamaar Singleton, brother-in-law; Zanae Singleton, niece; Qiana Singleton, niece and goddaughter; Taniesa Singleton, niece; Joleya Singleton, niece; Jolie Horton, sister; Nick Gonzales, nephew; Kathleen Trujillo, sister; Chris Trujillo, brother; Sariah Trujillo, niece; Andrea Trujillo, niece; Kitty Trujillo, niece; Aryanna Trujillo, niece; Marc Chavez Jr., nephew; Ralph Vargas, father-in-law; Nicole Vargas, mother-in-law; Ralph Vargas Jr., brother-in-law; Merlin Sena, grandparent-in-law; Margaret Sena, grandparent-in-law; Paternal aunts and uncles, Lencho Gonzales, Adelina and Felix Montoya, Marylou and Joey Dominguez, Patricia Trujillo, Esther Gonzales, Viola Gonzales and Olga Gonzales; maternal aunts and uncles, Hazel Trujillo, Beatrice and Benny Mireles, Flora and Tony Trujillo, Mary and Joe Trujillo and Glenna Trujillo.

Juan was preceded in death by his father David Gonzales Sr.; Vicente and Annie Gonzales, grandparents; aunts and uncles, George Gonzales, Vicente Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, Richard Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Freddy Gonzales, Josie Gonzales, Lee Roy Trujillo, Felix Trujillo, Anastacio Trujillo, Bernice and Rudy Trujillo, Helen and Greg Hidalgo and Olie Trujillo.

Pallbearers will be Rick Urquides, Omar Salazar, Chris Trujillo, Dominic Sedillo, Daniel Martinez, Eric Sanchez, Reuben Martinez, Fabian Vale, John Leaton and Nick Lujan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tank Hidalgo, Greg Hobbs, Matt Albarez, Raymond Hobbs, Ronnie Gonzales, Dennis Gonzales, Jessica Gonzales, Jeremy Montoya, Adam Martinez, Charles Montoya, Chris Montoya, Bobby Trujillo, Anthony Dominguez, Felix Trujillo Jr., Amara Salazar, Aaron and Anthony Garcia, Gabriel Garcia and Chris Smiley.

Please take a moment to view the obituary in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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