I remember Lt. Gonzales from the first day she reported for duty at the 859th Medical Group Hospital at Bergstrom AFB in Austin, Texas. I was the Unit Clerk and took down all her personal data. She was very professional, and of course, pretty. Later, I worked with John (Harry?) Barina in the Registrar's Office of the hospital. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you.
John, Sam, and Bobby. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that the wonderful memories you have of your wife and mother will help console you. It has taken me this long to write as I just could not put it in words. I loved my sister dearly. She was a brilliant and intelligent person. She helped me so much in my early years in helping me start my professional career. It is because of her that I am where I am today. As a young girl I remember always looking up to her. When she became a registered nurse I told her that I too wanted to become a nurse because she was rich and I wanted to be rich too. I remember her laughing and telling me that it was not so but that it was a very fulfilling career and that there would always be jobs. She told me that she would help me go to nursing school whenever I graduated from high school if that was what I wanted to do. And she did help me get started in nursing. I love her dearly and I will miss her but I know that she will be watching over her family and the rest of the 11 that have stayed behind. Love you sister and I am thankful that you are not suffering anymore and that you are now in heaven. God Bless You.
John, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Evelyn Parks Barrett
She is my sister, she is number one, still, out of twelve. She led Los Gonzales's, by example. If she could go to college, for example, so could we. Like the rest of us, in particular, she adored her Daddy, so do we. He was self-educated, gifted in wisdom. He insisted the best way to success, was education. In particular, he insisted his daughters would be college women, even if this put him at odds with people in his life. Daddy succeeded. For this and a multitude of reasons, his children adored, adore him. None of this was wasted on my sister Nicha, number one. Nicha, chew on Daddy's ears the way I used to, he'll know it's me saying hello. Tell him i miss him, horribly, like right about now. Teld him i will Continue to follow his counsel, love my God and try to continue to nourish that immense faith in his God that was his trademark, i would like to think my inheritance, which I now nourish. Tell him i will look after your Viejo, I've traveled his anguished journey, John, as it turns out, is a giant of a man, el estara bien. Adios Hermana Nicha, again say hello to mom&Daddy.
I loved Dee. I worked at Scott and White and she was the best supervisor ever. She was eager to help at any time, encouraged nurses to improve and keep active in nursing, and had the time to listen to our personal life as well as help us advance in our professional life.
I will miss her as I remember her often in my thoughts and prayers. She gave many of us happy memories of our nursing experiences as well as knowing her. She was everything a nurse should be and more. She also was the best friend one could ever have. I love you Dee and will miss you always. Claudia Kiblinger