• Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home
    Temple, TX
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Dionisia Gonzales Barina 1937 - 2013
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July 02, 2014
It has been a year since you left us and I still miss you everyday and get very emotional just thinking that you are no longer here. I know that you are in a better place now and no longer have to worry about anything anymore. I love you and pray for John and your family often.
August 25, 2013
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.
June 26, 2013
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.
June 16, 2013
John, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Evelyn Parks Barrett
June 10, 2013
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.
June 09, 2013
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
June 07, 2013
John, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I know you are surrounded by family and loved ones, but know that we, your classmates, are thinking about you right now, and sending our love and sympathy.
June 07, 2013
Uncle John, Sam and Bobby, I have always felt like another daughter and sister in your family. I owe much to Aunt Jan and your family from the VERY beginning when you introduced my mom and dad to each other. Aunt Jan was always my second mother and helped me become the person I am today. So much of Aunt Jan's strength and courage to follow your dreams inspired me to always help others and that family comes first. Aunt Jan will always been one of the HEROS in my life.
June 07, 2013
John, our prayers are with you and your family always. Keith & Debra
June 05, 2013
Now my morning prayer begins with "good morning mom ,dad ,nicha ,and you sir". I can not be sad that mom and dad have their first born with them now .She has a strong family in you and you will survive this loss.I love you. Tia Rosalia
June 05, 2013
To the Barina Family,
During this sad time, may you find some comfort in knowing that others care.
June 05, 2013
Barina Family,
In the quiet moments, when the hurt is hard to bear,
may love become your shelter and the beauty of precious memories be your comfort.
Brenda Sawyer
June 05, 2013
John and family,
Wish Barbara and i could be with you at this time of your loss. But we pray that you will find consolation and comfort from friends and family. Do not know just what our plans are, but will let you know when things solid up.

Frank & Barbara Green
June 04, 2013
Uncle John, Bobby and Sam; Our condolences go out to you and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Meli/Juan and family, Mario/Abby and family, Maricela/Martin and family
June 04, 2013
John, Bobby and Sam: You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by wonderful memories during this difficult time.
June 04, 2013
Condolences to the Barina family, from friends and colleagues with the Bell County Bar Association.
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