Andrew A. Gonzales

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    - Deb Rodriguez
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    - Jan Pacheco
  • "For more then half my life, Andy was my brother, my friend..."
    - Deborah Seligman
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    - Gerry Armijo

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDREW A. GONZALES "Andy" beloved father and grandfather passed peacefully on July 6, 2014 at the age of 62. He was born on September 17, 1951 in Santa Fe, NM. Andy was an incredibly talented man who was a renowned Santero who made bultos and also enjoyed participating in Spanish Market for the past 20 years. His passions were teaching the Spanish traditions and culture to younger generations, through his carvings and knowledge of Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Andy was an avid fishermen and outdoorsmen who could often be found trolling his boat on Heron Lake looking for Kokanee Salmon, his favorite fish. He also spent his free time plotting his way into the wilderness and living in his cabin in Los Ojos, NM. He was known for his infectious humor and charismatic laugh which always brought happiness to the people he encountered. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Gonzales and brother, Stephen Gonzales. Andy is survived by his mother, Katherine Gonzales, son and wife, Drew and Melody Gonzales and granddaughter, Sierra, daughter and husband, Kaitlin and Victor Pe¤a, mother of his children, Becky Seligman, sister and husband, Carmen and Richard Nothnagel, brother, Philip Gonzales, many nieces and nephews, along with friend and companion Nancy Drinkwater. The family will receive friends to celebrate his life on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 at The Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435


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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on July 11, 2014
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