Julian M. Gonzales, 80, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013. He was born on October 17, 1932, in Caplen, to Juanita Chavez Gonzales and Jose Mercedes Gonzales. Julian was a graduate of St. Anthony High School, Beaumont. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean War. Julian was a receiving supervisor at Texas State Optical and retired after thirty-five years of service. Survivors include his sisters, Delphine Espinoza and her husband, Alex and Carmen Tijerina, all of Beaumont; brother, Alfred Gonzales and his wife, Lillie, of Beaumont; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jose I. Gonzales and Luis Gonzales; and sister, Juanita Munoz. A gathering of Mr. Gonzales' family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys' Haven of America, 3655 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2013