BALLINGER Jose M. Gonzales, 83, of Ballinger, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Central Texas Nursing and Rehab Center in Ballinger. He was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Ballinger, Texas, to Ignacio and Angelita (Martinez) Gonzales. He married Teresa Arteaga in 1952, at the courthouse in Ballinger. He was a custodian for BISD for 27 years and worked for several carpenters in the Ballinger area for many years. He was preceded in death by his Grandpa, Ben (Tamale Ben) Martinez; his parents; a brother, Ignacio (Nachito) Jr.; a son, Ramon Gonzales; and a daughter, Mary Hollis. Jose is survived by his wife, Teresa, of the home; three sons, Joe Gonzales and wife Ruby of Round Rock, Orlando Gonzales of Ballinger and David Gonzales and wife Linda of Peaster; three daughters, Angie Gonzales of Abilene, Abigail Luera and husband David of San Angelo and Irene Sauceda and husband Ruben of Ballinger. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Javier Gonzales of Ballinger; sisters Pauline Garcia of Irving, Carolina Perez of San Angelo and Rupeta Flores of Irving; and many special nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 11, in Lange Funeral Home chapel in Ballinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will follow in Latin-American Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Lange Funeral Home of Ballinger. Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.
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Lange Funeral Home
908 8Th St Ballinger, TX 76821
Published in GoSanAngelo from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2014