Pauline Gonzales, 89, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Las Vegas.
She was born in Las Vegas on June 17, 1924 to the late Hipolito Esquibel and Ramoncita L. Gonzales.
The loves of her life were her two boys, David and Michael.
Pauline was employed and retired from the New Mexico State Department of Health and Human Services.
She enjoyed the company of the family, her pets, both cats and dogs, her numerous friends, and the many birds that used to frequent the front yard while she sat on her porch swing just shooting the breeze with one of the neighbors. One of her greatest pleasures was going to yard sales where everyone knew everyone. She would say that you had to be at the sales by 6:30 or 7 a.m. because that's when you find the "good stuff."
Pauline had a generous and giving nature and was loved by many. She was strong but gentle with a kind heart and will be greatly missed, especially by her son. Mom fought long and hard until she couldn't anymore.
A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ramoncita Rivera; son, David Gonzales; brother, Hugh Livingston; sister, Mary Jane Lovato; nephews, Raul Cde Baca, Eric Cde Baca and Ronnie Rivera; and brother-in-law, Richard Cde Baca.
She was survived by her son, Michael A. Gonzales of Las Vegas; brother, Manuel E. Rivera and wife, Mary Elva, of Los Alamos; sister, Mary P. CdeBaca of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Aurelia Livingston of Las Vegas; brother-in-law, Moises Lovato of Albuquerque; niece, Louise CdeBaca of Las Vegas; nephew, Manny Rivera of Albuquerque; nephew, Mark Livingston of Las Vegas; niece, Becky Livingston and boyfriend, Eddie Moreno, of Las Vegas; nephew, Moises Lovato, Jr., of Albuquerque; nephew, Carl Lovato of Albuquerque; niece, Jessica Livingston of Las Vegas; nephew, Estevan Cde Baca of Albuquerque; niece, Iliana Livingston of Las Vegas; and nephew, Aaron Salazar of Las Vegas.
Rosary service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas. Funeral service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas with Father Anthony Bolman as celebrant. Burial of cremains will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Thank you to her friends, Emma Roybal, Lilly Lopez, Lucinda Baca, Mr. And Mrs. Leroy Fulgenzi, Becky, Cecelia, Sally Ludi, her care providers, Irene Esquibel, Aggie Romero, her nurse, Bernice Abeyta and those that Michael forgot to mention, but you know who you are and you are all in Michael's prayers.
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