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Demetrio (Dee) Gonzales


1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather DEMETRIO GONZALES (DEE) Age 84, passed away July 20th 2014. He was born in Miami Arizona on Aug. 6th 1929 and has lived in Riverside, CA for over 71 years. He served his country proudly in the Marine Corp. from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged and returned to Riverside to marry the love of his life Dolores. Dee and Dolores were married Dec.27th 1953 and welcomed 5 children. Helen, David, Cora, Carol and Jimmy. He worked in the printing industry for more than 40 years, starting his career in Arizona and continuing in Riverside and other cities. He was pre-deceased by his wife Dolores and daughter Helen M. Rodriguez, son David A. Gonzales. He is survived by daughters Cora Gonzales and Carol Mejia (Mike), son Jimmy Gonzales (Connie) and son in law Joe Rodriguez. He is the proud grandfather of: Michael Parker (Jolie), Veronica Gilkey, Desiree Mejia, Ariana Mejia, Breanna Gonzales, Jimmy Gonzales II, and Michael Mejia II. Beautiful great granddaughter Alexa Parker and soon to arrive Baby Gilkey. He also leaves behind many other family and friends. Thou we will miss him greatly we are Proud and Honored to have him as our Dad and Grandfather. Services will be held at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church on Tuesday July 29th 2014. 4268 Lime St. Riverside Ca. 92501. Viewing will be at 9am, Rosary at 10:30am Mass at 11am with burial at Olivewood Cemetery to follow.
Published in Press-Enterprise from July 27 to July 28, 2014
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