Ramondo "Ray" Gonzales

COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR RAMONDO RAY GONZALES Command Sergeant Major Ramondo "Ray" Gonzales of Pecos, New Mexico passed away Sunday March 30, 2014. He has enlisted in Heaven's Army to begin the next stage of his invaluable service. A loving and adoring husband, father and grandfather Ray is survived by his wife of 50 years Inge; 3 sons Nickolaus, Raymond, and Gabriel. CSM Gonzales was born September 6, 1947, in Roswell NM and was the oldest of 11 siblings. He joined the US Army in 1963 and while stationed in Lampentheim, Germany his life was blessed with Inge and they went on to have 3 sons. For 35 years Ramondo served his country and family with dedication and honor. He was an integral part of his grandchildren's lives. Nicolette, Nickolaus II, Nathaniel, Natasha and Felix from Pecos. Cheyenne, Selena, Maya, Esme and Jared from California. Aidan and Rachael from Virginia. Despite the distance "Opa" was a blessing in all of their lives. The first man in and last man out; Ray earned the respect, love and admiration of all who knew him. He will be loved and missed forever. Services will be Monday April 7th 2014. A Rosary will be held 10:00 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos, with the mass directly after. CSM Gonzales will then be laid to rest at the National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe at 1:30 pm with guests being received at the Fraternal Order of the Police, 3300 Calle Maria Luisa in Santa Fe immediately following cemetery cremation services. The Family respectfully requests that any considerations be given in the form of donations to the Michael J Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation https://www.michaeljfox.org . Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations, 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com


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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Apr. 6, 2014