Manuela Gonzalez


November 29, 1927 - November 4, 2013

Manuela Carreon Gonzalez, of Keizer, OR, passed away on November 4, 2013 at Tierra Rose Care Facility in Salem at age 85. Manuela was born to Gabriela and Patrocinio Carreon on November 29, 1927 in Fabens, TX. She was the only surviving child of both parents; an older sibling, Jesus, died at the age of 9. Manuela married Carmen Gonzalez in Fabens, Texas on February 18, 1947. They had 12 children: Pedro Gonzalez, Robert Gonzalez, Maria Estela Valdez, Carmen Giancana, Enrique Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Barbara Valdez, Jesus Gonzalez, Raul Gonzalez, Carol May, Martha Figueroa and Elena Anderson. Manuela was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her life. She loved to cook for her family, friends and neighbors. She loved the outdoors; growing her flowers and caring for them. She also loved to dance. She is now in heaven dancing with her husband. She is survived by her 12 children, 27 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmen Gonzalez, and grandchild Edward James Gonzalez. Viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Keizer Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR. Arrangements entrusted to Keizer Funeral Chapel.

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Keizer Funeral Chapel
4365 River Road North Keizer, OR 97303
(503) 393-7037

Published in StatesmanJournal on Nov. 6, 2013