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Albert I. Gonzales


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Albert I. Gonzales Obituary
Gonzales, Albert I.



Albert I Gonzales, 94, of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at his home following a brief illness. Albert was born in Corazon, New Mexico, July 8, 1921, to Adelaido and Elena Gonzales. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1939. Albert served his country proudly and bravely with the Army Air Force during WWII in the South Pacific. After the war he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Industrial Arts with a minor in Psychology from Highlands University on the GI bill. A rancher and avid fisherman, he was also an educator for 35 years teaching and coaching basketball in San Miguel County at Lagunita, Ribera and Valley Schools.

He is preceded in death by his wife Verne Gonzales, his parents, sisters Corrine Myers, Rita Almanzar and Stella Guerin.

He is survived by his sister Aurora Sandoval of Hayward, California; children Gayther Gonzales and wife Susie of Tesuque; June Stallsmith and husband Roy of Moriarty; Beverly Molo and husband Reme of Albuquerque; Jeannette Louis and husband Melton of Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada and Karlene Martinez and husband Johnny of Las Vegas; grandchildren Tyrell and Kelsey Molo, Jason and Justin Louis, Jolene, John Paul, and Victor Martinez; close family friend Jacque Jacobs, and husband JW of Logan; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tyrell and Kelsey Molo, Jason and Justin Louis, Jolene Martinez and Gayther Gonzales. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas. Burial with military honors will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 6, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with Verne, the love of his life. Please visit Rogers Mortuary website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary 600 Reynolds Avenue Las Vegas, NM. 505-425-3511 or 1-800-479-3511.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 3, 2016
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