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Daniel A. Gonzales

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Daniel A. Gonzales Obituary

Daniel Gonzales, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend was called by the Lord on June 1, 2016, surrounded by his family. Daniel was born on August 30, 1934, in Guadalupita, N.M., where he was raised by his grandparents. His joys in life were his logging career of over 50 years, being a small engine mechanic and spending time outdoors whether it was working or just visiting with his friends. He loved his grandchildren deeply and enjoyed spending every moment he could with them.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Josie Gonzales; his children, Marlene and Flora Gonzales, Debbie Williams, Charlene Chavez, Gary, Terry and Joe Dan Gonzales all of Tularosa; his grandchildren, James, Rudy and Daniel Garcia, Desiree Lonsinger, Danette Shields, Steven and Sean Williams, Felis, Lukus, Angel Dawn and Zachariah Gonzales, Caeleigh, Anthony and Lillyana Herrera, Jaycee and EmmaLynn Betancur, Tommy and Aaron Diaz, Audree and Nate Morales and Sylvia and Erica Ward; his great grandchildren, Mahki Gonzales, DeAndre Martin, Elis and Kataleya Roman, Devon Gonzales, Maleeah Prins, Jimmy Garcia, Karmello, Kurtisey and HeavenLee Swain, Kameron and Addison Blazer, Samiyah, Aaliyah and Audrina Williams, Patrick Lathan, Veronica and Christina Diaz and Riley Rocha; sisters, Carmen Lopez and Teresa Martinez of Las Vegas N.M.; a special grandson, Sam Blazer; a special nephew Frank Gonzales and special niece Dorothy Romo. Daniel is also survived by his godchildren Victoria Overby, Aaron Diaz, David Najar, Charity Sanchez, and Evelyn Luevano.

He is preceded in death by his sons, Jimmy and Joseph Gonzales; a granddaughter, Alaisa Gonzales and brother, Willie Gonzales.

The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church.
Burial will follow the mass at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Pallbearers include his grandsons, James, Rudy and Daniel Garcia, Steven and Sean Williams, Anthony Herrera; his nephew, Joseph Lopez and friend Andy Padilla.
Honorary Pallbearers are all his grandchildren, Dorothy Romo, Frank Gonzales and nephew Damian Overby; his friends, Angel Ramos, Chris Mendez, Juan Maes, George Gregory and Bonnie Reyes.

The Gonzales family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 7 to July 6, 2016
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