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David Joe Gonzales Obituary

David J. Gonzales, 57 of Alamogordo, N.M., passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

David was born on Dec. 2, 1958, to Santiago (Jimmy) and Lorenza Chavez Gonzales. He leaves behind a loving wife of 35 years, Leticia Saldaña Gonzales. They were married on June 6, 1981, in Alamogordo N.M. Their children and their spouses are, Isabel and Eliu Garcia, of Alamogordo, N.M., Annmarie and Jorge Gallegos, of Alamogordo, N.M, Davidjoe and Katlyn Gonzales, of Peoria, Ariz. David is survived by his 8 grandchildren, whom he was proud of and loved very much, Jeremias Gonzales, Juan Marcos Gonzales, Rosabella Gonzales, Eliu Garcia Jr., Serenity Gonzales, Noah Gallegos, Ethan Gonzales, and Penelope Gallegos. He is also survived by his mother Lorenza Gonzales, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, Santiago Gonzales, Gloria Gonzales, Terri Marrujo, Carmen Coyazo, Martha Gonzales, Richard Gonzales and Raymond Gonzales as well as many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Santiago (Jimmy) Gonzales, and two nephews, Gustavo Grijalva and Daniel Salazar.

David lived his whole life in Alamogordo. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and retired from the Laborer's Union Local 16. He worked all over Alamogordo and the Holloman Base area remodeling and building structures. David had a passion for Baseball; he was the Assistant Coach for the Little League Major teams for 15 years. He was an avid hunter and loved to go camping, he loved to share his hunting stories with his children and grandchildren. David was an Alamogordo Tiger fan all the way and his favorite football team was the Steelers. He worked for the Alamogordo Public Schools for a short time, loved going to Denney's for Coffee and he was a member of the Evening Lions Club. David was always willing to lend a helping hand. We welcome anyone of his past or present ball players to wear their Yankee attire.

A memorial service for David will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Alamogordo Funeral Home, 2301 E. 1st St., Alamogordo, NM 88310. A viewing will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., before the memorial service.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church, 705 Delaware Ave., Alamogordo, NM 88310. Viewing will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Davidjoe Gonzales, Jeremias Gonzales, Juan Marcos Gonzales, Jorge Gallegos, Robert Roman and Santiago Gonzales.
Honorary Pallbearers are Richard, Raymond, Rosabella, Eliu Jr., Serenity, Noah, Ethan, and Penelope.

A bank account has been set up at Otero Federal Credit Union to help the family with funeral expenses.

The Gonzales family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25, 2016
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