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Jesse R. Gonzales


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Jesse R. Gonzales Obituary
Jesse R. Gonzales

June 29, 1953 - October 29, 2015

Jesse R. Gonzales, 62, of Larkspur, CO. Passed away on October 29, 2015 after his courageous battle with Mesothelioma Cancer. Surrounded by loving family; his wife, Colette; daughter, Camille (AZ) and son, Joseph (OR).

Survived by his mother, Betty Griffith (Torrance); father, Ray Gonzales (wife, Janis) of Riverside; two sisters, Toni and Gigi (Torrance); nephew, Gary Bosse and niece, Jodi Tolzmann.

Jess attended Hillside Elementary, South High School (Class of '71), El Camino, UCSB then received a fellowship from Columbia University, NYC.

He was in love with Larkspur, enjoyed the outdoors, driving to Home Depot or Lowe's coming home with trees or flowers to plant. Although he found great pleasure in travel he always looked forward to coming home. He was an avid skier since childhood, enjoyed music as long as it was from the 70's, took pleasure in watching Saturday and Sunday football and often could be seen sitting in a chair on the front deck waiting for the sunrise.

Although his time on earth was too short we are all blessed to have spent time with him. Our memories will be remembering his blue eyes, big infectious smile, the way he corrected your grammar in casual conversation, his shyness or his sharp wit. The way he set his mind to do something big and small. Another fond memory is him as a young kid wanting to be strong, working-out, started eating more meals just so his arms would be bigger in size than his mom's. Those memories and more will forever make us smile.

Funeral Services will be held privately. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 1, 2015
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