Raymond A. Gonzales

Obituary
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Saturday, August 4, 2018, the world got a little dimmer when Raymond A. Gonzales joined his father, Ramondo Gonzales, in heaven. Ray had a larger than life personality; he was a loving father, loyal son, great brother, friend and coach. During his 52 years, Ray proudly served his country as active-duty Army National Guard and went on to a career as a high steel journeyman with Ironworkers Local 118 out of California. Ray relocated back to New Mexico in 2009 from California. He was a practical jokester, dedicated soft ball coach and proud father. He is survived by four daughters Cheyenne Root and Selena, Maya and Esme Gonzales; as well as two sons Dakota and Jared Drahn. Ray is also survived by his mother, Inge Gonzales; and brother, Nikolaus Gonzales, who reside in Pecos; his brother, Gabriel Gonzales, who lives in Virginia with his wife and two children; and three nieces and four nephews from Nick's family. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ray's life with mass at St. Anne's Parish in Santa Fe at 10:00 am Tuesday August 14th and burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:15 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Ray's name.
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The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 E. Rodeo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-989-7032
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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 12, 2018