Choco Gonzalez Meza
1119 N SAINT MARYS Street
San Antonio, TX
October 9, 2016

Choco Gonzalez Meza passed away on October 9, 2016 at the age of 64. Born in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, her family immigrated to Uvalde and Eagle Pass, Texas. During her life-long journey as an American citizen dedicated to securing voting rights and equal representation for disenfranchised minorities, Choco served as National Research Director, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Executive Director, YWCA and Partnership for Hope; HUD Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations, Senior Vice President, San Antonio Housing Authority; President, American Sunrise; campaign manager including San Antonio lead for Hillary Clinton; member of Democratic National Committee, State Democratic Executive Committee, Chair, Bexar County Democratic Party, US Presidential Scholars Commission, Bexar County Housing Authority. Choco is survived by Daniel Meza, husband of 44 years, son Danny Meza (fiancé Julie Gi Kim), daughter Ivalis (Manuel) Gonzalez, granddaughter Emma Maria; brothers Victor Gonzalez (Grace), Robert Gonzalez (Ana), Elva Benavidez (Roberto), Alfonso Gonzalez (Norma), 21 nieces/nephews and grand nieces/nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfonso R. Gonzalez and Josefa G. Gonzalez.
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To the Danny Meza Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Choco very much and will miss her. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers everyday. Take care and God Bless. Sincerely, Lydia Rodriguez
Lydia Rodriguez
October 26, 2016
Remember Choco and Danny from being around my parents (Bernardo and Maggie Eureste) during the 70's in SA. Great memory!Choco gave me a backpack and a book formmy high school graduation many years ago.Danny and family sorry for you loss.
Diana Eureste
October 26, 2016
My deepest condolences to Daniel and the Meza family. She was a great and passionate advocate for the community. I will always remember her visits at the San AlPhonsus Senior Apartments, I was the President for the counsel at the San AlPhonsus Senior apartments and always enjoyed her positive energy and really listening to the seniors. She will be missed.
Love Elvira D. Gomez
Retama Manor West Nursing Home
Elvira Gomez
October 18, 2016
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one
Alma Ruiz
October 17, 2016
I worked with Choco Mesa at the " YWCA". She was a very hard working person with strong convictions for all those she served in our the community. Many will miss her and her leadership! My condolences to the families!
Linda Rogier
October 16, 2016
Linda Rogier
October 16, 2016
Choco and I were classmates in Eagle Pass High School. She has always been a great person, leader and friend. My deepest sympathy to her beloved husband, Daniel and family. May she rest in peace.

Sylvia Sanchez-Inloes
Class of 1970
Sylvia Inloes
October 16, 2016
It was an honor and a pleasure knowing you and working with you. Our condolences to the family.

Emilio & Sylvia Pena
Emilio & Sylvia Pena
October 16, 2016
Thank you for being mentor to us . I am forever grateful to meet a great person. We live on your legacy and iin San Antonio . my condolences to the Meza family . Strong together
Andres Lopez
October 16, 2016
Choco was always a Lady and a friend. Always with a joyful contagious laugh. She will be missed and emulated but never duplicated. Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers to Danny and the family.
Diana Pina-Hernandez
October 16, 2016
So sorry. Sad that she won't be here to see HILLARY WIN...She is in heaven rallying the angels to help elect HILLARY...thanks for your service...
Elena Gonzales
October 16, 2016
My sincere and most profound condolences. An admirable human being. Did not know her , but just reading her legacy is an inspiration. Humle and compassionate seem to be the words to define her. Sincerely, Aime G. Martinez
Aime Martinez
October 16, 2016
daniel and family, losing choco would be heartbreaking any time, but losing her so suddenly is devastating...wish our paths had paralleled more there's no chance of that...

know that she loved you guys so much and always will be looking after you...lots of love/hugs, shirlene
Shirlene Harris
October 15, 2016
I remember meeting Choco during the organizing of the Raza Unida Party in the early 1970's. Exceptional leader and dedicated servant of her people. Liked her then and I continued to admire her to this date. Excellent role model. What a great loss. May God Bless the family and let them known just how much Choco will be missed. Adios.
Richard L. Garza
October 15, 2016
You have always meant so much to me. Thank you for all your hard work and loving dedication to our community.
Felipe Garza
October 14, 2016
My deepest condolences to Danny and all the family. My dad always said a good leader leads by example and Choco certainly did that and more. I have fond memories of my younger days with Danny and Choco and working on campaigns. I will miss her but cherish the memories. I will pray that the good lord help the family get through these tough times.
Juan Gutierrez
October 14, 2016
My heart goes out to Choco's family and friends. I know how much you will miss her and her spunky personality and the way she could me you laugh at the drop of a hat. She loved her family so much.

When I first met her, I felt like I had known her for years. I use to love to hear her stories.

Blessings to those she left behind.
Andrea Sotello
October 14, 2016
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Daniel and the Mesa family. I was shocked when I heard of Choco's passing. She is by far a legend in San Antonio politics and across Texas and across our nation. I knew her for many, many years and her husband Daniel.
San Antonio has suffered a great loss. Choco, I know you will be victorious in our presidential election thanks to all of your efforts.
I am praying for Daniel and the family. Your extended family is grieving and feeling your family's pain. We will all miss you and shed tears for you and your family.
Please know that you will never, never be forgotten.
Dan Martinez
October 14, 2016
On behalf of LULAC District XV Director, Mr. Rudy Rosales Jr. And Mr. JohnDavid A. Griffin, Chaplin for LULAC District XV and LULAC Council #22198 Othello de San Antonio, and all out LULAC members wish to extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Gonzales-Meza families in their hour of grief. Choco will always be in our heart's as we continue her legacey, providing the most up to date information on issues that are of great importance to the community, educating the public on the most accurate and up to date rules for registering voters, and the process for voting at the polls. It will be up to us to carry on this vital mission, to tirelessly volunteer inumerable hours of working to help the public know how and when to vote from their heart's and not based on hearsay, so weep of you must, but we at LULAC believe that time would be best spent on the mission she encouraged us to do, and this to register the people to vote, remember that YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE, and now as we part for niw, May all the prayers of familiy, friends be that guiding light that guides get spirit to be reunited with family and friends, where there that will laugh and share their stories, and God will say to her, my child, you have done well, come well with me refresh your body and soul for you are now with Me, in Heaven, and someday you will those whom you have left behind and welcome then home. God's Peace and Grace to all whose lives that have been touched by Choco
JohnDavid A. Griffin
October 14, 2016
From David Casares and Lucie Castillo Casares (EPHS '71): We would like to express our condolences to the Meza/Gonzalez families. After high school, we would cross paths again in the 80's at the Barrio Education Project, teatro events, and for the Cisneros and Castro campaigns. Choco truly lived out the mantle of Most Likely To Succeed given to her by her classmates in 1971.
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