MARY ELIZABETH GONZALES
Mary Elizabeth Gonzales, 69, of Belen, NM, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 21, 2021 following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on July 22, 1951 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, to parents Robert H. and Christine W. Osborn. She graduated in 1969 from the Los Alamos High School. Mary devoted her entire life to her husband and six children. Mary touched the hearts of so many with her unwavering faith in God, her kindness, and caring spirit.
Mary is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jose T. Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM; her six children, Jovannah Gonzales (Carleous) of Albuquerque, NM, Raul Gonzales of Belen, NM, Vanessa Castillo (Ernie) of Albuquerque, NM, Carlos Gonzales (Vanessa) of Santa Fe, NM, Robert Gonzales (Maria) of Santa Fe, NM, and Tamara Gonzales (Chris) of Glorieta, NM; brother, Robert Osborn Jr. (Dyl) of Abiquiu, NM; two sisters, Patricia J. Story (Calvin) of Hesperus, CO, and Phyllis A. Floyd (Clifford) of Cedar Creek, TX; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert H. Osborn and Christine W. Langhorst; sister, Paula F. Osborn and two grand- daughters, Miranda Gonzales and Sydney Conway.
Viewing followed by funeral services will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Rivera Family Services, 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM. Potluck reception to follow at the same location. Burial to be announced at a later date.
She broke fallow ground
Mary ploughed the earth
And prayed her seeds would grow
She broke more ground
To grow her fruit
That Heaven shall abound
Pray she did, Mary sought God's face
And lived a humble life
Her fruit will grow
This breaking ground
Wherein a seed has died
By Carlos Gonzales
Rivera Family Funerals
417 East Rodeo Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 989-7032riverafamilyfuneralhome.com
Published by Santa Fe New Mexican from Jul. 24 to Jul. 25, 2021.