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Gonzales, Carol Lynn

Carol Gonzales

Graveside funeral services were held for Carol Lynn Gonzales February 11 at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery with Father Brian Crookes officiating.

Carol Lynn Gonzales, 5 months, was born September 12, 1983 in Houston to Kathy Gonzales.

She is survived by her mother, Kathy Gonzales of Alleyton.

Pallbearers were Conrad Gonzales and Joe Gonzales.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, February 16, 1984, page 2

Gonzales, Elida (Saucedo)


Elida Saucedo Gonzales, 61, passed away Friday, April 21 in Richmond, Texas.

She was born December 17, 1944 in Eagle Lake the daughter of Vicente, Sr. and Guadalupe Pena Saucedo.

Elida grew up and attended school in Eagle Lake.

She married Joe Garza Gonzales on June 4, 1961 in Brookshire. They made their home in Brookshire and were members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pattison.

Joe preceded Elida in death on September 21, 2005 after 44 years of marriage.

Her parents also preceded in her death.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elida treasured the time she was able to spend with her family. She enjoyed being a homemaker, knitting and crocheting, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bledsoe and husband, William, of Katy, Beverly Ebarra and husband, Benny, of Brookshire and Kathy Gonzales of Columbus; son, Joe Gonzales, Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Brookshire; brothers, Louis Saucedo and wife, Amelia, of Dallas, Vicente Saucedo Jr. of Rosenberg and David Saucedo of Eagle Lake; sisters, Olga Chavez and husband, Roger, of Rosenberg, Yolanda Morales and husband, Joe, of Needville and Diana Naranjo and husband, Rafael, of Rosenberg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other dear friends and relatives.

Funeral mass was held Tuesday, April 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pattison with Father David DuBois celebrant. Interment followed in Pattison Cemetery. Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Christopher Gonzales, Jacob Gonzales, Marcus Gonzales, Michael Estrada, Alfred Gonzales Jr., and David Gonzales.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.   

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 27th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Gonzales, Elizabeth (Hernandez)

Elizabeth Gonzales

Funeral servies[sic] for Elizabeth Gonzales were held Tuesday, May 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating.

Mrs. Gonzales passed away May 26 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. Burial was held at the Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Gonzales was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Karnes City to Pedro and Delfina Degojado Hernandez. She was a resident of Eagle Lake for over 60 years and a faithful member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Eagle Lake.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Gonzales of Eagle Lake; daughters, Virginia Martinez of Wallace[sic], Rosa Ramirez of Eagle Lake, Elizabeth of Wallace[sic], Mary Hellen Vasquez of Eagle Lake; sons, Raymond Hernandez, George Ramirez and Paul Gonzales, Jr. all of Houston; Julian Gonzales and Johnny Gonzales all of Eagle Lake; brothers, Manuel Hernandez of Houston;. Esque Hernandez of Eagle Lake and Paul Hernandez of Conroe, many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Eusebio Salazar recited the rosary Monday, May 27, at the Dulany Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: George Ramirez, Jr., Reynaldo Muniz, Jr., Jose Aguilar, Gary Muniz, Pedro Gonzales, Julian Gonzales, Jr., Manuel Fernandez and Dennis Stanley.

Colorado County Citizen, June 6, 1985

Gonzales, Irene (Arnold)


Irene Arnold Gonzales, 63, of Columbus, passed away July 23 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born July 20, 1942 to Lester Franklin Arnold and Alta Irene Harris and married Tomas Gonzales March 22, 1969. She worked as an electronic manager at Wal-Mart and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Melvin Arnold; sister, Alta Sue Arnold; in-laws, Rafael and Martina Gonzales; and sister-in-law, Candy Mitten.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Heather Gonzales Montoya and husband, John, of Houston; son, Thomas Gonzales and wife, Evyann, of Gainsville, Fla.; grandson, Evan Tomas Gonzales, of Gainsville, Fla.; brother, Bearl Arnold, of Eastland; sister, Frankie Barker, of Gainesville; uncles, Tommy Harris and C.B. Harris, of Eastland; brothers-in-law, Tim Gonzales, of Indianapolis, Ind., Ralph Gonzales and wife, Marie, of San Antonio, Louis Gonzales, of Odessa, Alfred Gonzales, of Kansas City, Mo., Val Gonzales, of Manor and Manuel Gonzales and wife, Sheri, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Belen Sims, of Phoenix, Ariz., Martha Gonzales, of Cuero, Frances Cuellar and husband, John, of Seguin, Rose Olivarez and husband, Frank, of Columbus, Margaret Longoria and husband, Manuel, of Victoria, Annie Morrison and husband, Jim, of Scottsdale, Ariz. And Mary Carlow, of Victoria; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and the "adopted" families of Linda and Jimmy Woodell and Rose and Larry Urban, of Columbus.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers are David Olivarez, Johnnie D. Gonzales, Ricky Gonzales, Richard Ligues, John Cuellar Jr., Byron Smith, Henry Hernandez and Phillip Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Woodell, Larry Urban, Eddie Russell and all Wal-Mart employees.

Colorado County Citizen, July 27, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Gonzalez, Jesus Saldana “Chuy”


Jesus Saldana “Chuy” Gonzalez, 54, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1885 at his residence.

Born March 28, 1941 in Kingsville, he was the son of Jesus and Josephina (Saldana) Gonzalez. Raised in Laredo, he attended local schools there and later graduated from the University of Texas. In 1968, Mr. Gonzales moved to Eagle Lake to begin a career in teaching, first at Eagle Lake ISD, then Rice Consolidated ISD. He taught Spanish, Band and English as a Second Language (ESL) and also served as a bus driver for the district.

Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary, Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his daughters, Laura Gonzalez of Gainesville, Fla. and Jessica Gonzalez of Miami, Fla.; sons, Karl Navarette of Houston and Jaime Gonzalez of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Laura Saldiver of Laredo; and brothers, Nicolos Gonzalez of McAllen and Jose Gonzales and Roberto Gonzalez, both of Laredo.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 1995, page 16

Gonzales, Juan

Eagle Lake, Jan. 3. --This morning about 4 o’clock Dennis Montana shot and killed Juan Gonzales. The parties are both Mexicans and brothers-in-law. Montana used a double-barreled shotgun and fired only one shot. The load struck Gonzales in the right eye and tore a gaping wound in the side of his head. The dead Mexican had lived here for some years.

Montana when he fired the fatal shot hurried to the residence of City Marshal H. S. Vineyard and waking up the officer surrendered. He stated that he had fired at Gonzales, but he did not know whether he had killed him or not. Mr. Vineyard, after taking charge of the Mexican, wired Sherif Bruce Mayes of Columbus, who came down and took the man to the county jail. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, January 8, 1909, page 8

Gonzales, Leonarda Polanco

Leonarda Polanco Gonzales

Leonarda Polanco Gonzales, 93, of Eagle Lake passed away Monday, October 8 at River Oaks Healthcare Center in Columbus.

She was born November 6, 1913 in Burgos, Mexico.

Leonarda was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

Preceded in death by her parents; survivors include a son, Guadalupe Polanco and wife, Amada; grandson, Gerardo Polanco and wife, Adriana; granddaughter, Olga Polanco; great-grandchildren, Gisselle, Gerardo Jr. and Gabriel Polanco, all of Eagle Lake; other relatives and loved ones.

Visitation was held Tuesday, October 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 9 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. from the Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial followed in the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were family members.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 11th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Gonzales, Luz (Gomez)

Mrs. Gonzales

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Julio (Luz) Gonzales Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home. Rev. Patrick Palmer officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Gonzales, 74, lived in this area most of her life and was a daughter of Hirimso and Ylaria (Vesezo) Gomez. She died at her home, 912 Preston, Friday.

Surviving are: her husband, Julio Gonzales; daughters, Jovita Hernandez, Mary Gonzales, Delores Banegus, Julia Pulido and Gloria Gonzales, all of Columbus, Cruz G. Rios of Ft. Worth and Trinity Hurreta of Bay City; sons, Felex, Charles, Julius and Jimmy Gonzales, all of Houston and one sister, Josephine Rosalez of New Mexico.

Pallbearers were Jesse Torres, Joe Pulido, Joe Ramirez, Frank Olivarez, Frank Pulido and Frank Torres.

Colorado County Citizen, September 10, 1970
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Gonzalez, Margaret (Barnes)


Margaret Barnes Gonzalez, 79 of Eagle Lake, passed away May 6 at Heritage House.

She was born in Princes Anne County, Va., Dec. 7, 1921 and moved to Eagle Lake in 1981.

Her parents and daughter, Barbara Jean Barnes Shearin, preceded her in death

She is survived by daughters, Mary Barnes Craig of Norfolk, Va. and Constance Hope Barnes Conrad of Utica, NY; sons, James Leslie Barnes of Virginia and Ernest Walker Barnes of Chesapeake, Va.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Joy Peroni and family of Chesterville.

Funeral services were conducted May 10 from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Beasley officiating. Interment followed in Chesterville Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, May 16, 2001

Gonzales, Peter

Well Known Mexican Died

Peter Gonzales, age 66, and well known in Columbus and Colorado Countyi, died at his home on the J. W. Cassange place, three miles southwest of town, last Thur4sday evening, from heart trouble.

Gonzales was well known here, having lived on the Cassagne farm for about 25 years. He was born on May 31st, 1867, at Bexar de Patos, Mexico, and came to the United States i 1893, later settling on the farm where he died. He was buried in the city cemetery here Friday beside the grave of his father.

Colorado County Citizen, April 13, 1933, page 8

Gonzales, Raul

Raul Gonzales, 67, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 2 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Ramsey, Jan. 30, 1934 to Pedro and Maria (Tobar) Gonzales and married Nicanora Ramirez, Jan. 30, 1960. A graduate of Columbus High School, he was a member of the regional championship Cardinal Football team in 1950. He was a member of The First Baptist Church in Columbus and worked as an electronic technician for the United States Postal Service, and also served in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his father Pedro F. Gonzales; and brother Henry B. Gonzales, Sr.

He was survived by wife; mother Maria Gonzales of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law Fabian and Mary Gonzales of McDade; sisters Ester Pulido of Columbus and Angie Aquero of Alvin; and one grandchild Matthew Gonzales of McDade.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 7, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with the Rev. Sammy Carr, the Rev. Mike Gershom and Merril Luman officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Carey Todd, Henry Gonzales Jr., Edward Gonzales, Frank Silva, Joe Ramirez and Tony Ramirez.

Colorado County Citizen, January 9, 2002
Courtesy of The Citizen

Gonzales, Santiago A.


Santiago A. Gonzalez, 88, of Columbus, passed away April 19 at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1917 to Salustiano and Herminia Rodriguez Gonzalez in Habana, Cuba. He married Acela Valdez Gonzalez and worked in ranching.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Acela Valdez Gonzalez; sister, Josefina Gonzalez; and brothers, Custodio Gonzalez and Ramiro Gonzalez.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Santiago V. and Maria Gonzalez, of Columbus and Armando R. and Gloria Gonzalez, of Houston; sisters, Aida Gonzalez and Rosa Gonzalez, of Cuba; brother, Jose J. Gonzalez, of Columbus; grandchildren, Dineya Garcia, Randy Gonzalez, Diana Gonzalez, Steven Gonzalez, Kevin Gonzalez and Danny Gonzalez; and great-grandchildren, Marcus Garcia, Cristian Garcia, Kevin Gonzalez and Landyn Gonzalez.

Funeral services were April 21 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Armando Gonzalez, Santy Gonzalez, Steven Gonzalez, Kevin Gonzalez, Danny Gonzalez, Randy Gonzalez, Mario Garcia and Jose Gonzalez.

Colorado County Citizen, April 26, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen


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