In Memory of John S. Gonzalez

It is with great sadness our family shares the passing of John S. Gonzalez, who left us on May 1, 2024. Born November 24, 1931 in Sonora AZ. John lived in Alamogordo most of his life, before moving to Las Vegas in 2018. John also affectionately known as "Kid", built a life characterized by love, dedication, and resilience. Predeceased by his wife, Susie R. Gonzalez, grandson Johnny Gonzalez Jr., and father-in-law Victor T. Romero.

John is survived by his children; daughters Angie (Marion) Bigas and Diana (Leo) Estrada, and sons Johnny, David, Steve and Jerome Gonzalez. 12 Grandchildren, as well as numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, and longtime friends. Each of them carries forward his deep love for family and friends, which was always radiantly visible, especially when surrounded by his grandchildren, whom he adored. Seeing the face of his grandchildren brought on the greatest joy and smiles.

A man of strong work ethic, attending college to become a counselor at a mental health clinic after serving 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, was his greatest accomplishments, as it allowed him to use his caring nature and empathy to help others. His life underscored the importance of responsibilities and obligations, a legacy he instilled in his children.

John was a man of simple pleasures. He enjoyed Mexican food, playing his guitar and listening to Jazz. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers. His favorite way to unwind was watching sports and going to the sports book for dog races. John was a musician, a self taught guitarist at a very young age. Known for his love for walking, it was his favorite way to stay active.

John was a quiet man, speaking volumes with his actions rather than words. His profound love for his family and friends and steadfast commitment to his responsibilities made him respected in his hometown community and within his family circle. His legacy, one of love, resilience, and loyalty, will continue to inspire and guide us. He will be deeply missed, forever loved, and always remembered.

Services with military honors in John’s hometown of Alamogordo NM are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday June 28, 2024 at St. Jude Columbarium, 1404 College Ave. Gathering of family and friends for lunch to follow in church hall.

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