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Aurelia Gonzales

June 28, 1930 — February 13, 2022


Aurelia R. Gonzales

June 28, 1930 - February 13, 2022


Aurelia decided to leave us and go home to join her husband, Tony Gonzales. She missed him so very much. Along with our dad, she wanted to hang with her children, Nina Carter and Gene Gonzales, it had been way to long.

Aurelias parents were, Aurelio and Eugenia Rodriquez who were also waiting for our mom, along with all her brothers and sisters.

Ida Montoya Amelia Rodríguez, Erlinda Valles, Delfino Rodríguez and Ermenio Rodríguez.

Aurelia is survived by her family:

Margaret & Steve

Susie & Edward

Gary & Shawn

Carolyn & Mike

Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Sister-in-law Viola Valdez from Santa Fe.

And many other loving relatives and friends.

Aurelia had an extended vocabulary. She attended Loretto High School, in Santa Fe. We can just see mom sliding down that famous staircase.

Aurelia always had her hair and nails done. Was always dressed up. She had beautiful young-looking skin. We would ask her “Mom what do you use?” and she always said “Vaseline.”

Aurelia was very immaculate; you could eat off the kitchen floor. She as very organized. She even had her books that she read which was quite a few, dusted put in a bag so they would not get dusty and in alphabetical order. Our mom would always make her bed before she went anywhere.

She collected pigs and saltshakers. She loved reading, shopping, the casinos and Victor Newman from the Young and the Restless.

Our mom had a very good taste in men. Well of course she married our dad! Besides that, she thought    Shemar Moore was very handsome and her favorite singer of all time was Elvis Presley.

She was a very strong person, at 85 mom was in the hospital and rehab for one year. Dad was with her morning, noon, and night, every day. The doctors would tell him to go home, and he would say “No this is my life now and I need to be with my wife”. While mom was still in the hospital dad’s cancer came back but he did not want to leave mom. Finally, mom came home, and dad’s cancer progressed worse. Mom at 86 took care of dad, she cleaned him, fed him, game him his meds. She did everything a caregiver would do. She did this everyday for a year until dad passed. She was amazing. Our parent’s love was like a diamond in the ruff. Rare and unquiet.

Our parents’ nicknames were:

Speedy Gonzales

Slowpoke Rodriguez

Our parents are in heaven singing and praising our Lord and waiting for all of us to come home.

Mass and Rosary:

St. Annes Parish

Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Burial: Santa Fe National Cemetery:

Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 9:45 am

Celebration for Aurelias beautiful life will follow at:

Double Tree Hilton

4048 Cerillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM.

Donations for Aurelia Gonzales St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Starts at 9:45am (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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