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Viola Gonzales

April 25, 1941 — November 2, 2022

Socorro

It is with a broken heart that on November 2, 2022, Viola Gonzales passed away at the age of 81.   Viola was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Alonzo C. Gonzales, one son, Mark Gonzales(Angie), Two daughters, Angela Jaramillo and Tina Van Winkle(Chris),8 grandchildren: Stefanie Bunning, Bryanne Gonzales, Jay Sage(Ginger), Jesse Jaramillo(Winter), Mikaela Jaramillo, Jackie Anderson(Alex), Zach Van Winkle, Jayden Van Winkle,   and 7 great-grandchildren: Skyler, Scotty, Sienna, Rylie, Romi, Moxie and Moses. Viola was preceded in death by her parents Fidel and Lydia Benavidez, Sisters; Jean Benavidez and Lora O’Neal.     Viola was born in Las Cruces, NM and spent her childhood growing up in California and Las Cruces, before meeting and marrying Alonzo. Together they would travel all over through the Air Force. Finally settling in Socorro. Viola was such a strong person and had the biggest heart. She was always willing to help whoever needed her, whether it be family or strangers. Viola gave every year to CYFD-school supplies, Easter baskets, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas dinner and presents for families. She always enjoyed spending time with family, especially the holidays. She enjoyed decorating and baking goodies to give out. She also enjoyed reading and sewing blankets for the grandkids. One of her most enjoyable events was going to the Casino in both Las Vegas Nevada and Isleta. She could spend hours playing and she had the best luck. Viola was always so generous, caring and kind. She will be dearly missed by all.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)

Reception to follow at the KC Hall

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