PRICE - Anthony Michael Gonzales, age 68, passed away Oct. 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer with his loving family by his side.
Born Sept. 29, 1945 in Santa Fe, N.M., to Rose Apodaca and was later raised by his aunt and uncle, Nellie and Ralph Apodaca.
Married Mary P. Velasquez on Feb. 28, 1970 in Santa Fe, N.M.
Tony was a member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church where he was active with the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. Kaiser Steel Local #9958 where he was respected by all for his work ethic. Tony loved watching football and cheering on his favorite team the Saints.
Tony touched the lives of many and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Tony's wonderful sense of humor and big smile brought great joy and peace to those around him.
The family of Tony would like to thank the entire staff of Symbii Home Health and Hospice, especially Rick and Dixie for their tremendous love and support.
Survived by his wife, Mary P. Gonzales, Price; daughters, Emily (James) Robertson, Price; Lisa (Jason) Turner, Magna; Annette (Travis) Lake, Sunnyside; son, Ronnie (Jolene) Gonzales, Price; nine grandchildren, Megan, Adrian, MacKenzie, Kirsten, Tyson, Justeen, Teya, Emilio and Luke; three great-grandchildren, Braxtyn, Brinity and Derek; father-in-law, Ben Velasquez, Denver, Colo.; five brothers and seven sisters.
Preceded in death by his mother; grandson, Derek Turner; mother-in-law, Manuelita Velasquez; brother-in-law, Ben Velasquez, Jr.; and uncle, Ralph Apodaca.
Vigil service Thursday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Tony at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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