American Veteran 01

Paul Gonzales

January 25, 1930 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 91)



January 25, 1930


Ricardo & Julianita Gonzales


La Junta, Colorado

Religious Affiliations:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, La Junta, Colorado, Morada Los Penitenes, Higbee, Colorado, Sacred Heart Catholic Church & School, El Paso, Texas, Fr. Yiermo Church, El Paso, Texas, Blessed Sacrament Church, El Paso, Texas, Holy Family Church, Copperas Cove, Texas, St. Anthony Padua Church, Houston, Texas, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Austin, Texas, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Catechist Level II, Boys Club Coach

Schooling & Employment:

La Junta Colorado Public Schools – Tigers (Orange & Black), US Army, Seattle, Japan, Korea, Harvey House Hotel, La Junta, Colorado, June Motors, La Junta, Colorado, Springfield Colorado, Hay, Co, Cheraw Turkey Processing Plant, Cheraw, Colorado, US Army, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, US Army Pueblo Depot, Pueblo, Colorado, Special Forces Training, Ft. Bragg, NC, White Sands Missile Range, La Cruces, NM, Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, Fort Polk, LA, Kangaroo Pouch, Owner Manager, Union President of Government Civilian Employees, Ft. Hood, Texas, Long John Silvers Management Training, Lexington, Ky, Austin and Houston, TX, Circle K Manager, Austin, Texas

Marriage & Children:


Carolina Elizabeth Rains Gonzales for seventy years


Lorraine Regina Gonzales, Mario Mark Gonzales, Cynthia Ann Gonzales, Paul John Gonzales

Preceded in Death by:

Ricardo Gonzales, Julianita Gonzales, Patrick Gonzales, Mandy Gonzales Trujillo, V. Bob Gonzales, George Gonzales, Dorothy Gonzales, Ruben Gonzales, Gilbert Gonzales

Survived by:

Wife – Carolina

Children – Lorraine Gonzales, Mario Gonzales (Kelly), Cynthia Chambless, Paul John Gonzales

Grandchildren – Felicia Vigil Garcia, Bonnie Bonita Gonzales, Alethea Segura (Rigo), Tess Chambless, Amber Gonzales, Ashley Gonzales Sabin (Joseph), John Kent Chambless (Kristine), Driana Gonzales

Great Grandchildren – Paulina Vigil, Alexa Vigil, Chanel Garcia, Eric Noah Garcia, Christopher Garcia, William Cowan, Paul “PJ” Gonzales, Malisa Sabin, Trinity Sabin, Nevaeh Sabin, Thomas Chambless, Milla Chambless, Aurora Chambless, Lyla Chambless

Great Great Grandchild – Nobelina Curtis

Sisters – Lily Rose Saldana of Colorado, Junie Gonzales, CA, Florie Gonzales Martinez, CA

Brother – Richard Gonzales, CA

Paul served the United States of America in times or war and peace and was a soldier for Christ.


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July 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
July 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5909 Reicher Dr,
Austin, TX 78723

July 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542

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