Mary Esther Gonzales

1939 ~ 2022


Gathering

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 257 N 700 W, Salt Lake City
Jul 28, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Rosary

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 257 N 700 W, Salt Lake City
Jul 28, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Funeral Mass

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 257 N 700 W, Salt Lake City
Jul 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our precious and beautiful mother, beloved wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at her home the early morning of Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the age of 82. Please join us in celebrating our sweet mother returning to our Lord Jesus Christ and being embraced by and reunited with her loving husband, Andres. She was the youngest daughter of Eustaquio Quintana and Camila Casias Quintana and was born in Durango, Colorado on October 2, 1939. She grew up in Arboles and Ignacio, Colorado and met her beloved soulmate while attending high school there.

She married the love of her life, Andres Juan Gonzales in Arboles, Colorado in 1959. They started their family in Delaware and moved to Utah in 1961. They raised five children: Raymond (Evie) Gonzales, Shirley (Eli) Martinez, Andy Joe (Chris) Gonzales, Deanna (Ronnie) Bray, and Tisha (Bill) Kirth. She had 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Our mother’s life was about loving her family! Mary was a farm girl growing up. She grew up milking cows, stacking hay bales, riding tractors, raising cattle, and taking care of the farm. Mary spent her working career as a computer engineer. She was such a classy lady that was always very well-dressed. She was so into fashion and was a strong and successful woman. She loved going to Wendover and shopping. When she lost the love of her life, her heart was shattered, and she just wanted to spend time with her family. In retirement she was so passionate about her gardening. She had an amazing green thumb and could grow anything! She was a beautiful soul and was so caring and concerned of her family’s wellbeing. All she wanted that made her life complete, was to see and talk to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Grandchildren; Eli E. (Zeline) Martinez, Nasario Martinez, Antonio Hernandez (Crystal), Xavier Gonzales (Denise), Xedus Gonzales, Samantha (Brian) Johnson, Dajia Hernandez, Danielle Gonzales, Francesca (Dave) Beckstead, Isaias Martinez (Liz), Ciarra Bray (Alex), Andre Gonzales

Great-grandchildren: Jaiya Martinez, Rickie Hernandez, Alyah Ramirez, Evalyn Ramirez, Divyne Hernandez, Diego Ramirez, Eliza Martinez, Nasario Jr. Martinez, Thomas Gorst, Natalie Martinez, Jude Martinez, Amena Hernandez, Tobias Gonzales, Camila Gonzales, Nora Gray Martinez, Ozzie Martinez, Amilla Martinez, Anastasia Beckstead

Mary was preceded in death by the love of her life, Andres Juan Gonzales, her parents Eustaquio and Camila Quintana, brother Charlie Quintana, sister-in-law Betty Jo Quintana, and sister Lorraine McCaleb.

Friends and family are invited to our celebration for Mary Esther’s life on July 28, 2022. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for Mass from 11:00 am-12:00 pm located at 257 N 700 W, Salt Lake City. Prior to the funeral services, a gathering will be held at the same locate from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Rosary will be 10:30 am-11:00 am. Following the grave side service, please join us at her celebration of life with a luncheon served at the F.O.E on 1104 W. 2100 S., Salt Lake City.

Flower arrangements can be sent to Larkin Mortuary at 260 E S. Temple St, SLC.



Guestbook/Condolences

Our deepest condolences to you all. Mary and Andy’s legacy will shine bright and live on in the beautiful Gonzales family. May she Rest In Peace until His Kingdom Come. God bless.


- Mitch and Lisa Stones

Shirley and the entire Gonzales family, We are saddened to hear the loss of your mother Mary. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Victor and Linda Martinez


- Victor Linda Martinez

Our hearts and prayers are with all the family today as you say your farewells.
A strong momma leaves a legacy and lessons for all. They hold families together, which makes it hard to let go. May you hold your memories of Mary close and may you all be comforted by them. Our condolences sent with Love
Randy and Anita Williams


- Anita Williams

Our hearts and prayers are with all the family today as you say your farewells.
A strong momma leaves a legacy and lessons for all. They hold families together, which makes it hard to let go. May you hold your memories of Mary close and may you all be comforted by them. Our condolences sent with Love
Randy and Anita Williams


- Anita Williams

We are so sorry to hear about Mary. She was such a kind and loving person! She will be greatly missed by everyone! Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to each and every one of you at this difficult time! So sorry we couldn't make it with all the illness. We love you all,
Mary Ann, Klay, Kaprese, & Kanese


- Mary Ann, Klay, Kanese, & Kaprese

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your sweet little Mom holds a special place in our hearts. We always enjoyed the visits we had with Mary at family events and treasure the memories of her warm hugs and sweet little voice. We hope you can find comfort in knowing that she is in the loving embrace of Our Lord and her eternal sweetheart.
Love,
Patricia & Glen


- Patricia Wahlberg

Gonzales family,
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, Mary. I always thought of her as a kind person and appreciated her lovely yard for so many years. I'm glad she didn't suffer in the end and she can finally be with your dad again.
Rebecca (Hood) Hansen


- Rebecca (Hood) Hansen

My deepest condolences prayers for you and your family


- Valarie Rael

My deepest condolences prayers for you and your family


- Valarie Rael

So sorry for your loss!


- Jody Nemelka

so sorry for your loss love you guys let me know if you need anything allen


- allen romero

So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. We hope that both of you and the rest of the family will accept our condolence. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

David and Rae Dennis


- David and Rae Dennis

My condolences to Raymond, Evie, Shirley, Eli and the rest of the Gonzalez family RIP 🙏🏼🙏🏼


- Nick Lopez