Mona Jean Gonzales Obituary – The Pueblo Chieftain
Mona Jean Gonzales
Mona Jean Gonzales, 77, of Pueblo, died peacefully at the family home and began her eternal life with the Lord on January 16, 2022. Mona was predeceased by her son, Simon Gonzales; grandchildren, Rebecca, Katherine, Leslie and Baby William; parents, Rudolph and Lola Lovato; sister, Irene Montoya; in-laws, Lewis and Lucy Gonzales. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, G. Leroy Gonzales; daughters, Anastacia (Steve), Jessica, Selena (Denny) and Lachae Gonzales; grandchildren, Lisa (John) Hettich, Lindsay Ornelas, David Ornelas, Michael (Asialynn) Sanchez, Abrahm (Ashleylynn) Sanchez, Alyssa Sanchez and Natasha Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Dazsha, Damaen, Aunalea, Dominic and Hunee Ornelas, Eric, Esperanza, Eulalio (Leo), Luke, Elijah and Aiden Sanchez, Natalia and Emiliano Hettich, Antonio Maes and Xaviour Vasquez. Mona was born on December 11, 1944, in Walsenburg, Colorado, and raised in Pueblo where she lived for the rest of her life. She was very active in her Catholic faith, teaching catechism, deepening her spiritual education and being of service to her church. She enjoyed bowling in a league as a young adult, selling Avon, going out to lunch with her mom, being a Cub Scout mom, attending her kids’ sporting events and school functions. She also liked to accompany her husband to golf tournaments in Las Vegas. She was an avid reader and instilled a love of reading in her children, making frequent visits to the local library. She supported and encouraged the educational endeavors and achievements of her children. Mona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was affectionately known as “Nana Sunshine”. She loved all of her family and enjoyed attending and hosting family gatherings for holidays and celebrations. She was always there to lend a hand, helping wherever she could. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service, 1 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2022, St. Pius X Catholic Church followed by interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The service can be viewed live on Facebook at Romero Family Funeral Home Pueblo and YouTube at Romero Family Funeral Home Pueblo. Condolences can be dropped off at www.romerofamilyfuneralhome.
Posted on February 04, 2022
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