Martin Gonzalez, age 59, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 25, 2017. He was born in Alice, Texas on January 9, 1958 to Hipolito and Leonarda Gonzalez.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked as an oilfield driller. He enjoyed playing his guitar and accordion, having played accordion with his band when he was younger. He loved spending time out at the ranch with his family and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Hipolito and Leonarda Gonzalez and his wife of 28 years, Mary Ann Gonzalez.
He will be dearly missed by his three children, Amanda (Andy) Saenz, Nelda (Jimmy) Padilla, and Samantha (Christian) Garcia, all of Alice; thirteen grandchildren; six brothers, Crisanto (Lucy) Gonzalez, Hipolito Gonzalez, Jr., Fernando Gonzalez, Frederico (Margie) Gonzalez, Eloy Gonzalez, and Javier (Ludy) Gonzalez, all of Alice; four sisters, Maria Elena Castillo of Lansing, Michigan, Maria Criselda (Ernesto) Perez of Alice, Maria Alma (Carlos) Perales of San Diego, and Rosie (Jesse) Lira of Bishop; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Friday, September 29, 2017.