gonzalez 02Guillermo “Willi” M. Gonzalez, 81, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, October 19, 2019 at University Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He was born May 22, 1938 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Guillermo P. and Carmen Martinez Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his loving wife Virginia of the family home; four daughters, Lucy Carrillo and husband David of Las Cruces; Vangie Valles and husband David Jr. of Santa Clara; Grace Rodriguez and husband Eddie Ray of Silver City; Christina Trewern and husband Duane of Silver City; eleven grandchildren, Desirae Houston and husband Terod, Vanessa Baca (Robert), Ronnie Baca, Chastity Rivera, Zacilah Corral, Joel Corral, Keano Carrillo, Victoria and Vincent Carrillo, Xebani Rodriguez, Ryan and Ava Trewern; three brothers, Raul Gonzalez and wife Lupe of Santa Clara; Patricio Gonzalez and companion Joann of Las Cruces; Carlos Gonzalez and wife Perlita of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Luz Teren of Tucson, AZ; Anita Monje of Santa Clara. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Angie Frias and Estella Gonzalez.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 24 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Father Martin to begin at 6pm. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, October 25 at 9:30am at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Father Martin officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Baca, Keano Carrillo, Vincent Carrillo, Bobby Parra, Jerod Houston, Joel Corral, Christopher Gonzalez, Ryan Trewern, and Xebani Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of his family. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ` 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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