Hotchkiss resident Elias Gonzalez died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was 76.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.
Mr. Gonzalez was born Dec. 1, 1940, to Candida Gonzalez in Mexico. He attended school in Mexico.
He married Baudelia Regalado in Mexico. They moved to Hotchkiss in 2002. Mr. Gonzalez worked in a sawmill and at Bowie Mine.
He is survived by his wife, Baudelia Regalado of Hotchkiss; seven children, Jesus (Carmen) Gonzalez, Cesar (Maria) Gonzalez, Francisco (Blanca) Gonzalez, Patricia (Ricardo) Jurado and Manuel Gonzalez, all of Hotchkiss, Gerardo (Laura) Gonzalez and Lucila Gonzalez, all of Mexico; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.