Billy Gonzales, formerly of Delta, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 47.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, also at St. Michael's Church. Inurnment will follow at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Gonzales was born July 5, 1965, in Delta, to Pete and Eva Gonzales. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Delta, graduating from Delta High School in 1983.
A truck driver, Mr. Gonzales enjoyed hunting, traveling and riding four-wheelers and Harley Davidsons. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. He lived in Delta, Cañon City, Montrose and most recently Grand Junction.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Kristina Gallegos of Grand Junction; five brothers, John Gonzales and his wife Evelyn of Cañon City, Sandy Gonzales of Cañon City, Gene Gonzales and his wife Anita of McAlester, Okla., Joe Gonzales of Pueblo West and George Gonzales and his wife Leona of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Christina Gonzales of Salem, Ore., and Rosie Gonzales of Phoeniz, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Pete Gonzales Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church, 628 Meeker Street, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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