Ernest A. Gonzales, 84, decorated United States Army WWII veteran and retired CF&I (Colorado Fuel & Iron of Pueblo, Colo.) steelworker went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Ernest was born on July 31, 1920, in Ranchos de Taos, N. M. He is preceded in death by his parents, Flavio and Alberta Gonzales; and brothers, Flavio and Alberto Gonzales. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sen Gonzales; brother, Fred Gonzales; sisters-in-law, Dora Pacheco, Maggie Gonzales and Adelia Gonzales. Beloved father to Ernestina (Ken) Montoya, San Diego, Calif.; Dorothy (Bob) Hernandez, Denver; Tobias (Sandy) Gonzales, Seattle, Wash.; Maggie (Rudy) Orona, Calera, Ala.; Eduardo (Roseann) Gonzales, Denver; Henry (Frances) Gonzales and Carla (Rick) Montoya, Pueblo. Ernest is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy, with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow at the Praise Assembly of God Activities Center. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Tia Sen, May God bless you and your family at this time of your sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless,

    Susie, Pancha and Marilyn Gonzales

  2. Our prayers are with you. We are sad of your loss but we know that your dear father is with our maker. Except our condolence, our prayers are with all your family.
    Richard & Jeanne Chavez

  3. Mrs. Gonzales my deepest condolencs to on the loss of your loved one. My prayers out to the entire family. It was an honor to work and know Ernie. It was always a pleasure to talk with him whenever I saw him. May Our Lord and Savior wrap his arms around him and welcome him home. May Our Lord also keep you and your family at peace and love during these trying times. I know he’ll always be there for you and your family. Sincerely, Herbert Soto. Oreprep. 69-83.

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