Gary Jay Hotzel, 60, born Oct. 12, 1952, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. Preceded in death by his father, Dr. Norman Hotzel. He leaves behind his wife, Betty Jo; mother, Pat; daughter, Lenae (Donnie) Aragon; son, Adam; brother, Neal (Janet) Hotzel; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and special grandsons, Dakota Jay Aragon and Julian Finn. Gary retired from the Target Warehouse after 17 years of service. At his request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences,

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  1. Our prayers and thoughts go to Gary’s family.I remember Gary as a real mellow and kind person in school, We always teased each other about who had the skiniest legs in gym class. I will always have nice memories of him.

    Dave Manzanares

  2. I send my deepest sympathy to Gary’s family. We were good friends back in the old days. This is such a shock. Heaven will receive a GREAT guy..

  3. My sincere sympathy to Gary’s family. I will truly miss his friendship, and will always consider him the most honest golfer I ever knew. Gary’s easy going manner is something I always admired. Better days.

  4. I’m sorry to hear about Gary’s death. This is tragically young. Our wishes out to his family. I played basketball with Gary from 2nd grade through a senior in High School at East.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear, I knew him from high school. God bless his family and prayers to them in their time of need. RIP, Gary.

  6. My prayers and thought to Gary’s family I worked with for those 17 years at Target his was sweet man and such a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed.
    Nancy Lopez

  7. Our most sincere condolences to Gary’s family. My wife and I worked with Gary at Target and thought highly of him. We always enjoyed his humor and his honestly. Our prayers are for him and with his family at this time. Jack and Deb Ausbun

  8. Sincere sympathies to Gary’s family. Like Georgene and Jerry said, Gary was a great classmate at East Hight School, class of 1971. We will not forget him and it was a pleasure to have Gary be a part of our lives.

  9. Wow, so sad to hear. I really enjoyed Gary’s smiling face and goofing off with him in high school. Rest in Peace my friend.

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