FULL NAME OF DECEASED: Stephen Jon Gonzalez
AGE AT DEATH: 69
DATE OF DEATH: 1/8/2019
PLACE OF DEATH: Prescott Valley
DATE OF BIRTH: January 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cheyenne Wyoming
NAME OF PARENTS: Alta Gracia and Raul Gonzalez
SURVIVED BY: His wife Linda (Cruz) Gonzalez of 18 years and his 10 children with 9 grandchildren
PREDECEASED BY: Stephen was married in October 1969 to his wife Esmeralda (Carboney) Gonzalez. They had 5 children (4 living) before she passed away in Jan 1995.
LIFE HISTORY: Stephen was born to loving parents and was raised with his 6 siblings. Stephen served in the US Army as a ranger in the 173 D Airborne Brigade (The Herd). He served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1969 and earned many decorations including a purple heart. Stephen retired from the military after 20 years of service. After the passing of his wife Esmeralda he re-married his current widow Linda and became a father to her 5 children. They had 1 child together. Stephen worked as a clerk at the VA hospital until he retired in 2010. Stephen was a strong, loving man who will be missed by many.
SERVICE INFO: Church service on 1/18 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints 7885 E Longlook Dr. Prescott Valley 9 am viewing 10 am service the Military burial service with be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on 1/18 at 2:30
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