In loving memory of

Jose P Gonzales
March 2, 1934 - November 20, 2021

Jose P Gonzales
Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, Jose "Joe" P Gonzales, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 2, 1934 to Elena Pacheco and Frank C Gonzales. He lived in Texas during his youth and moved to Brigham City in 1957, this is where he called home. Joe married Oralia Velasques in 1955. They had six children, Juan, Bertha, Josefina, Sylvia, Robert, Margarita.
Joe was a truck driver for Del-monte for years. He then worked at Thiokol for 20 years in the strategic division.
Joe loved coffee, going dancing, watching cowboy and action movies. He loved sitting in his lawn chair under his shade tree with his dog Rocky. Joe loved people. He made friends everywhere he went, especially with the kids. He was a wonderful caretaker of his mom until her last day.
He is survived by his children, Juan, Bertha, Josefina, Sylvia (Kim) Eskelson, Robert (Kristi), Margarita (John) Bowen; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; siblings, Emma, Arcardio.
Joe was preceded by his parents; siblings, Maria, Juana, Frank, Jim; 2 grandchildren, Angela Marie, Joe Andrew.
Funeral services will be held on November 24, 2021 at 11:00 am at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham. A viewing will be held prior from 10-10:45 am. Interment will be in the Corinne Cemetery.
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Gerald and Teri Nisogi wrote on Nov 24, 2021:

"Joe Gonzales Family: Even though we haven't seen your Dad in many years, I still cherish the old memories of the 1950's on the Nisogi Farm. We visited Joe, I thought was 10 years ago, BUT thinking back it was around the year 2000. I recall one of his daughters was there and we had a Great visit. And we did see All the Gonzales at a sad time when Carol and Mary's son Pete passed away. Me, Richard, Reiko and Ann always recall the memories on the Farm and the Gonzales. Especially EASTER, the Gonzales would save the egg shells (on each end of egg they would punch a hole. One end was a bigger hole, then they would blow on the small end and the yolk would blow out the large end, and fill with confetti. They (Joe Included) would all come over to our house and smash the eggs on you head. The best part is that they would leave us 3 or 4 dozen so we could join them. And Christmas/New Years, they would make Tamales. Not just a few dozen, but enough to fill a Wash Tub. And Tortilla fried crisp and covered with sugar and cinnamon, today they call them Sugar Crusto's. Please accept our Condolences and Sorry we could not attend the Funeral. My (Gerald Nisogi) e-mail is, I would like to send a card."

Ashlee Gonzales wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Sweet grandpa, you will be missed. I will always remember how excited you would be to see me and my siblings, how you?d always call me and my sister ?my girls? ?? I hope you and grandma are having fun being reunited ??"