William (Willie) F. Gomez of Glencoe, NM was called home to the Lord on January 30, 2019. He spent his final days under the loving care of the staff at Good Life Senior Living and was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine Silva Gomez who was his high school sweetheart and life-long partner. He is also survived by his daughters Belinda (Robert) Gutierrez, Cecilia (Elmon) Sanchez, Sandra (Franklin) Rodela, Laura Gomez, Gabriella Ketcham, and Camille (Pete) Baca and sons William (Gracie) Gomez, Martin (Deborah) Gomez, Godfrey (Cindy) Gomez, Paul (Stacey) Gomez, and Kevin (Angie) Gomez. He had thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings Amelia Candelaria, Beatrice Silva, Rita Herrera, Juan Gomez, Lydia Moreno, Priscilla Torrez, and Leroy Gomez.
He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Grace Gomez as well as his son Patrick T. Gomez Sr.
Willie was a devout Catholic and a long-standing member of the St. Jude Catholic Parish in San Patricio, NM. He worked at Holloman Air Force Base for 32 years, three of which were served in Panama. After retiring from civil service, he spent his remaining work years delivering propane to his neighbors, meeting new friends, and even coming home one day with Chico his beloved, Chihuahua.
Services were held at St. Jude Catholic Church on Saturday, February 2 with many family and friends in attendance. Pallbearers were his surviving sons and grandson Patrick Gomez Jr and the service was officiated by Deacon Gilbert Chavez.
I was so sorry about Willie's passing. He and Josphine raised an awesome family. I was privileged to have taught one of their daughters and she brought so much joy into the classroom. Willie was very dedicated to his profession. I was always at peace when I knew he was incharge of keeping my family warm and livestock's water without ice in the winter. I praise The Lord for the blessings this family has been. My love and prayers to all the family.
Idy Eldridge SchweitzerAlto, NM
Prayers and blessings to the family from all the Parham family.
Tiger ParhamMilliken, CO
We were so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. He was a great man, always with a smile. Love and Hugs to you all.
Ken, Barbara PendergrassIngram, TX
We are so sorry to hear about your dad,ours prayers are with you and your family,God Bless You,with all our love,Alice Varela n Patricio sanchez
Mary Alice varelaRuidoso, NM
So sorry for your loss. Your family in prayers for peace in their hearts and smiles with the memories you have. May he rest in peace.
Kimberly Kannady AtwoodRuidoso, NM
His contribution to St. Jude Church was such a blessing. .
Robert & Josephine BookyCLOUDCROFT, NM