You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Celestino M. ‘El Borrego’ Gonzales
Celestino M. “El Borrego” Gonzales passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the age of 76 years and 14 days. He was born March 13, 1936, in Saspamco, Texas, the son of Celestino Gonzales Sr. and Ruth Moreno. He resided all his life in Saspamco and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
Celestino was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Fidencio and Paul Gonzales; and one sister, Celia Gonzales.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Gonzales; his daughters, Margie Velez, JoAnn Cardenas and husband Alfonzo, Janie Weaver and husband Joe, and Michelle Ortega and husband Daniel, all of San Antonio; his sons, Celestino Gonzales III and Rudy Gonzales and wife Maria, all of Floresville; his sisters, Elda Montez and husband Julio of El Paso, Celia Gonzales of San Antonio, and Terri Villarreal and JoAnn Gonzales, both of Floresville; his brothers, Faustino Gonzales and wife Janie of San Antonio, Roy Gonzales and wife Mary of Floresville, Noberto Gonzales and wife Petra of San Antonio, Gilbert Gonzales and wife Hattie of Floresville, and Fidencio Gonzales and Gary Gonzales and wife Bonnie, all of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Elmendorf, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in the church Monday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. William McNamara as celebrant.
Interment followed in the Our Lady of Perpetual Cemetery in Saspamco.
Serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Weaver, Joe V. Weaver, Carlos Velez, Celestino “C.J.” Gonzales III, Daniel Ortega, and Alfonso Cardenas.
Share your memories or tributes at
Your Condolences, Prayers, and Memories
Please share a prayer, memory, or offer your condolences below.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Agnes Lamza Moy (July 29, 2015)
Joyce M. McCartney (July 29, 2015)
Lavanson Cerenor Coffey Jr. (July 29, 2015)
Nancy Ann Compian (July 29, 2015)
Rosie Sekula Mutz (July 29, 2015)
Stephen Pontoja Martinez (July 29, 2015)
Balthazar G. ‘Tedo’ Tejeda Jr. (July 22, 2015)
Chase Jon Sedmak (July 22, 2015)
Jack W. Speer (July 22, 2015)
Kelley Auston Keith Jr. (July 22, 2015)
Margie Nell Sutherland (July 22, 2015)
Nan Marie Spaulding Tackitt (July 22, 2015)
Reuben Tristan Casas (July 22, 2015)
Tammie Renee Kotara (July 22, 2015)
Void William Glasco (July 22, 2015)
Barbara Lee Wegmann (July 15, 2015)
Barry Anthony ‘Bernie’ Bernard (July 15, 2015)
Billie Jo Hesskew-Martinez (July 15, 2015)
Carolyn Wollney (July 15, 2015)
Leslie Marguerite (Chester) Gay (July 15, 2015)
Pauline ‘Polly’ A. Cadena (July 15, 2015)
Regina (Mutz) Keller (July 15, 2015)
Stephen Pontoja Martinez (July 15, 2015)
James William Blee Jr. (July 8, 2015)
Phillip Carl Bush Jr. (July 8, 2015)
Rosa ‘Chita’ Salazar (July 8, 2015)
Adeline Ella Krueger (July 1, 2015)
Francis Eugene Morgenroth (July 1, 2015)
Genaro D. Escamilla (July 1, 2015)
Guadalupe 'Lupe' P. Vela (July 1, 2015)
Jesse A. Lara (July 1, 2015)
Jodie Wakefield West Jr. (July 1, 2015)
Richard 'Dick' L. Smalley (July 1, 2015)
Ruben Rivera (July 1, 2015)
Samuel James Stanton (July 1, 2015)
Sylvia Perez Gorzell (July 1, 2015)