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William Gonzales

OBITUARY: William Gonzales

William Gonzales d. May 31, 2023

Age 40 of Taos NM, passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2023. He was born on February 13, 1983, to Leroy and Carmen Gonzales. William wore many titles: son, brother, uncle, friend, husband, and the title he was most proud of, DAD.


William worked at Centinel Bank of Taos where he met his best friend and love of his life, Nicole. The Bank was not only William’s second home but also his second family. Over his 21-year career, William built an extensive network of colleagues, customers, and most importantly friends.


He loved the work that he did and dedicated his time to helping others. It was the simplest pleasures in life that brought William great joy. He had an uncanny ability to bring humor to any setting and happiness to all the lives he encountered.


He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Ruth Moya. He is survived by his wife Nicole and their three beautiful children, Jaelynn, Joshua, and Alexandra; his parents Leroy and Carmen Gonzales, brother Matthew, sister Tiffany, paternal grandfather Charlie Gonzales (Lucille), paternal grandmother Teresa Gonzales, father and mother-in-law Gordon and Roberta Robinson, sister-in-law Michelle, nieces Iliana and Analisa, nephews Victor, Brian, Owen, and Jesse, and many more loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.


The rosary was recited on Sunday June 11, 2023, at 7pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday June 12, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with a burial following at Las Cruces Cemetery.


The family would like to thank the emergency response team, doctors, nurses, and staff of Holy Cross Hospital and the staff of DeVargas Funeral Home for the amazing care and compassion they have provided to William and his loved ones. We would also like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support that has been given during this most difficult time.

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