Israel Saenz GonzalesDecember 6, 1939 ~ September 14, 2017 (age 77)
Portland – Israel Saenz Gonzales, Sr. passed away September 14, 2017. He was 71.
Israel was born on December 6, 1939 in Taft, Texas to Ernesto and Amanda (Saenz) Gonzales. He was a resident of Portland and a native of Taft. Israel was a Grocery Manager at HEB and retired after 35 years of employment. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Preceding Israel in death are his parents and three brothers: George Gonzales, Richard Gonzales and Eloy Gonzales.
Survivors include his wife: Estella (Pena) Gonzales of Gregory, Texas; son: Israel Gonzales, Jr. of Portland, Texas; daughters: Patsy Laferty (Tom) of Portland, Texas; Terry Gonzales of Gregory, Texas; Peggy Aguirre (Alex) of Portland, Texas and Tammy Gonzales of Portland, Texas; eight grandsons; brothers: Adrian Gonzales (Margaret) of Corpus Christi, Texas; David Gonzales (Olivia) of Taft, Texas; Adan Gonzales (Flora) of Taft, Texas; Javier Gonzales (Yvonne) of Taft, Texas; Raymundo Gonzales (Susanna) of Taft, Texas; sisters: Irene Castillo (Manuel) of Taft, Texas and Pauline Martinez (Ramon) of Taft, Texas.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. A rosary will be recited the same evening, 7:00 PM, at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 18, 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Church, Taft. Burial will follow in Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 4335 CR 3567, Taft.
Guestbook and video available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.