Francisco “Pancho” Alvarado Gonzales, 98, of Odessa, went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Odessa, Texas.
Visitation will be held 9am to 9pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020 with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with Father Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery in Rose Hill Section. Arrangements are entrusted to Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory.
Francisco was born on October 10, 1921 in Lajitas, Texas to Cipriano Gonzales and Marina Alvarado. He married Isidora Tavarez. Francisco was a Tech Sergeant with the US Army and a World War II Veteran. He was a Truck Driver in the Oil Field Industry and an active parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Francisco is preceded in death by his parents Cipriano and Marina Gonzales, wife Isidora Gonzales, daughter Velia Gonzales and son Raymond (Sugar Bear) Gonzales.
He is survived by sons; Sipriano (Margaret)Gonzales, David (Ana) Gonzales, Ruben (Debbie) Gonzales, Oscar Gonzales, Raul Gonzales and daughter; Maria Herrera
Pallbearers will be Tom Gonzales, Richard Gonzales, Raul Gonzales, Anthony Herrera, Adam Salas and Rabbit Herrera, Oliver Gonzales, and Benjamin Chavana.
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