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Danielle Gonzales…February 5, 1999 – March 8, 2018


A Mass of Christian Burial for Danielle Gonzales will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Bent Community Center in Las Animas, Colorado.  Father Henry Wertin is officiating.  Rosary will be held prior to Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Visitation for Danielle will be from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Horber Funeral Chapel.

Danielle Monique Gonzales was born on February 5, 1999 in Pueblo, Colorado to Gabriel Gonzales and Melissa (Estrada) Slusher. She passed away on March 8, 2018 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 19.

Danielle was to graduate in May of 2018 and had recently signed a scholarship with Dean College for volleyball. She had plans to study Pathology/Criminology with a minor Sports Medicine and possibly Photography.  Danielle attended Las Animas High School and was involved in volleyball, basketball, and FBLA.

Danielle is survived by her parents, Gabriel Gonzales of Pueblo, Colorado and Melissa Slusher of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Leticia Roybal and Gabrielle Gonzales both of Pueblo, Colorado, Myala Arrellano of La Junta, and a new sister to be born in May; grandparents, Joe and Martha Gonzales of Las Animas, Marge Whattler of Las Animas, and Esperanza Estrada of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dave Whattler; uncle, Mike Montoya; and beloved dogs, Chucho and Holly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Danielle Gonzales Memorial Fund in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado, 81054 or First National Bank, 535 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO, 81054.

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