Joe A. Gonzales…March 19, 1936 – April 6, 2018



A Mass of Christian burial for Pueblo resident, formerly of Lamar, Joe A. Gonzales will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday April 12, 2018 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar.

A rosary service for Joe will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday April 11, 2018 also at the Catholic Church led by Mary Alba.

Visitation for Joe will be held at the Peacock Family Chapel from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday April 11, 2018.

Joe A. Gonzales, affectionately known to many as Brother Lou, was born on March 19, 1936 in Lamar, Colorado to Francisco and Frances Alvarado-Gonzales and departed this life on Friday April 6, 2018 in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 82.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; by three children – Johnny, Jesse, and Annabelle Gonzales; and by his siblings – Tommie Estrada, Mike Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales; Frank Gonzales and Rudy Munez.

Joe is survived by four children – Linda Clark of Denver; JoAn Navarro of Denver; Mona (Eustaquio) Casillas of Pueblo and Louie Gonzales of Lamar; by 17 grandchildren; 47 Great Grandchildren and by one brother – John (Annabelle) Munez of Lamar as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends to include a special friend Rosio Badillo, CNA.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Joe Gonzales Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Visitation and funeral services for Joe A. Gonzales are under the direction of the Peacock Funeral Home. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at

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