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Robert Gonzalez

April 28, 1953 — July 24, 2023

It is with an uplifting spirit that we celebrate the life of Robert “Bob” Gonzalez, a compassionate soul who filled the world with his ingenuity, talent, and wit. Born on April 28, 1953, in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, Robert's journey was one that spanned many moments of laughter, love, and lasting memories. For fifty years, he made his home in Safford, Arizona, where he shared his talents for over 30 years as a hardworking diesel mechanic. Then later in life becoming a licensed thoroughbred and quarter horse trainer in Arizona and New Mexico. Robert was a man of many talents, each one enriching the lives of those around him. He was a gifted mechanic and horseman. But beyond his professional prowess, Robert had a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary. He found peace in casting a line out on the water, or throwing a few back with his closest friends. In the kitchen, Robert’s creativity truly shone, his culinary creations a testament to his talent and passion. Above all, Robert found joy in his family. His love for his children evolved into a profound adoration for his grandchildren as he grew older, their laughter and smiles bringing him the greatest happiness. Robert is survived by his daughters, Claudia and Laura Gonzalez; his sons, Robert (Jessica) and Andrew (Jacqueline) Gonzalez; his grandchildren, Ian, Owen, Dayman, Evvie, Lou, Aubrie, and Wade Gonzalez; his sisters, Georgina Ornelas Gonzalez, Marisela Gonzalez, and Sofia Weaver; and his brothers, Jose and Hugo Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roberto Gonzalez and Paulina Simental Rascon; his brother, Manrique Gonzalez; his son, Jorge Luis Gonzalez; and his grandson, Ray Gonzalez. Robert's passing on July 24, 2023, leaves a void that will be filled with the memories of his compassionate nature, his creative soul, his talent, and his witty spirit. As we remember Robert Gonzalez, let us celebrate his life and the joy he brought to everyone he knew. We invite you to share your memories and upload photos to the memorial page as a way to honor Robert's life and the love he shared with us all. A celebration of life will be held at “The Hill” in the fall.
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Bob's Celibration of Life - Honoring His Legacy

Saturday, October 7, 2023

11:00pm - 1:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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