Lugardita "Lugie" Gonzales, 84, went to be with our Lord on Monday, December 28, 2020.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Paul Gonzales; parents Antonio and Erma Griego; brother Tony Griego; and sister MaryAnn Mora.
Lugardita is survived by her children: Steve Gonzales, Chris (Hillary) Gonzales, Matthew Gonzales, Dorothy (Joe) Sauceda, Eileen (Jay) Johnston; sister Virginia (Dell) Dalesandro; 4 grandchildren: Reme Sauceda, Sophie Sauceda, Hailey Gonzales, Alex Gonzales; and 2 great-grandchildren: Mireya Sauceda and Pharren Gachupin.
Lugie enjoyed her work as a preschool teacher's aid for over 15 years. She was happiest when surrounded by her children and family.
She loved singing in the church choir at St. Frances Xavier Church, as well as dancing with her husband at the Sr. Citizen dances.
Lugie made many crochet items that she lovingly gave to friends and family.
Lugardita's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm at Salazar Mortuary located at 400 Third St. SW, 87102. Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Church located at 820 Broadway Blvd. NE, 87102 at 9am. Lugie's burial will take place at 10:00 am at Mount Calvary Cemetery located at 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, 87102.
Mass will be livestreamed via Salazar Mortuary's Facebook page - you do NOT need an account to view the live-streamed event. Please click the links below at the scheduled time.
Due to the COVID restrictions set in place by the Governor masks are MANDATORY to attend Lugardita's services. Salazar Mortuary has a capacity of 5people allowed inside at one time. The Church currently has a capacity of 75 people. Mount Calvary Cemetery allows for immediate family only to be at the grave side and asks that all other attendees stand back and practice social distancing.
Pallbearers will be Paulette Mora, Mark Mora, Michael Mora, Gene Griego, Reme Sauceda, and Mario Loya.
The family would like contributions to be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude.
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