Benito Gonzalez, age 90, of Grandview, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Benito was born April 5, 1931, in Texas. On November 28, 1965, Benito married the love of his life, Evarista. They made their home and raised their children in Grandview. Benito worked as a field laborer for many years. He enjoyed walking, dancing, singing, cruising, going to the casino, and we can’t forget he loved his chicken nuggets and strawberry milkshakes. Benito was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Benito is survived by three daughters, Rosie Collins (Michael), Emma Gonzales, Christy Rodriguez; one step daughter, Paula Garces, two sons, Benito Jr. Gonzales (Sara), Enrique Gonzales (Rosario); 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Maria de La Luz Trevino, Clara M. Gonzalez Salas and Maria M. Gonzalez and one brother, Silverio M. Gonzalez. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evarista Gonzalez, his parents, Martin & Emeteria Gonzalez and brothers, Jose Gonzalez, Alfredo Gonzalez, Francisco Gonzalez, Roberto M. Gonzalez and one sister Maria Consuelo Gonzalez. A special thanks to family and friends for all their support. We express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Heartlinks Hospice and all their staff for their extraordinary care of our father.
Viewing and Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview, WA. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Those wishing to sign Benito's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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