Evarista Gonzalez age 88, of Grandview, WA passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 11, 2021. Evarista was born January 8, 1933 in Edinburg, TX the daughter Margarita Garces. She received her early education through the 8th grade in Edinburg, TX. In 1962 Evarista and her family moved to Washington State where she met and later married Benito Gonzales on November 28, 1965 in Grandview, WA. They made their home and raised their children in Grandview. Evarista worked as a filed laborer for many years then later in life as a cook for Smith Elementary in Grandview, WA. She enjoyed sewing, yard sales, crocheting and doing word search books. She also loved her 2 beloved canine companions Lassie and Chiquita. Evarista was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Guadalupanas.
Evarista is survived by her husband Benito Gonzalez of Grandview, WA, three daughters Paula Garces, Emma Gonzales, Christy Rodriguez, two sons Benito Jr. Gonzales (Sara), Enrique Gonzales (Rosario), twenty Grandchildren, forty Great Grandchildren and one Great-Great Grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers Juan Moralez (Julia), Manuel Morales (Lidya) and five nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margarita Morales and one sister Sobeida Garces.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Grandview, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview, WA with burial to follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Those wishing to sign Evarista's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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