In memory of
Mary Louise Gonzales, 92 of Fountain Valley, CA, passed away on September 7, 2019. She was born as Marilyn Louise Rush on December 25, 1926. She was the wife of her late husband, Frank A. Gonzales, for 71 years. The passing of her husband and best friend was a tremendous loss to her. She is survived by her daughters, Chris Elliott and her husband Dick, Nancy La Ruffa and her husband Ron, Cathe Erickson and her husband Jim, and her sister Lois. Mary was the loving grandmother to six grandchildren, Stephanie, Eric, Brian, Matt, Jennifer and Jamie and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by grandson Michael. Mary graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles. She married Frank when he was training to become a pilot in the Army Air Corps. She later worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Frank's trucking business. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne for many years and served as secretary for the Sunday School and was active in the Women's Circle, making many lasting friendships. She was currently a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley. Mary and Frank enjoyed traveling in their RV, seeing new places and fishing. She loved stitchery, reading and doing puzzles. Mary most enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her home, Mary hosted many family events and created an environment where family members felt wanted and loved. She taught her daughters and their families the importance of family values and pride in their achievements. She enriched our lives in many ways and we will miss her more than words can say. A memorial service will be held on September 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley.
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