Felix G. Gomez

Felix G. Gomez Sr., 91, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013 surrounded by his family. Felix was born in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on February 8, 1922 to Candido Gomez and Jesse Cortez. He married his beloved wife, Agatha Romero, on February 3, 1946 and were married for 67 glorious years. Together they had five children: Pauline, Carla, Rosalie, Viola and Felix Jr. Felix served our country in WWII and he was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.). They moved to Tooele, Utah in 1948 to seek employment with The Tooele Army Depot where Felix retired after 35 years of civilian service. Felix served on the Tooele City Police Reserve for seven years. He was a member of the St. Marguerites Catholic Church. Felix and Agatha shared a love of dancing and brightened up the dance hall with their grace and beauty. He also loved fishing, gardening, hunting, camping, playing blackjack in Wendover, spending time with family and friends and was an avid Utah Jazz fan. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Felix is preceded in death by his daughter Pauline, his father, Candido Gomez, his mother, Jesse Cortez, his sister Betty Herrera and his brothers Orlando Cortez and Bernabe Martinez. He is survived by his loving wife, Agatha, his daughters, Carla (Wayde) Hamilton, Rosalie (Garry) Poloskey, Viola (Randy) Crebs, his son, Felix Jr. (Debbie), his sisters Viola Rivera and Loretta Bailon and his brothers Leroy Cortez and Ernest Gomez. He has 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Joe Bittman for his loving friendship and to Barbara from Harmony Hospice for her loving support during this difficult time. Services will be held at St. Marguerites Catholic Church, 15 S. 7th Street, Tooele. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be Thursday, July 18th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grandpa Gomez, I will forever miss your smile and your little laugh. I will miss your stories of the war and of you growing up in Taos. You are a hero to me. I love you. Your granddaughter, Marianne

Anonymous said...

I will miss you grandpa. I always loved how you thought I was in the war with you when we talked. Your great grandson, Adam Hollien

Anonymous said...

Thanks Grandpa for always taking me to get haircuts while I was growing up. Love you. You're grandson, Jared

Anonymous said...

Grandpa Gomez, As the mass to celebrate your life draws close tonight, I am unable to attend however, I am happy that I made the decision to come and say goodbye in person that Friday before Sunday when Jesus greeted you to his kingdom, once again. I want you to know that you are the pillar of what a Grandfather is to a grandson! The teachings and love you displayed to Matthew will forever be in my heart. The times that you spent together were the most special of times. Thank you for being a fine example of what a man is and teaching your grandson to be the very best he can be. Because of you he will always have wonderful memories of a truly stellar role model! We were all enriched with the humor you had here on earth that you shared with us so well, when he laughed with you it was contagious and fun! I am so glad I knew you, rest in peace Grandpa Gomez. Until we meet again!

Ranchos de Taos, Leroy Cortez y Familia said...

Please accept our condolences to my brothers family, may God be with you all during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace mi hermano.