Luz Maria Gonzales


Luz Maria Gonzales

Luz Maria Gonzales, age 74 of Ellisforde died May 8, 2013 at home. She was born November 19, 1938 in Ibarra, Guanajuato, Mexico to Bruno and Juanita (Rodriguez) Flores.

In August 1955 she married Cirilo Gonzales in Texas. They moved to Ellisforde in 1962 and in 1977 moved to their home where she resided. Luz worked for many years as an apple packer in different warehouses. A major accomplishment for her was becoming a U.S. citizen. She studied very hard for this and was proud of this achievement. She was a board member of the farmworker clinic and a lifetime member of the Okanogan Co-op. Luz loved traveling, walking, gardening, and reading. She enjoyed attending and was a long time member of the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren where she also served as the caretaker for many years

Luz is survined by her husband, Cirilo, at home; children: Delia (Larry) Miller of Osoyoos; Magda Bradburn of Tonasket; Nora Gonzales of Centralia; Abel (Jan) Gonzales of Tonasket; Eva Gonzales of Ellisforde and Robert Gonzales of Ellisforde; brothers: Robert Flores of California; Bill Flores of Spokane; Johnny Flores of Montana; Joe Flores of Spokane; George Chappa of Omak; Simon Chappa of Omak; sisters Helen Flores of Texas and Carmen Cardenas of Brewster and 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren with Pastor James Yaussy Albright officiating. A potluck luncheon will follow. Memorials may be made to Ellisforde Church of Brethren. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Luz’s online guestbook at

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