Consuelo Dominguez Gonzalez was born in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico on October 21, 1934. She was the second youngest of thirteen children. She is survived by 7 Daughters: Alicia Uribe and her Husband, Joe Uribe and their children, Joe Jr and Rachel Uribe; Rosa Valenzuela and her children, Andrew, Jessica, and Jasmine Valenzuela; Gloria Gonzalez and her son, Finn Gonzalez-Busse; Silvia Browne and her Daughter, Crystal Ortiz-Gonzalez; Anna Persons, her Husband Bo Persons and their Daughter Savannah Persons; Nena Livingston, her Husband Jim Livingston and their children, Casey Lozano, Miguel Alarcon Jr, Matthew, Amy, and Sydney Livingston; Carolina Gonzalez and her Daughter Courtney Battieste. She is also survived by six great grandchildren: Michael Gutierrez; Antonio, Lucas, Aleyah, Blake Uribe; Alexander Valenzuela. She also has many Nephews, Nieces, and Cousins.
She was preceded by her parents, Juan Dominguez and Felicitas Ibarra; her Husband Bonifacio Leyva Gonzalez; one Daughter Aide Gonzalez; four grandchildren: Cody Lozano, Brandon, Brittnee, and Kenney Browne Jr; and eleven sisters and one brother.
Consuelo married Bonifacio Gonzalez at a young age of nineteen. Searching for better opportunities, they managed to migrate to Southern California in the early 60’s with three Daughters at the time. She had a passion for gardening and wherever she called home, she managed to grow some beautiful plants and flowers. When she traveled, she always admired local plants and flowers, especially yellow ones, her favorite color. Although she had a job outside of the home, she always cooked homemade tortillas and delicious meals for her girls and Husband. In 1984, they retired and moved South to a small town in West Texas – Eldorado with their three youngest daughters. There she was very active in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and enjoyed attending mass on Sunday’s and Spanish service on Monday nights. They then moved to Watauga, Texas in 1998. After losing her Husband in 2004, she began to gradually lose her memory due to dementia. In 2010, her family made the decision to move her to Denver, CO where three of her Daughters resided. She lived independently until 2013. She moved into various memory care facilities and despite of her language barrier, she always made friends and was well loved by all of her caretakers. She was very feisty and loved to make people laugh. Consuelo also loved to listen to music. Another one of her favorite times of the year was holidays as often one of her sisters would visit and together with their children, they would prepare wonderful feasts and memories for the entire family.
Consuelo lost her beloved Husband on their 50th wedding anniversary on January 28, 2004. She remained a devoted Wife by his bedside until the end. She reunited with him on what would have been his 89th birthday April 21, 2020. They were tremendously loved by their daughters and grandchildren. She was a wonderful Mother, mentor and role model filled with determination, perseverance, and amazing work ethic. She taught her girls to be very independent women who can overcome any adversity. The Gonzalez girls will carry on their legacy of family togetherness, love for all people from all backgrounds, and they hope to continue to make their parents proud.
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