Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Eugene B Gonzales
Eugene “Gene” B. Gonzales, 70 of Albuquerque, NM, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lovelace Hospital, where he was surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 31, 1947, in Albuquerque to Gene and Ferminia “Minnie”, the second of three children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Christine Gonzales of Albuquerque, NM, their children Geoffrey (Hope) Gonzales of Denver, CO and Amy Gonzales (Rodney Montgomery) of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren Jasmine, Adrien, and Venessa of Denver, CO, Anna and Amaya of Albuquerque, NM; sister Anita Gonzales and her children Kimberly Mishos and Jedediah Glaser of Albuquerque, NM; Sisters-in-Law Madeleine Hiester (David) of Rockwall, TX and Pamela Rothlein (Andrew) of Chappaqua, NY. He is pre deceased by his brother, Richard Gonzales.
Eugene was a proud veteran of the USAF and served in the Vietnam War as a Medic.  He and Christine met while they were assigned to Torrejon AF Base, and married on December 5, 1970 in Madrid, Spain.  After their service in the military, they settled down in Albuquerque to raise Geoffrey and Amy.
Gene’s passion for the NY Yankees and the Green Bay Packers was a well-known phenomenon to his family and friends.  He was also an enthusiastic gardener.
Gene’s passing has left a noticeable void in the lives of his friends and family.  He was loved by all and is already sorely missed.
His Family would like to extend a special thank you to the extraordinary staff of Lovelace Hospital Downtown, who brought care and comfort to Eugene.
Contributions in Eugene B. Gonzales’ memory may be made to the DAV, Albuquerque Regional Office.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque
225 San Mateo NE


Margo Simmons January 09, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for your recent loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have always received comfort from the Bibles’ word at Philippians 4:7 which reads “and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus”. I hope you can receive comfort from these words as well. Margo Simmons

Trudy Nowell January 10, 2018

Panama City Beach , Florida

Dear Gonzales family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Eugene. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find the comfort from the Scriptures at John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God promises a resurrection of our loved ones through his son Christ Jesus. And then the wonderful hope in the near future to the end of all the causes for our sufferings including sickness and death promised at Revelation 21:3-5. When I've lost loved ones these Scriptures have comforted me as I hope they will help your family also. In your time of need may God's loving arms surround your family during this most difficult time of your lives. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.

M.W. January 12, 2018

Dear Gonzales Family, I just wanted to take this time and express how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is something that is so hard to deal with. Sometimes, we may even feel hopeless and as if there is no one that can understand our pain. But there is someone we can turn to. Our Heavenly Father can help us through all sorts of trials. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 tells us that God is "God of all comfort." At your lowest point, turn to God for help and continue to pray to him. I hope this scripture can bring you some form of comfort.