Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Edward J. Gomez


Gallup, NM


Eduardo "Eddie" J. Gomez.



February 25, 1933 -- February 4, 2018


Eduardo "Eddie" J. Gomez, 84, of Gallup, passed away to his Father's arms on Sunday February 4th, 2018, in Albuquerque surrounded by his loving wife and the people he loved.   He was born February 25, 1933 in Gallup, NM to Joe Gomez and Beatrice Espinoza.


Eddie is survived by his wife and best friend, Betty Jean Gomez.  They were married for 66 years.  He is also survived by his daughters Marilyn R. Gomez and Evelyn (Joe) Rangel, son Johnny (Gina) Gomez; 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grand Children; Siblings Sylvia Laycock, Pauline (Freddie) Lucero, Nona (Lawrence) Baca, Lilly Valdez, Joe (Darlene) Espinoza, Bernice (Paul) Chavez, and Flora Gomez.


Eddie was proceeded in death by his parents and numerous siblings. 


Eddie the patriarch of the family epitomized life lived for his family.  He was an example of work ethic and pride; committed to his marriage and being a father.  Eddie loved his grandchildren and Betty was the absolute pride of his life. 


Eddie graduated from Gallup High School, married the love of his life in 1952 and joined the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War as a Gunner. 


He worked for PNM for a number of years until venturing into the world of business where he and his wife took a risk becoming very successful entrepreneur's.  He and betty owned and operated the Indian Den for over 50 years. 


Eddie enjoyed traveling with his family, eating and visiting.  He never met a stranger and he always had a story to share. 


Eddie will be missed by his family.  A Rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m. and a Mass celebrating Eddie’s life at 11 a.m. on February 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 415 E. Green Ave, Gallup, NM with a reception to follow.


Eddies care is entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home; 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.





John p Delgado February 06, 2018

Longtime friend Gallup , New Mexico

John and Geri Delgado like to pay my condolences to the family nice man to talk to tell jokes discuss business

Scott and Pamela Carnell February 07, 2018

Step daughter of Evelyn Rangel Fort Stickton , Texas

Our condolences to Betty and Evelyn and the family in your loss.

Laura Yazzie (Francis & Sarah’s daughter) February 08, 2018

Friend Columbus , Georgia

My condolences to the beautiful Gomez Family. My heart is broken here in GA, hearing of this. May the good Lord comfort you. He called for a precious kind man to come home. Walk on in peace, Mr. Gomez. Thank you for your kindness.

Kim Burd February 10, 2018

Well-Wisher Newark , Delaware

To The Family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find a measure of comfort knowing that very soon God promises to end suffering and also "death will be no more". (Revelation 21:3,4) www.jw.org