Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Eddie `Cayuse` Gonzales
January 04, 1934 -- April 08, 2018

Eddie “Cayuse” Gonzales

Eddie “Cayuse” Gonzales, of Santa Fe, passed peacefully on April 8, at the age of 84.  Cayuse will be remembered for his immense generosity, his extraordinary love and devotion for his family, and his unshakeable faith.  He was preceded in death by parents Libradita and Magdaleno Gonzales; brothers Benny, Jerry and Tony and great-grandson Marcus.  He is survived by sister Viola Valdez, sister-in-law Aurelia Gonzales; children Eddie Gonzales, Jon Gonzales (Cyndie) and Adrianna Duncan (Gary); grandchildren Natasha, Steven (Natalie), Estevan, Tristan, David, Daisy and Michael; great-grandchildren Julian, Jacob, Kyana, Hailey and Madelynn; as well as many nieces, nephews and the Fernandez Clan.  Cayuse honorably served in the United States Navy between 1952 and 1956 and was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from a long career with Santa Fe County in 2000.  Cayuse was nourished by his creative nature and found expression in carving, painting, pottery, jewelry making and other arts & crafts.   He enjoyed spending time in the mountains and found great contentment when fishing. Special thanks would like to be given to the staff of Bee Hive Homes Enchanted Hills and Heartland Health Care.  Funeral Services will take place at St. Anne’s Parish, 511 Alicia St.  The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM and the Funeral Mass to be held at 11:30 am with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors by the US Navy.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Chris Trujillo April 13, 2018

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Eddie, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

T. Commander April 16, 2018

, South Carolina

Please take comfort in the knowledge that God has made a provision for those lost to us in death.  The Bible says, "this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercise faith in him should have life, and I will resurrect him on the last day," (John 6:40).  Jesus gives us hope in the fact that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life. So while we grieve now for those lost in death, the best is yet to come!