ALICE - Benito S. Gonzalez, 52, passed away February 20, 2008 in a Corpus Christi hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born November 21, 1955 in Alice to Natividad and Emeteria Gonzalez. He was a retired oilfield worker and enjoyed doing mechanic work. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Natividad Gonzalez Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Zuniga-Gonzalez of Alice; his father, Natividad Gonzalez of Alice; two stepdaughters, Irma Longoria and Rebecca Lopez, both of Kingsville; one son, Benito Gonzalez Jr; a nephew raised as a son, Rolando (Aurora) Guerra of Alice; two stepsons, Daniel (Mary) Lara of Alice and Johnny (Josie) Zuniga of Kingsville; one sister, Sylvia (Rolando) Guerra of Alice; one sister-in-law, Hilda Gonzalez of Alice; one brother, Mauro (Diana) Gonzalez of Alice; numerous grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Savannah Zuniga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2008 until 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Private family burial will follow at a later date.

Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

- Paid obituary