Ricky Gonzales, 49, of Taos, New Mexico born June 17, 1961, formally of Questa, New Mexico passed away on July 17, 2010 at Holy Cross Hospital due to a lengthy illness.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alejandro and Felicita Gonzales of Questa, brother Alex Gonzales Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is survived by his girlfriend Blanca Leal, Taos; daughter Shawniece, Albuquerque; son Ezekiel, Taos; brother Maurice (Velva) Gonzales Sr., sister Rita Rael (Elizardo), sisterin- law Norma Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Lydia (Juan) Aguirre, nieces and nephews; Maurice Jr. and Edward Gonzales, Albuquerque; Robert (Tanya) and Christopher Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nevada; Lorrie (Joseph) Gutiérrez, Taos; Valerie (Eric) Henderson, Las Vegas, Nevada; Yvonne (Michael) Carmichael, Las Vegas, Nevada; Jerri Lynn (Aaron) Lofink, Las Vegas, Nevada; Rita (Michael) Jackson, Las Vegas, Nevada; Annette (Rodney) Selph Las Vegas, Nevada; Nannette Selph (Paul), Las Vegas, New Mexico; Dixie Selph (Ron), Santa Fe, New Mexico; Felicia Castillo (Joseph), Taos; and lots of other relatives and friends.

Ricky was a newspaper vendor for the Taos News for 18 years.

Memorial Service was July 21, 2010 at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in Questa.

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