Julia Gonzalez

November 11, 1935 - January 4, 2022
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You left us beautiful memories Your love is still our guide,

Although we cannot see you,

You’re always at our side.


Our beloved mother was called home by our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Julia Godina Gonzalez was born on November 11, 1935, and lived a long and fruitful life. Our family matriarch, mom devoted all her time to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed Sunday family gatherings, listening to Marco Antonio Solis, Juan Gabriel, and Sunday mass on her iPad, and tending to the many plants in her garden, especially her roses.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Lorenzo and Refugio Godina, her younger sister, Juanita Godina, her husband, Francisco L. Gonzalez, and her youngest son, Gerardo Gonzalez. We take comfort in knowing that she is now with our dad and our little brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Nora (Jorge) Mendoza, San Juanita Gonzalez, Elsa Rebecca Gonzalez, Alma Delia (Richard) Perales, Irma Graciela (Eddie) Saldivar, Sandra Lewis Gonzalez (Gerardo +) and by her remaining son, Gonzalo (Felipa) Gonzalez; her grandchildren, Marcos (Amanda), Eduardo, Alejandro (Chloe) Mendoza, Celina (Felipe) Menchaca, Jackie (Jose) Vega and Gonzalo (Roxanna) Gonzalez, Eddie Ill, Ilynne and Ian Saldivar, Julio C. Mendez and Olivia Perales, Jennifer, Kenneth, Joshua (Tyrah) Swisher and 7 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Virginia Garza, Tina Vela, Jose Godina, Simon Godina and Anastacio Godina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank her visiting nurse, Anita Pacheco of Heavenly Nurses, the hospice nurses from Nurses On Wheels, and the fourth-floor nurses of Doctors Hospital for the care and compassion they bestowed on our mother: we would especially like to thank our family member who was also her health care provider, Sylvia R. Godina for her extending care and companionship to our mother for many years.

Our mother will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will be receiving guests on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Timeline for Julia Gonzalez

Born: November 11, 1935
June 22, 2020
Lorenzo and Tia Julia
Lorenzo and Tia Julia
February 14, 2015
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Died: January 4, 2022

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Terry posted on 1/9/22

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Terry Godina posted on 1/9/22

My deepest condolences to my cousins - the Gonzalez Family… my Tia was a beautiful soul as I remember her full of laughter and always giving advice an inspiration to everyone she came in contact with…she will be dearly missed…heaven just gained a a pair of wings …R.I.P. Tia…


Juanita Mendoza posted on 1/9/22

My sincere condolences to my cousins during this difficult time ? We will always remember her as as happy, full of life, caring and most of all a beautiful person ❤️ No words can express the sadness for the loss of a family member. May God comfort your family during this sad time. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” - unknown author ~Fernando & Juanita Mendoza ~


matthew godina posted on 1/6/22

My dad would tell me some amazing stories about you.You always made my dad smile.The last time i had talked to you was right before your dad's funeral.I will always regret not talking to you about our family history.You are with my mom,my sister Virginia,my brother Joseph and your parents.To my Aunt Julia's kids and grandkids please keep the faith and always remember your mom.Amen.


Maria Patricia Mendoza posted on 1/6/22

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Agustin Mendoza posted on 1/6/22

Our most deepest condolences,may she rest in peace.mr&Mrs agustin Mendoza sr,Jr.


Celia G. Gonzalez posted on 1/6/22

My deepest sympathies for your loss at this sad time my dear cousins. Another bright light has been diminished within the family. In loving memory, I will miss your mother’s wonderful storytelling of all the yesteryears that have gone by. I will miss her great laughter, humbleness and generosity. Our Grandma Virginia has taught her well. Your beautiful mother will be greatly missed. RIP Sweet Tia Julia, and Go with God. ???


Celia G. Gonzalez posted on 1/6/22

In memory of Julia Gonzalez, Celia G. Gonzalez lit a candle