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Julia Gonzales

February 17, 1937 — April 9, 2021

Big Bend National Park

Julia Gonzales 84, entered eternal rest on April 9, 2021. There will be a funeral Mass Friday, April 16, at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon (Unfortunately limited to family due to Covid restrictions). Interment will be at the Marathon Cemetery, where all are welcomed. She was born in Marathon, Texas to Domingo and Rosa Briseno on Feb 17th, 1937. She attended school and grew up in Marathon, Texas. She later married Jose Gonzales June 13th, 1970, where they spent 50 years of their life in Big Bend National Park. Julia started working in book keeping at the park. She later went to work as a clerk at the Basin campground store. Then finally she worked as a postmaster for the Panther Junction Post Office. Julia being a proud grandmother, spent 2 years of her life from 2008-2010 in California to care for her grandchild Elijah. Besides contributing to the park over the years and being a great grandmother, Julia most importantly did the work of the lord through being a devoted Catholic. She was a lifelong parishioner at St, Mary’s Catholic Church. Julia’s hobbies included her love for family, her church, and friends. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and cooking. She is preceded in death by her father and mother Domingo and Rosa Briseno, her brother Elisseo Briseno, and her sister Mary Briseno Dutchover. Julia is survived by her husband Jose Gonzales, her daughters Rosie Turner (son-in-law, Kerry Turner) and Celina Bartley (son-in-law, Donnie Bartley), her brothers Fidel and Jesse Briseno, and her only grandchild Elijah Bartley. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon, Texas located at 300 N Avenue C

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Praying of the Most Holy Rosary

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary Mission Catholic Church

300 N. Avenue C, Marathon, TX 79842

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Funeral Mass

Friday, April 16, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary Mission Catholic Church

300 N. Avenue C, Marathon, TX 79842

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, April 16, 2021

Alpine Memorial Funeral Home

TX

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