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Rafelita Roybal Gonzales
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1920
Taos County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2011
Albany County
Wyoming, USA

Rafelita Gonzales, 90, Laramie, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her residence.

She was born June 14, 1920, in Taos, N.M., to Federico and Adelaide (Valdez) Roybal. She was the oldest of three children. In 1940, she married Eduardo Gonzales of Taos and had eight children. The couple moved their family to Laramie in 1950.

As a wife and mother, she devoted the greatest part of her life to the care of her family. She enjoyed flower gardening, bingo, gambling and cooking for her family. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren; her good friend, Flora Medina; and her sister-in-law and best friend, Rose Martinez, from El Prado, N.M.

She was a member of St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church, Our Ladies of Guadalupe Group, VFW and the Latin American Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eduardo; her brother, Ruben Teodoro Roybal; her sister, Ofelia Roybal Lucero; her children, Arthur Gonzales, Adelaida Gonzales Woodward and Diana Gonzales Clymer; her grandson, Charles Woodward; and her granddaughter, Paula Morones.

She is survived by her sons, Edward (Angie) Gonzales, of Pueblo, Colo., Fred Gonzales, of Cheyenne, Alonzo (Sue) Gonzales, of Laramie; her daughters, Annabelle Gonzales Wurth and Fabby Gonzales, both of Laramie; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed, always loved and never forgotten. Rest in peace. Love you always; your children, grandchildren, family; and your puppy, Fabu.

A vigil and rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church. Funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church with the Rev. Father James Schumacher, celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Join the family in celebrating her life with lunch at the Albany County Fairgrounds following services.

A visitation will be from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, go to

Family links: 
  Frederico Roybal (1895 - 1982)
  Eduardo Gonzales (1913 - 1991)*
  Fred R. Gonzales (1947 - 2015)*
  Diana Estephanita Gonzales Clymer (1950 - 2011)*
  Rafelita Roybal Gonzales (1920 - 2011)
  Ruben Teodoro Roybal (1922 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenhill Cemetery
Albany County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Row N Lot 25 Space 7
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Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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