The family of Guadalupe “Lupe” Gonzales will gather to recite the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Mass will be celebrated in honor of Lupe’s life of 73 years at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, with Father Rudi Crasta officiating. We invite you to visit www.memorialdesigners.net to sign his virtual guestbook.
On January 27, 1949, Lupe was born to Nicanor and Faustina (Solis) Gonzales in Slaton, TX.
As a young man, Lupe developed a love for baseball and enjoyed playing the game so much that he joined the Wilson Missions baseball team, where he played pitcher.
Lupe started working at a very young age at Tom & Bingo’s BBQ. He then worked for several years at Ben Grantham’s Meat Packing Co. Lupe spent the majority of his career as a glass installer and was well known among the automotive industry in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. He worked for Quality Auto Glass for several years. Before his retirement, he worked for Jim Potts Auto Glass and formed friendships with his coworkers and customers.
In 1967 Lupe was smitten when he first met Ruby Chapa, whom he would later marry on August 1st, 1970. After meeting and marrying the love of his life, he was introduced to the game of golf. Once he was bitten by the golf bug, he found that he was quite good at the game. Lupe joined the Pan American Golf Association and participated in several tournaments. Lupe’s favorite pastime was watching sports and spending time with his family. He was a loyal lifetime fan of the 49’ers and loved to watch the game on tv when he wasn’t watching golf.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby C. Gonzales; daughters, Monica Valderaz and Kimberly Honesto and husband Seth; grandchildren, Ashley Valderaz, Aden Valderaz, Sierra Honesto, and Kruz Honesto; and siblings, Santos Gonzales, Arthur Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales; Anita Garcia, Natalie Johnson, Olivia Gutierrez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Ambrosio Gonzales; Stella Jimenez; Nieves Gonzales; Enrique Gonzales; Martin Gonzales, and Norma Jean Gonzales.