Debbie Sue Gonzales
Died: Thursday Dec-20-2018
Funeral: Saturday Dec-29-2018
Morrison Funeral Home
188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Debbie Sue Gonzales 63, of Burley, Idaho passed away on December 20, 2018 at her home.
Debbie was born on November 22, 1955 in Burley, Idaho she is the daughter of Reta Jane Prescott Thurston and Robert Keith Thurston. Debbie was a fiery red head that was known to cause a bit of mischief from time to time. Debbie attended school in Cassia County and the College Of Southern Idaho.
Debbie was married David Flores Gonzales on July 20th 1973. When they were first married they moved to Texas for just a short time and then returned to Burley, Idaho. Together they have six children, Melissa, Jennifer, Jeric, Matthew, Dane & Nicole.
Debbie worked many different jobs thought out the years such as working state potato inspection, and working in at Del Monte. Seamstress was mom’s true talent and amazing gift, she found her passion for sewing in her youth often times cutting out (not correctly) projects to sew out pieces of fabric that were meant for other projects. Debbie loved to share her talent with others, for many years she taught sewing classes, made wedding & prom dresses, even motorcycle seat covers you name it she most likely has made it, she made long lasting friendships with her gifts. Driving School bus was another one of mom’s top jobs, this job gave mom the opportunity to go on many different trips with her children, she had many different routes thorough out the years hauling kids to school thus allowing her to be a friend to many others, she was heartbroken when she was no longer able to do this job, however her most loved job was being a wife mother and grandmother.
Debbie, was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many various positions in the Church throughout her life, her favorite calling was working in the Primary.
Debbie is survived by her husband, David Flores Gonzales, her children Melissa Quilantan (Ron Yoshida),
Jennifer (John) George, Jeric (Magdala) Gonzales, Matthew Gonzales, Dane (Sarah)Gonzales, and Nicole (Russell)Corina, and Grandchildren Justin, Roldee, Brandon, Ethan, Ashley, Chase, Dylan, Tyce, Jaxson, Gavin, Remmington, Paisley, Brayden, Garrison, Brighton and Xavier. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother Reta, father Robert, Brother Allen and one Grandson Aaron Quilantan.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Burley West Stake Center, 2420 Park Ave with Bishop Ty Jones, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 2:00 until 2:45 on Saturday at the church prior to the funeral. Services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.
Condolences for Debbie Sue Gonzales
From: Terri Smith
My heart is breaking for David and her kids. Debbie was one of my first friends I made when we moved to Burley and we shared many fun times together raising our kids. She was so kind and loving and we loved to laugh at life!! Time and circumstances often separate those we love, but I have always considered Debbie to be a true and dear friend. God Bless your family. My dearest thoughts and prayers to you all.
From: Tressa Toner
A time of sorrow, remembrance and reflection for my sweet cousin.
So many memories throughout the years...
Little girls playing in grandmothers kitchen, feeding the neighbors goats grass and many other things that proved goats would eat anything – laughter, giggles and always a good time, as we shared many experiences and life together.
Debbie had a quick and witty sense of humor followed by an infectious laugh that brought joy into the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She was blessed with many talents that she loved to share with others and she could create anything and everything. Her sweet personality touched all that had the privilege of knowing her.
She will be missed and heaven is blessed!
Many blessings, prayers and love to Her dear family.
From: Stacey Winningham
Truly one of the most amazing women that I have ever had the privilege of calling my friend!! She would do anything for anyone out of the goodness of her heart, expecting nothing in return. She was amazingly talented with a sewing machine, I wish I had learned more from her. We are going to miss her more than can be imagined. Will love you Debbie always and forever
From: Karla Tarbet
Melissa — I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Zya Egan McKenzie
Gonzales family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She Was a great lady! I remember her being my bus driver, and taking classes with her at CSI.
She will be missed by all who's lives she touched!
From: Heathet Jones
SO Sorry to hear....prayers!!!!
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