Tillie Gonzales Velasquez was born June 15, 1925, in Los Valdeses, Colo. She passed away on May 24, 2021, in Walla Walla, Wash., three weeks shy of her 96th birthday. She was the daughter of Anita E. and Jose Benigno Gonzales of Los Valdeses, Colo.
She is survived by John D. Velasquez, her husband of 73 years. She is also survived by two daughters, Cindy (Eric) Byrd and Lorraine (Kelly) Grebb, and two sons, Dale (Kathy) and Ben (Elaine). She came from a large family, so she is also survived by four siblings, Bernice Field, Vertina Hernandez, JoAnn (Phil) Sanz and Frank (Dolores) Gonzales, as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 645 Pine St., Del Norte. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 645 Pine St., Del Norte, Colorado, on Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m.