Paul entered this life on August 18, 1949. He was born to Santana and Francisca (DeLa Garza) Gonzales in Snyder, TX. He departed this life on November 15, 2021. Paul had four sisters, the older sisters never called him by his name, simply calling him "boy" as he was the only boy in the family at the time: later, calling him by his name, Paul. He attended school in Snyder and Lubbock. Although Paul struggled with a physical ailment throughout his life, his endeavor was to work as much and as often as he could. At Paul's last working position, he was recognized as Employee of the Year, 6 years in a row, for his excellent work ethic. Paul was kind, patient, and when not troubled by his health, was a soft-spoken and quiet friend. He enjoyed classic rock, action movies, and was always present at family get-togethers, enjoying mom's recipes almost as much as the visiting.
When Paul lived in Snyder, Texas he was very independent and enjoyed his music, lots of vinyl and tapes, rock and roll! He was a hard worker and needed to stay busy. Paul was a great man of honor and a true gentleman. Very kind, loving, and respectful man. Family was always very dear to him, he loved everyone, just excepted everyone just like you were. A special memory is when Paul came to Seattle to visit, he liked the rain, said it was peaceful and quiet. We went to the Seattle Center, and up the Space Needle, Paul said he never seen anything like that; he had so much fun. Paul was walking on his own and had lots of great times here in Seattle.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Santana and Francisca; a brother, Eloy Gonzales; and a sister, Lenore Gonzales-Torrez. He is survived by his four sisters: Naomi Brito, of Lubbock; Juanita Visitacion, of Seattle, WA; Viviana Arguello, of Plainview; and Olga Chamberlain, of Midland; and a slew of nieces and nephews and their offspring (38 to be exact). They knew him as Uncle Paul. Our brother will be greatly missed by everyone he touched in this life. Pablo, no more suffering you earned your wings and crown. We are glad you are at peace, and we love you.
Paul will be laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Gardens, Snyder, TX, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:30 AM.