Federico O Gonzalez, 70, passed away on May 27 th , 2020 at the George E. Wahlen Department
of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born on April 27 th , 1950 in Jalisco, Mexico to Jose
and Jesus Gonzalez.
Fred served in the Utah Air National Guard for 34 years and participated in countless
deployments throughout his career. He was proud to serve and defend his adopted country and
did so with distinction. He also had a 34-year career with the Utah Transit Authority
accumulating numerous awards and accomplishments.
Fred married his wife JoAnn Gonzalez on June 17 th , 1978. They remained constant and devoted
companions to the very end.
He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for camping, fishing, and hunting. The outdoors is
where he felt his greatest peace. In later life, he enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of tending to
his garden and being surrounded by his loving grandchildren. He was an enthusiastic Utah Jazz
fan and had grown to love the game of basketball.
He’s survived by his wife JoAnn Gonzalez, son Fred Gonzalez, daughter Teresa Pollas, as well as
grandchildren Kayla, Alyssa, Adrianna, Amanda, Gabriel, Brian, and Luis.
A viewing will be held at City View Memorial Mortuary, 1001 East 11 th Avenue, on Thursday,
June 4 th at 6 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 5 at 11 AM at St. Ann's Catholic
Church, 2119 S 400 E, Salt Lake, UT. Burial will follow with full military honors at the Lake Hills
Memorial Park, 10055 State St, Sandy, UT.
Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, Grantsville
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