American Veteran 04

Federico "Fred" O. Gonzalez

April 27, 1950 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

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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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 4, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
City View Memoriam
1001 E 11th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 5, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Ann's Catholic Church
400 E 2119 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Military Honors
Friday
June 5, 2020

12:40 PM
Lake Hills Memorial Park
10555 So State St
Sandy, UT 84070

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