Our loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Eva Gonzales returned home to be with our Lord and family on September 2, 1998.
She was born September 8, 1926 in Westwater, Utah to John and Carmen Escandon. She was the first of eleven children. Eva married Abel B. Aragon, now deceased, and they had five children. She later married Monseis S. Gonzales and had one child from this marriage. Eva was surrounded by many family members that loved her caring, kind, and thoughtful personality. Her life was devoted to raising and caring for her family to whom she gave much love and joy. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.She is survived by her father, John Escandon, Wellington; her four sons and two daughters, Abel J. (Linda) Aragon, Price; Becky C. (Jack) Marinos, Helper; Richard N. (Joanie) Aragon, Provo; Arthur J. Aragon, Salt Lake City; James J. Aragon, Salt Lake City; Elena G. Orellana, Price; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; six sisters and three brothers, Lydia Palacios, East Carbon; Bertha Garcia, Salt Lake City; Lena Martinez, Salt Lake City; Louise Escandon, Wellington; Lavinia Santillan, CA; Beatrice Martinez, CA; Ricardo Escandon, CA; John Escandon, CA; Carlos Escandon, Lafayette, LA. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly. Preceded in death by her husband, Abel B. Aragon; mother, Carmen Escandon; sister, Maurine Konakis; and grandson, Dean Jacquez.
Vigil service will be Friday, September 4th, at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 5th, at 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial at Price City Cemetery. The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
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