Mary Lou Barajas Gonzales
Mary was born in French Camp (Stockton CA) on May 22, 1945 and passed away peacefully in Weed CA on July 30, 2021 at the age of 76 surrounded by her family.
Mary grew up in Stockton where she met her loving husband Alfred as a teenager after he ran into a tree at a local park while playing football and knocked himself out. He awoke to the "face of an angel" staring down at him and fell instantly in love. Alfred and Mary married and moved to Weed CA where they raised their family and built a lifetime of memories. They had been married 59 years at the time of her passing.
Mary was a homemaker and also worked a variety of jobs in the local community, but her greatest passion was being an ardent supporter of her children's and grandchildren's activities. The Gonzales home was a welcome gathering point for friends and many have reached out to convey memories of being treated kindly and always feeling welcome.
In addition to her husband Alfred, Mary is survived by her children Alfred Jr. of San Francisco CA, Frank of Alpena MI, and Lisa (Jay) of Los Altos CA. Her grandchildren Alex (Ashly), Nicholas, Keana, Vanessa, Olivia, Allyanna, and Amiya and great-grandchildren Izabel and Lyra. She is also survived by her brothers Joey (Lucy) and Frank of Stockton. She was preceded in death by her sister Adela. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
We want to thank the local community of Weed, friends and neighbors who have offered love and prayers during her brief illness. The Holy Family Catholic Church and The Weed Senior Center blessed her with years of friendships.
Our family would also like to thank the incredible medical staff at Stanford Hospital and Mercy Hospice Mt Shasta who helped guide us in her final days of care. The family welcomes donations to the Hospice program at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta in memory of Mary Gonzales at
A Catholic mass will be offered on Saturday August 7 at 10am at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Weed. Due to renewed Covid restrictions, the service will be limited to family and a few close friends We hope to have a larger remembrance in honor of Mary once restrictions are loosened.
Until we meet again my love, Alfred
Posted online on July 31, 2021