Juanita Yu Gonzales

Mar 27, 1921 - Nov 19, 2013


 Juanita “Mama” Gonzales, 92, passed peacefully and surrounded by her children on November 19, 2013.  Juanita was born Juanita Yu in Dulag town of Leyte, Philippines on March 27, 1921. She was crowned the Dulag Town Fiesta beauty queen in 1937, graduated from the National University of Manila, and married Celedonio Gonzales in 1948. She is survived by 5 children, Nora, Elsa, Celia, Nita, and Edwin, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Mama was beautiful in spirit and will be celebrated and missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary on Saturday November 23, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and again on Sunday November 24, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A Vigil Services celebrating her life will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the same location. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church  in Elk Grove followed by burial at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

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