Virginia Gonzales

Maria Virginia Gonzales, 75, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at her home in Las Vegas, N.M.  

She was born to her parents Domingo and Paula Martinez on Dec. 20, 1945 in La Loma, N.M. 

She was a Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, Domingo and Paula Martinez; husband Reynaldo “Sonny” Gonzales, Jr.; brother Orlando Martinez; sister Candelaria Lucero; brothers in law, Frank “Pancho” Dominguez, Joe Gallegos, Ronald Gonzales and Tony Roybal; and sister in law Christine Martinez.  

She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Read (Taylor), Sharon R. Garcia (Eugene), and Olivia Gonzales; grandchildren, Jeremy (Karly) and Brandon (Samantha) Gonzales, Aiden and Ethan Garcia, Marquisa (Julian) and Denika Montoya, Jose Jr. and Eliyanna Esquibel; great granddaughters, Esperanza and Madison; Rosina Dominguez, Cecilia Gallegos, Elauterio Martinez, William Gonzales (Ginny), Ponciano Lucero, Lorraine Roybal, Catherine Gonzales; numerous relatives and friends.

Rosary service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. Funeral service will follow rosary also at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father Rob Yaksich as celebrant and will be streamed live at as well as the Our Lady of Sorrows Facebook page. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks must be worn and appropriate social distancing is required for those attending services in person.  

A private committal service and burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her late husband Reynaldo “Sonny”. Serving as Urn Bearers will be Aiden, Ethan, Marquisa and Denika. Honorary Urn Bearers, Jose Jr., Eliyanna, Esperanza and Madison  

A special thank you to the staff at Ambercare, especially her devoted caregivers: Roberta, Ember, Tomasita, Amanda, Ben and Jaime.

Please visit Rogers Mortuary website: to sign the online register book.

Arrangements are entrusted to and under the care of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Avenue, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.

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