Rebeca Gonzalez

January 10, 1933 - May 20, 2020
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Rebeca Gonzalez, 87, of Galveston, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was born January 10, 1933 in China, Nuevo León, Mexico. Rebeca was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Beyond her immediate and extended family, Rebeca touched countless lives during her nearly 70 years living in Galveston.

Rebeca married Juan Gonzalez on December 29, 1951 at her family’s ranch, named St. Elena, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Once married, Juan moved his young bride of 18 to Galveston to begin their life together.  Juan and Rebeca remained happily married until Juan’s death in 2001.

Starting a family in a foreign place, not speaking any English, and not knowing anyone but her husband, Rebeca was a fantastic homemaker, fabulous cook, kept an immaculate house and a beautiful garden, and taught herself to become an accomplished, if not expert, seamstress. So accomplished, in fact, that Rebeca sewed clothes for herself and her daughter, including her daughter’s high school prom dress, as well as items for her three sons. As her considerable talent caught the attention of the public, she began sewing items for others to make her own money, which she used to send her children to Catholic schools.

Rebeca loved to knit, crochet, garden, film family events, and take photographs. She learned to speak English through her children and television. Proving that it’s never too late, in her 60’s Rebeca attended Galveston College to learn to read and write English. Leaving no stone unturned, she traded tutoring lessons from her grandchildren in exchange for her famous tortillas. Rebeca was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and later St. Patrick’s Church.

Rebeca was full of love, life, energy, happiness, and she always put her families’ needs before her own. As anyone who knew her can attest, Rebeca’s enthusiasm was infectious, and nobody left her company feeling worse than when they arrived. Her welcoming warmth was ubiquitous.

Rebeca was preceded in death by her parents, Cipriano and Herminia Lozano; her husband, Juan; brothers, Benito, Manuel, Jesus Maria, and Angel Lozano; and sisters, Hermina Garza and Elena Lozano.

Her memory and the cherished times spent with her will be forever remembered by her sister, Chana Cantu; brother, Venancio Lozano; sons: Juan Gonzalez, Jaime Gonzalez and his wife Corlette, and Angel Gonzalez; daughter, Margarita (Margaret) Gibbs and husband Reagan; grandchildren: Yvonne Rayborn-Bellew and husband Dan; Rebeca Claire Gonzalez; Reagan H. Gibbs, III (Tres) and wife Krystle; Juan Angel Gonzalez and wife Erin; A. Trinidad Gonzalez; Ricardo Gonzalez; Kathryn Elena Gonzalez; and Jonathan Josue Gonzalez; great grandchildren: Daniel Rayborn, Franklin Ramon Quiros, Ibrahim Juan Quiros, Mae Margaret Gibbs, Millie Rea Gibbs, Colby Landon Gonzalez, and Amethyst Campos; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rebeca’s family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will begin at 11:00 am.  All visitors at the church are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Entombment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

The honored pallbearers will be Reagan Gibbs, Tres Gibbs, Juan A. Gonzalez, Trini Gonzalez, Ricardo Gonzalez, and Daniel Rayborn.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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All visitors at the church are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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All visitors at the church are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time: 12:15 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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All visitors at the cemetery are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.


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Timeline for Rebeca Gonzalez

Born: January 10, 1933
May 17, 2014
La boda de Krystle & Tres
La boda de Krystle & Tres
September 6, 1998
It’s never too late
It’s never too late
May 9, 2019
Died: May 20, 2020

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Laura Lozano-Rosano posted on 5/26/20

To our Gonzalez family, we are so sorry for our beloved aunt and Godmother. She was true blessing to all who knew her. She was a ray of sunshine. Will miss her dearly. Your cousin, Laura Lozano-Rosano,Husband Rolando Rosano and family.


Rosa Moody posted on 5/25/20

I remember so many visits growing up. The house was always nice and clean. The Galveston atmosphere was always pleasant and Tia Rebecca was always smiling and laughing. My dad has his sister with him now. ❤️


Sarah posted on 5/24/20

May Tia Rebeca Rest In Peace. She leaves us with wonderful memories and we’ll remember her welcoming hugs and kiss. Our deepest sympathy to her family. All our love from the Antonio and Cira Gonzalez family, Rosie, Tony, Sarah, Sally and Pauline. ✝️❤️


Irma Sanchez posted on 5/23/20

My deepest condolences on the lose of your mother. She was a beautiful woman with a spirit and heart of gold. She always had a smile and was so proud of her family.


MARY Bachmann Dreiss posted on 5/23/20

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many memories of this beautiful woman and the family she loved. Much love


Mitch & Coqui Trevino posted on 5/23/20

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. We love you cousins.


Ron Uriegas posted on 5/23/20

Please accept the Uriegas family condolences on the loss of your Mother, Rebeca. We are sure Rebeca is now in Heaven with your Dad enjoying his company again. We have such fond memories her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Vivian Pinard posted on 5/23/20

I had the privilege of being Rebeca's English teacher when she came to Galveston College in her sixties. She was such a joy as a student and a friend. Later I encountered her regularly walking the track at Moody Church. She was always delightful. May you be blessed forever with happy memories of her.


Janet posted on 5/23/20

I was honored to get to know you, and always felt the warm and loving person you was. You will always be in my mind. And now you are in a better place with your beloved mr. Gonzales. Now happy together for ever.


Crystal Garza-Ochoa posted on 5/23/20

In memory of Rebeca Gonzalez, Crystal Garza-Ochoa lit a candle


Crystal Garza-Ochoa posted on 5/23/20

My deepest condolences to the Gonzalez family from Crystal Garza-Ochoa and my family.


Simona Lozano posted on 5/23/20

Condolences from Mona and family. She was a good Sister-in-law, may she Rest In Peace.


Judye Uriegas posted on 5/23/20

Rebecca was a very special lady to me. She made me the most beautiful evening gowns & dresses. My sincere condolences to a very special family!


Eva Cavazos posted on 5/22/20

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rebeca. She was a lovely person, inside and out. I know how much my mother in law Marcelina Cavazos loved her.


SOCORRO MANCHA posted on 5/22/20

Sorry for your loss loved tia Rebeca . Will be praying for you Sorry I was not able to go.


Ana Ramirez Vela posted on 5/22/20

In memory of Rebeca Gonzalez, Ana Ramirez Vela lit a candle


Lourdes Cantú posted on 5/22/20

Tía Rebeca, ya estás descansando. Dejaste este mundo vibrando amor. Continúa vibrando en esa frecuencia eternamente. Te quuero, tu sobrina Lourdes


Robbie Guarnelo posted on 5/22/20

Mrs. Gonzalez is a very loving, caring, and amazing woman who will forever be deeply missed. Prayers to all the family.


Diana Lea Benson posted on 5/21/20

I love you more than words can express. Don’t forget to save me a spot.