MONTE VISTA—John Benito Gomez, 75, of Monte Vista passed away on April 28, 2013 in Monte Vista. He was born on Sep. 9, 1937 in Capulin to Alberto and Fedelina Gomez. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, family activities and time spent at his cabin.
He is survived by his wife Emily Gomez of Monte Vista, his children; Linda (Leonard) Romero, Johnny (Laurie) Gomez, Jr., Gaylene (Chris) Espinoza all of San Antonio, Texas and Rick (Pam) Gomez of Monte Vista, as well as his grandchildren; Jared, Kameron, Lisa, Stason, Christin, Samantha, Jacob, Adrian, Darleen, Vincent, Kristie and Neveah, great grandchildren; Alicia, Leo, Tay, Alea, Kyle, Jaden, Elijah, Keith, Kaijah, and Arrianna, his brothers and sisters; Anna Marie Grajeda of Albuquerque, N. M,, Teresa Chavez of Belen, N. M., Chrissy (Elfego) Flores of La Jara, Richard (Lori) Gomez of Denver and Lawrence Gomez of La Jara as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings; Candelario Gomez, Armando Gomez, Infant boy Gomez, Geraldine Gomez, Porferio Gomez and Emelio Gomez.
Cremation was selected and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Monte Vista Nazarene Church. Inurnment will follow in the Gomez Cemetery at 6 p.m.
Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.