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Friday, August 4, 2023
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, August 5, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Mary Dean Boyd Gonzalez, 80 years of age, of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023, in Webster, Texas surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2023, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.
Mary was born December 19, 1942, to Opal Floy Pinson Boyd and Euil Dean Boyd in Ellis County, Texas. She retired from the Texas Employment Commission in Texas City after many years of service. She retired to Conroe, Texas for several years before moving back to Santa Fe to be closer to her family. During her retirement, she enjoyed painting, arts and crafts, and gardening. Gardening quickly became her favorite pastime and after several years she became a certified Master Gardner, dedicating much of her free time to serving local Master Gardeners Extension Centers.
She is preceded in death by her parents Opal and Euil "Dean" Boyd and her beloved son-in-law Kenneth Kraus.
She is survived by the love of her life, her spouse of 43 years; Joe Angel Gonzalez Sr., and her three children, Theresa Kraus, Jerry Dobbs, and Richard Dobbs, and two stepchildren, Joe A. Gonzalez Jr., and Angela Fernandez. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Desiree Johanson and husband Martin, Megan Matejka and husband Tanner, and Lauren Dobbs; grandsons, Sean Kraus and wife Renee, and Kevin Keener Jr. and wife Sara; great-grandsons, Marshall Johanson, and Eli Matejka; great-granddaughters, Skylar Kraus, Abby Keener, and Madison Keener; sister, Wanda Haught and husband Leonard, and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers are Sean Kraus, Tanner Matejka, Martin Johanson, Mark Haught, Frankie Matejka, and Dan Ouzts. Honorary pallbearers will be Marshall Johanson, and Eli Matejka.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to MD Anderson Cancer Center.