Angelina Gonzales Padilla

Obituary of Angelina Gonzales Padilla

Angelina Gonzales Padilla 

June 5, 1934 –  January 27, 2023 


We are heartbroken to announce the death of our mother, Angelina Gonzales Padilla. 

Angelina was born in Clovis, New Mexico to Bernabe Gonzales and Tomasita Sena Gonzales on June 5, 1934 and passed away peacefully in her home in Aurora, Colorado on January 27, 2023 at the age of 88.   

Angelina Gonzales married Crecencio Rafael Padilla on November 5, 1951; they went on to have and raise five children, Dan, Angela, Gloria, Chris Jr, and Ramona.   

Mom spent her life taking care of her entire family, keeping a beautiful home; she would cook, clean, sew, and bake, remembering to put the love in all the details of her homemaking. One favorite memory was of her making fresh tortillas each day steaming up the kitchen windows in the winter with her cooking and singing aloud to Loretta Lynn or Patsy Cline on the radio. 

Mom was a force to be reckoned with, she prided herself on always putting family first (a Matriarch), she worked hard to keep peace and love within our family.   

Momma also loved to style her beautiful hair, dress to the nines, always showing great class; she loved to play the guitar, sing aloud, and dance.   



Elisa/Severo (Jack) Benavidez                                           

Magdalena (Molly)/Donato Lucero                                

Virginia (Virgie)/Carlos Martinez                                     

Francesquita (Frances)/Albert Lovato                             

Sophia Maria (Mary) Ruybal                                             



Dan Padilla 

Angela Santiesteban 

Gloria Lozano 

Chris Jr Padilla 

Ramona Casias 



Priscilla Padilla 

Angelica Torres 

Leonard Valenzuela 

Derek Quintana/Martinez 

Monica Medrano 

Crescencio Padilla III 

Matthew Padilla 

James Casias 

Gary Casias 

Ron Casias 

Tyrene Casias 

Ramon Casias 


Also, there were “Many” Great Grandchildren, Great-Great Grandchildren, God Children, Nieces, and Nephews. 

Angelina Gonzales Padilla led a very good and spiritual life, her favorite Saint was St. Jude. 

May You Rest in Peace now Momma.  You are loved and missed by so many; we will always be together in Spirit and one day in Heaven!!!   

God Bless  

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