Theresa “Terry” Gonzales

Theresa “Terry” Gonzales

September 1953 – January 2020

Theresa “Terry” Gonzales, 66 of Turlock, CA, passed away on January 2, 2020 in the comfort of her own home.

Terry was born in Hollister, CA to William and Geraldine Castro on September 30, 1953.  She went to school at Santa Ana School and San Benito High School.  Terry married the love of her life, Paul Jesse Gonzales, on November 6, 1971.  On October 28, 1972 and December 4, 1974, she welcomed her son and daughter, who were the most important part of her life.

Terry was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and Godmother. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved camping and fishing with her family.  She was a wonderful Nana to her grandchildren and was able to take care of them on a daily basis, up until the time of her passing.

Terry is survived by her mother Geraldine Castro; husband Paul Gonzales, Sr.; her children Paul Gonzales, Jr. (Sherry) and Christine Evans; grandchildren Brenda Cook, Jonathan Frazier, Elizabeth Gonzales, Joseph Gonzales, Robyn Evans, Alyssa Evans and Jayden Evans; great grandchildren Korrie and Jaxyn Cook; sister Lorraine Castro (Debra) and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father William Castro and her brother William Castro.

A Rosary/Celebration of Life is scheduled for Jan. 19, 2020 at 2:00pm at Mt. View Grange Hall, 9737 Crows Landing Rd., Crows Landing, CA 95313.



  • Danielle January 8, 2020 10:35 pm

    I will miss you every day! I’ll miss our daily texts and every time we got to spend time just talking. I’m working hard on keeping my promises to you. You are so missed by everyone. We love you forever and always.

  • Della Durgin January 10, 2020 8:37 pm

    Prayers and hugs to Terry’s family. God bless you all!

  • Debbie January 12, 2020 3:38 am

    Thank you Terry,
    You led the way in our family… showing all of us that love should be given freely. That respect is always appreciated and that giving comes first. Even if there is little to give. There is always someone less fortunate and you got that.

    I will remember your strength, your courage and your kindness. And I will miss everything else about you too.

    Our Rocket will always know his YaYa… I promise you that. Our camping trips, our visits, our holidays together or our “Just Because” visits that we had most often. He will be reminded of those times for the rest of his life.

    I miss you already Terry and I pray I never forget you…

    I love you Terry ❤️

  • Dan Durham January 19, 2020 4:58 am

    You were one of the 1st people that I met, when I came into the Mota clan in 1981. We went camping, laughed often, had children and enjoyed Life to the fullest. Going to miss the twinkle in your eyes, smiles and Hugs too. May God Bless You & All The Family.

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