Tomas D. Gonzalez, 88, of Sunnyside, died on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

He was born Feb. 23, 1921 in Borracho, Texas, the son of Cruz and Laura (Domingues) Gonzalez.

He is survived by his children, Cruz Garcia of Pasco, Laura Gonzalez of Athens, Ala., Tomas D. Gonzalez Jr. of Prosser, Deborah Duran of West Richland; and four step-children. He is also survived by Aida Frias of Midland, Texas, Jose Librado Gonzalez of Mexico City, Mexico, Maria Fe Villa and Maria Dolores Lujan, both of Phoenix, Ariz. and Daniel Gonzalez of Juarez, Mexico; 41 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, April 30, 2009, from noon to 8 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 1, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Mr. Gonzalez's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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