Juanita Gomez (Feb. 9, 1935)
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Juanita Gomez of Coleman, 85, went to be with our Lord in the early morning of February 28, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Juanita was born February 9, 1935 to her parents, Herculano Ramirez & Eziquia Mendoza, in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico. She, along with her husband Pedro, moved to the United States in search of a better life in 1958. Throughout her life, Juanita worked as part-time housekeeper and caregiver. Most of all, the job she enjoyed the most was being a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family. She is best known for her baking abilities including baking her famous pecan pie, fruit cocktail cake, and rice krispies treats. She always had a meal prepared for anyone who stopped by for a visit. She also enjoyed knitting blankets for her children and grandchildren. In addition, she had a love for sewing and creating many arts and crafts for different events. Another love of hers was caring for her beloved cat, Gatito.
Juanita is survived by her husband, Pedro Gomez of Coleman; her son, Mario Gomez of San Angelo, his wife Theresa, and their four children Christopher Gomez, his wife, Kate Gomez, Angela Plummer and her husband, Chris Plummer, Jonathan Gomez, and Andrea Gomez; her daughter, Della Hernandez of Austin, her husband George, and their two children, Analicia Hernandez and Joseph Hernandez; her daughter Rose Dominguez of San Angelo, her husband Richard, and their two sons, Capt. Richard Matthew Dominguez and Ruben Dominguez; her son, Jimmy Gomez of Wichita, Kansas, his wife Micaela and their daughter, Davanna Gomez. She is also survived by her 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah Gomez, Ava Gomez, Christopher Gomez II, Silas Gomez, Isabella Gomez, Michael Plummer, Meleah Plummer, Mason Plummer, Maddox Plummer, Maylee Plummer, Emma Gomez, and Teresita Gomez.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Gomez, Jonathan Gomez, Andrea Gomez, Capt. Richard Matthew Dominguez, Ruben Dominguez, and Joseph Hernandez.
Visitation is Tuesday, March 3rd, from 4:00 to 6:00 followed by Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Shaffer’s Funeral Home’s Sherwood Way Chapel in San Angelo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial following at San Angelo Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In honor of our beloved “Ama’s”, fight against cancer, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Raj Cheruku, The Shannon Oncology Center staff, and Coleman Home Health & Hospice staff.