June 30, 1953 ~ January 8, 2021
Our beloved sister, aunt, educator, and friend, Juanita Gonzalez, passed away on January 8, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to parents Justo and Severa Gonzalez and raised in various places while her father served in the military.
Juanita never married or had any children of her own, but her passion for her nieces and nephews filled her heart as such, along with her passion to teach. Juanita taught in various states and schools. She was an ESL and Language Arts Bilingual teacher. She was loved by staff and students for her dedication and professionalism.
Juanita loved and cared for her students, and often spent long hours after school tutoring them, and meeting with parents. She also taught ESL night school to immigrant adults and children. Juanita was a model teacher who mentored teachers and advocated for educational excellence.
While Juanita wasn't teaching, she loved traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. She sure loved a good casino and was a lifelong, passionate Spurs fan "Go SPURS Go!"
Juanita will forever be in our hearts and always be remembered for her loving and generous spirit.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, her nephews: Daniel James Castillo and Nicholas John Castillo and great nephew: Elijah James Castillo, along with countless other family members. She is survived by her brothers: Justo Gonzalez (wife: Martha), Joseph Gonzalez, Andres Gonzalez (Wife: Zonia) and her sister Maria Estela Castillo; and countless nieces and nephews and extended family.
A Chapel Service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00am. The service will be livestreamed and can be accessed at www.meadowlawn.net , select her obituary.
Deacon Albert Rodriguez will be officiating.
Interment will follow in MeadowLawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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