Amy Beth Gonzalez entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the age of 42 years. She was born in Buffalo, New York on February 14, 1979 to Rebecca Van Note and the late Carl Sternisha. Amy received her Radiologic Technology degree from South Plains College in 2015. She had passion for all things outdoor and family orientated. She loved her daily runs and completed multiple amounts of 5k, 10k and half-marathon races. She loved spending time with her family, both immediate and extended, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for them whenever possible. She absolutely adored all her nieces and nephews looking forward to any occasion where she could laugh and play with them. She was an extremely intelligent, caring, strong person both physically and mentally who battled cancer bravely, fiercely and gracefully. She had a beautiful smile, personality and an even better soul that will be missed by all who had an opportunity to have her in their lives. Her father, Carl Sternisha, precedes Amy in death. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Juan A. Gonzalez; her mother, Rebecca Troutman and step-father Wayne Troutman; step-mother, Cathy Sternisha; siblings, Heather Neuhalfen and her husband, Kris, Meghan Sanchez and her husband, Carlos, Alex Sternisha and his wife, Aidan, and Emily Sternisha; nieces and nephews, Carlos Guerrero, Nathan Gonzalez, Annalise Guerrero, Isabel Neuhalfen, Reid Neuhalfen, Emilia Sanchez, Luca Sanchez and Emery Russo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In spirit for Amy’s love for the ocean, Her Celebration of Life will be held at Stahlman Park Event Center, 2211 Bluewater Hwy, Surfside Beach, TX 77541, at 1:00pm on Sunday January 16, 2022. In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to be made to the Paws for Purple Heart organization at https://pawsforpurplehearts.org/donate/ Amy had the opportunity to work with this program during her battle with cancer at the Center for the Intrepid and absolutely loved it. We feel it would be a great tribute on her behalf.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Amy’s family. I will cherish the memories of time spent with Amy. May God comfort her family and loved ones and wrap them in his loving arms during this difficult time.

  2. Good pic of Becky (holding nephew Greg) with Amy and Heather. Second pic of Amy holding her cousin Greg. Amy always had this free spirit sort of thing, and was quite a ham when she was young and the last pic showcases that spirit.

  3. I am so sad for all of you. Amy was a fun loving spirit and had no problem living her life the way she wanted. That is what I will take from her life- live your life with no regrets. Sending everyone hugs and love. Americ McCullagh

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