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Mary Gonzales

February 11, 1937 — January 3, 2023

Killeen, TX

Mary Gonzales was born in Buckholts, Texas to parents, Benito S. Benavides and Juanita Prado on February 11, 1937. She passed away on January 3, 2023, in Harker Heights. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 11 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, beginning at 1 pm, followed by burial in Killeen City Cemetery. A visitation will be held the evening prior, January 10, from 6-8 pm at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, with Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7 pm.

Mary came to Killeen in 1950, and married Paul Gonzales on November 21, 1954. She was a beautician and owner of her own beauty shop up until her retirement. In her free time, Mary loved to cook. Along with friends, her and her husband, Paul, also started the Pan American Club in Harker Heights. Mary was active in her community and dedicated her time to many different church and civic organizations. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Killeen, and was always there, without question, when friends and family needed her to lend a helping hand.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul Gonzales; and son, Paul E. Gonzales.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Sam Gonzales; daughter, Gracie Gonzales; and many extended family members and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

7:00 - 7:45 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

2903 E Rancier Ave, Killeen, TX 76543

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Committal

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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