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My big brother and best friend, Raymond Gonzales, passed from Covid-19 on January 16, 2021. He contracted Covid after taking care of his wife who also was sick. I spoke to him on New Year’s Eve and he was happy he was out in the sun and feeling better. The next day, New Year’s Day, he began to have a high fever and his oxygen dropped to a very low percentage. After one week in a local hospital, he was flown to Phoenix, AZ and was placed on a ventilator. One week later he passed from complications from Covid. We are still in disbelief and are very sad. Not a second goes by we don’t miss him. His smile, his hugs and kisses and his laughter. It’s been so tough. I know he has touched so many people and I know he left all of us better people from just his love and care. My brother was very giving. He always supported kids sports by coaching. He was a electrician by trade. He was the middle child of 8 kids. He was survived by his wife, a son and and two daughters and six grandchildren.  We love and miss you Raymond and always will. Till we meet again.

– Cindy Honzales, Arizona

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