June 17, 1933-Nov. 13, 2017

Rachael M. Gonzalez passed away Monday morning at her home in Butte. She was born in Corvallis, Montana June 17, 1933 to Fidel B. and Conception (De La O) Marquez and was raised and educated in the Bitterroot Valley. Rachael married Jesus Gonzalez in Hamilton on Nov. 22, 1952, and not long after the couple made their home in Butte. Rachael worked at several area motels as well as John Bracco’s Floral.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jesus who passed away in 2006; her daughter-in-law, Carol Gonzalez; and her sister, Emily Gallup.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Gonzalez of Butte; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dan O’Connell of Butte, grandchildren: Brent and Bobbi Gonzalez, Brandon and Heather O’Connell, and Kari O’Connell; great-grandchildren, Brityn and Ryder Gonzalez and Baelee O’Connell. Also surviving are her sister, Vicki Cordova of Questa, New Mexico and brother-in-law, Bob Gallup of Fresno, California.

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Cremation has taken place and private graveside services will be conducted.

Express condolences at www.wayrynen-richards.com.

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