Sylvia Madariaga Gonzales of Safford peacefully passed into eternity on June 4, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona with her family at her side at the age of 67. She was born January 1, 1952 in Altamirano, Mexico to Enrique Madariaga & Maria Jesus Beltran Madariaga with siblings Miguel A., Rodimiro, Dora, Fabiola, Hector Jamie, Abel & Alenka Madariaga.
Sylvia attended school graduating from Junior High in 1966. She and her family moved to the United States, settling in Safford where she met and married Arturo Gonzales on August 22, 1975. The family was blessed with children; Aaron, Arturo, Jr., April M., Rosaura & Armando F. Gonzales.
She loved her family and spent her time taking care of them. She loved to play cards, sing to the Mariachi music, and going to the river and mountains, anything outdoors. Sylvia had a real good sense of humor and was a very happy person, someone that everyone loved to be around.
Sylvia is survived by her children Aaron Gonzales, Arturo Gonzales, Jr., April M. Gonzales, Rosie Gonzales and Armando F. Gonzales and 10 Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Arturo Gonzales and her mother Maria Jesus Beltran de Madariaga.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, June 13th at McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday morning, June 14th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mt. Graham Chapel, at 9:00 a.m. with the funeral services starting at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Chad Peña will be conducting. Concluding services will be in the Safford Cemetery following the funeral.
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