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Concepcion “Concha” Menchaca Gonzalez of Seguin, Texas was welcomed into her Heavenly Home on April 22, 2023, at the age of 88 surrounded by family. She was born on May 10, 1934, in McQueeney, Texas to Jose Maria Menchaca Sr. and Francisca Dominguez Menchaca.
Concha, as she was known by everyone, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was proud member of the Guadalupanas at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for many years. She and her husband Bernabe “BB” were long time members of the American Legion. In the early years, she loved to sing with her husband as he played the guitar. She also loved putting on her dance shoes and going to dances on the weekend as she and her husband were often asked to sing. One of the things that Concha was most proud of was when she sang at Noche De Gala. She also loved going on convention trips with her husband. She was devoted and hard-working woman who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She never had any daughters and would always say that Anna, Destiny, and Jayana Gonzalez were her daughters. Her grandson Jesse Jr. was also like a son to her, and her granddaughter Destiny was her number one and her everything. Concha was a loving and very sweet woman, and she was loved by everyone who had the opportunity to meet her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bernabe B. Gonzalez of 42 years; her parents; brothers, Jose Menchaca Jr., Guadalupe Menchaca, and Santos Menchaca Sr.; great-granddaughter, Jessica Maria Gonzalez; father-in-law, Pedro Gonzalez and mother-in-law, Margarita Gonzalez.
Left to cherish and honor her memory is her only son, Jesus M. Gonzalez “Chuy”; grandson, Jesse V. Gonzalez “Lil Chuy” and wife Anna; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Jesse Ray, and Jayana Gonzalez; great-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ayven Zuniga; sister, Carmel Mancilla and brothers, Adelaido Menchaca Sr., Juan Menchaca Sr., and Jesus Menchaca; special niece who was like a daughter to her , Elaine Lopez as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family member and dear friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Santos Menchaca Jr., Steven Menchaca, Adelaido Menchaca Jr., Michael Stephen Menchaca, Juan Menchaca Jr., and Adam Mancilla.
Visitation will be at Palmer Mortuary on Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. and will be led by the Guadalupanas and Deacon Nick Carrillo.
Visitation will continue Friday, May 12, 2023, at 8 a.m. at Palmer Mortuary and the chapel will be dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery.
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