Gonzalez, Maria “Dee”, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2012 at her home. Age 57 years. Maria Delores Menchaca was born on October 22, 1954 in Saginaw and was adopted as an infant by the late Candelario and Guadalupe Menchaca. She married Martin Gonzalez on December 5, 2003 in Saginaw. He survives her. Dee graduated from St. Mary’s High School. She was employed as a Medical Transcriptionist at Saginaw County Community Mental Health; retiring after 15 years of service. She was of the Catholic faith. Prior to her illnesses, Dee enjoyed bowling at Lefevers, crocheting, and shopping. She especially loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Martin; two daughters: Anita (Robert) Zapata, Jr. and Nicholasa Hernandez, both of Saginaw; four grandchildren: Candelario Hernandez, Lazarus Hernandez-Morris, Carolena and Christian Zapata; an adopted sister, Maria “Mary Lou” Menchaca of LasVegas, NV; two stepdaughters: Rosa (Adrian) Martinez and Claudia Violet Martinez, both of Mexico; two step grandchildren: Andrea and Louis Edward Martinez. Also surviving are many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and good friends. Dee was preceded in death by a son, Juan Miguel Trevino, and a best friend, Renee. Funeral Services will take place on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Gonzalez Family c/o Deisler Funeral Home. Please share your thoughts and memories with Dee’s family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfunalhome.com.