She was born on Feb. 12, 1930, in El Paso to Agapito and Maria Gonzalez. She came from a large family, with six brothers and three sisters. She was a twin and the youngest.
Her family moved to Tehachapi, Calif., in the late 1930s and ultimately settled in San Francisco in the early 1950s. She lived nearly all her adult life in the Bay Area, which she loved, until she moved to Pismo Beach at the spry age of 84.
She was employed as an executive secretary for the Volkswagen dealership in the Bay Area where she retired. After retirement, she kept busy with different self-employed businesses, but the one she loved the most was dog/house sitting for clients who became lifelong friends. Her No. 1 passion, deep love and devotion was for the dogs. She loved her beloved Cocker Spaniels: Cindy, Ginger, Senator and Sugar.
Aunt Maggie loved to travel and went to beautiful places in Mexico, South America and Hawaii. She was an avid golfer, bowler, painter and even ventured into whitewater rafting. She was known for her green thumb and had beautiful flowers and plants in front of her patios. Her favorite places were the mountains and the ocean, which is why she was drawn to Pismo Beach.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Agapito and Maria; brothers, Carlos, Agapito, Nacho, Alfonso, Ernest and Willie; and sisters, Tana, Josephine and Eva. She leaves loving nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
A Catholic Rosary and Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Christ the King Church, 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers, it was her request that donations be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael.
The family would like to thank everyone who has offered their love and support during this time. Rest in peace, our dear Aunt Maggie.