Obituary: Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez, 74, died on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1942, the son of Angela S. (Sifuentez) and Epimenio Gomez in Newton.OBIT-Gomez

Carlos served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne as a paratrooper. He earned his Parachutist Badge and an Expert Badge in Rifle.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, both of Wichita.

Carlos loved comedians and was a ?Fluffy? fan. He also enjoyed his sports, especially the Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephina Gomez, and his parents.

His survivors include two sons, Roberto Gomez, Wichita, and Carlos Gomez, Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Elizabeth Gomez, Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rachel Tejeda, Kansas City, Mo., Josie Sandoval, Norco, Calif., Mollie (Victor) Solorza, Whittier, Calif., and Angel Gomez and husband Marvin Odefey, Pueblo West, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Juan Garza will preside.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Mary?s Catholic Cemetery, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, and sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Friends may sign the book online and read the obituary at www.broadwaycolonialfuneralhome.

 

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