Raymundo Salamanca Gonzalez, 67, of Ballinger, was swept away on angel wings to meet his Heavenly Father on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Raymundo was born Thursday, Dec. 13, 1951 in Saltillo, Mexico to Francisco and Francisca Gonzalez. He was the oldest of nine children. On Aug. 18, 1979 he married Delphine Duarte at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Ballinger. He worked for over 40 years as a welder for Mueller. He was an excellent co-worker and there was not a machine at Mueller’s that he could not tear apart and rebuild. Raymundo loved many things but especially his family and hunting. He always looked forward to going deer hunting and spending quality time surrounded by his family.

Raymundo was a powerful influence over family, friends, as well as co-workers. He was a man with a big heart, always willing to lend a helping hand.

Raymundo is survived by his wife, Delphine Duarte of Ballinger; his sisters, Rosa, Maria, Martha and Norma; his brothers, Carlos, Jesus, and Rodolfo; his children, Erica Pena and husband Hugo, Alda Duarte, Frances Gonzalez, Stephanie Gonzalez and fiancé Ernest Juarez, Veronica Gonzalez, Cristal Gonzalez; grandchildren, Kasey, Melanie, Alexus, Claudia, Camilla, Danielle, Marcus, Mikaela, Kamryn, Manny, Kaiden, Julian, Eli, and great-grandchildren, Elliana and one more on the way.

Raymundo was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Javier Gonzalez.

Raymundo’s rosary was held Thursday, Aug. 15 at St. Mary’s Start of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Aug. 16 at St. Mary’s with Father Yesu presiding. Burial followed at the Latin American Cemetery. Guests may register on-line at ballingerfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Cummings, Wanda Lange, Tiffany Wilde, Jared Hamilton, Melanie Thomas and Kristen Gamble and the rest of the staff members at Shannon Oncology, and Primary care physician Dr. James Mellott. Thank you to the staff at Ballinger Memorial Hospital, and Mueller Inc. for going above and beyond to ensure his needs were met.

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