Reginald Raymond "Bud or Reggie" Gonzales

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photoGonzalesReginald1.jpeg" REGINALD "BUD" RAYMOND GONZALES
July 11, 1928 ~ January 4, 2018

Reginald Gonzales, was born on July 11, 1928 in Corona, CA. He passed away on January 4, 2018.
Reggie served in the Korean War as combat engineer attaining the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. Afterwards he moved to Portland, OR to attend Pacific Northwest Bible College. He worked at Meyer and Frank in the stock room, where he met Miss Donna Jean Carson, who worked in fine china there. They married on May 25, 1954 and moved to Corona, CA.
Reggie went to work for the city of Corona and he also went to UCLA Riverside getting a degree in engineering. He worked his way up to become the Superintendent of Streets and Roads for the City of Corona.
The couple was blessed with a daughter on July 22, 1955, Paula Rae, a son Daniel Raymond on September 28, 1956, and then their last a daughter Cheryl Ann on November 1,1964. They moved to Hazel Dell in 1967 and Reggie went to work as an engineer for the Washington Highway Department, where he retired from after 20 years.
Reggie enjoyed watching all sports, he loved to fish and was an avid bowler joining numerous local leagues that both he and his wife enjoyed together. Reggie was extremely proud of his five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren, whom all called him Tata.
Reggie was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna, and his daughter Paula.
His funeral will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Northwood Park Funeral Home, 16407 NE 15th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 10, 2018
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