- Independent staff
Oct. 26, 1957-Aug 30, 2013
Eleazar Elio Gonzalez Sr., 55, of Woodburn, died Aug. 30, 2013.
He was born in Edinburg, Texas, on Oct. 26, 1957. He moved with his family to Oregon when he was in his teens.
He was a barber by trade, but his true passion was being a Tejano musician. He led our local Tejano group Los Rebeldez for many years.
He is survived by his mother Benancia Gonzalez, his brothers: Mario Gonzalez, Javier Gonzalez and Gregorio Gonzalez. He is also survived by his children Sonia Cruz, Eleazar Gonzalez Jr., Gabriel Gonzalez and Ezra Constante-Gonzalez, as well as 10 grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed by all but we know that his spirit surrounds and protects us.