Angeline G. King November 2, 1931 ~ January 3, 2024

“I’m Angeline G. King. My father is J. P. Gonzalez and I was born and raised in Monticello, Utah!”, my mother would often proudly exclaim!
To.. everyone she met. It was with such passion it would make us want to, of course, tease her about scaring the poor recipient. Undeterred, she would proceed to tell them about how much she loved “her” Horsehead and the Blue Mountains. If you were lucky you would hear stories of her childhood spent between the ranch and her family home here in town. The apple orchard, the creek, the wagon rides to church, or to town, or playing into the late afternoon with friends in town and a time or two having to walk to and from the ranch. Idyllic. She loved those memories. Mom also loved…people, especially those that loved coffee as much as she did and some of those coffee drinking strangers turned into life long friendships. Mom always ended her conversations with, “If you’re ever in Monticello, come over for coffee!” Many times we would come home from school and she would have a kitchen full of people. After they left we would ask who they were and she would say, “I don’t know, I met them uptown and invited them over for coffee.” That was mom, they weren’t strangers to her. Her 92 year old heart and soul were so strong and so good. Mom loved her God, was so proud of her Catholic faith, loved her family, her heritage, her friends, and a simple meal of pinto beans, red chile, fried potatoes, and tortillas (she could whip up a meal in which seemed like seconds!), ah, and a cup of MJB coffee. So many calling her to share memories of her teaching them how to make red chile, and those coveted tortillas.
She was a strong, multifaceted, loving, and sometimes, funny mom. A mom also known for her kid’s curfew. A broken 10:00 pm curfew meant at 10:01, she punched those memorized buttons on the phone to the police department, at this point she was self-designated dispatcher, asking/telling the officers to go tell the King kids to get their butts home! And the officers did! The only thing worse was having her coming to get us, showing up in curlers and all.
She owned that little story, too.
Yes, sometimes, funny.
Proceeded in death were her parents, J. P. Gonzalez and Carolina Verlarde Gonzalez, daughter Carol, and son Enrico. Most siblings, (two surviving sisters), and one grandchild, Patrick.
Surviving children, David, DuVal, Julie, Johnson (Lorie), William, and Lorenzo (Marcy). Grandchildren, Alijandro, Orlando, Elisha, Sant, Jadon (Lisa), Jacy (Chris), Allyson (Seth), Karson, Emily (Lance), Nathan (Nicole), Howell and Morgan. Great-grandchildren, Bianka, Nakai, Sienna, Zeporah, Jasiah, Deja Roo, McKinlee and Beaux.
Many loved nieces, nephews, and their extended families, thank you for letting her know she was special! Mom’s dearest friend, Bernie, through thick and thin.
To so many of you that reached out, called, and helped her through the years, thank you very much!
Canyonlands Care Center, wow(!), an incredible crew. Thank you very much for being there, loving her like family, and caring above and beyond.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday January 27, 2024 at 10:00 am at the St Joseph Catholic Church. A Rosary service will be held Friday January 26, 2024 at 6:00 pm at St Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Monticello City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Canyonlands Care Center, 390 Williams Way Moab, Ut 84532….or to the DIGDEEP Right to Water Project (Navajo Nation),
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