Jerry David Gonzales, 56, of North Ogden Utah, passed away on 9/11/2022 after an accidental fall resulting in a traumatic head injury.
Jerry was born on 12/19/1965 to Robert Tom Gonzales and Dantzel Kay (Baker) Gonzales in Oceanside, CA, Naval Hospital. Jerry went to Bonneville High School till 1981, afterwards he went on to graduate from Weber Basin Job Corps in Culinary Arts, which kickstarted his career in the food industry. He later went on to work for Champion Meats as a Butcher and remained as such for over 24 years serving his local Ogden community.
He was also involved in many side projects such as building the 9th green at Ernie’s Riverside Golf Course in Riverdale Utah. Jerry was never married, although he maintained a steady relationship with a significant other by the name of Antoinette Bruce for over 22 years. Jerry quickly became a stepfather to Brent Bruce and fathered his own son by the name of Warren Gonzales, with Antoinette.
In 2012, he retired from Champion Meats, and spent his time doing what he loved, which was fishing, hunting, throw darts, playing cards and hanging out with friends and family. Jerry loved his freedom, the outdoors and had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to you if you needed it. He loved everyone who loved him back. He wasn’t a fan of technology either, you could catch him listening to his classic rock cassette and 8-track tapes or watching his favorite western & martial arts VHS tapes.
Jerry’s favorite rock group was The Doors, and lead singer Jim Morrison. Jerry was very tough and an avid martial arts enthusiast, accomplishing a brown belt from his professional training. He was known for his skills with nunchaku, throwing stars, butterfly knives and various blades. Jerry was also known to never back down from a fight, especially if it involved protecting his family or close friends and if he ever lost a fight, he would come back again and again until he won.
Jerry was predeceased by Robert Tom Gonzales, Abe Gonzales, Dan Gonzales, Evelyn Grant and Velma S. Vigil. He is survived by his mother Dantzel Kay Baker, and his brothers Robert, Thomas, Ben and John who are still alive.
Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah 84403, on 9/23/2022 at 3pm MST.