Elizabeth Gonzalez
September 9, 1936  -  November 25, 2017

Elizabeth Gonzalez

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
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St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
14040 Greenwell Springs Road
Greenwell Springs, LA  70739
Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:30 am-11:00 am
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St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
14040 Greenwell Springs
Greenwell Springs, LA  70739
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 am
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
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Elizabeth “Liz” Carmody Gonzalez, 81, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on November 25, joining her beloved husband, Chico, after 22 years of separation. She was born in Natchitoches, and grew up in New Orleans, where she attended St. Joseph’s Academy. After moving to Baton Rouge, she reared six children, balancing motherhood with the challenges of being a coach’s wife. She was a friend and mentor to other coaches’ wives and made many lifelong friends along the way. Once her children were older, she began a career in banking. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Liz loved fishing, coffee, and conversation. She spent many happy days with a “happy heart” at her camp on Belle River, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was known for “telling it like it is,” but always with love and a sense of humor.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Vince and Patti Gonzalez, Mary Stewart, Michael Gonzalez, Julie and Warren Burns, Jan and Gary Pennington, and Christie and Carol Richard; her brother Jim Carmody and his wife, Noonie; her grandchildren and their spouses, Alicia and Dev Engle, Melinda Gonzalez, Sarah and Kevan Cullins Jr., Nicholas Stewart, Lauren Stewart. Joshua Gonzalez, Blaine Burns, Drewe Burns, Elizabeth Pennington, Jordyn Richard and Chandler Richard; her great-grandchildren Vincent and Everett Engle and Maiyah Nguyen; her nephews Steve, Brian, Keith and Chris Carmody and their families; and her best friend and fishing partner, Sylvia Zimmerle.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Catino Gonzalez, and her parents, Bema and James Edward Carmody.

Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on Thursday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., with burial at Resthaven. At her request, pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Joseph Deumite and the staff at Our Lady of the Lake.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com .

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  1. Mel Spillman
    Baton Rouge, LA

    It was an honor knowing this kind, beautiful lady. She touched many lives. I have so many great memories of her and the family. Until we meet again... My love and prayers to all.

  2. Sam levatino
    Baton rouge, LA

    She was married to a great player and coach that was a very good man. He moulded the psychological development of many of us and therefore she molded it too. Many times earl phillips and I would coach him prior to interviews for assistant principal jobs. We attempted to have him suppress his nature which was to listen to no one long enough to be hired. We always failed. The dozens of memories that are forever etched in stone in our minds are accompanied with Liz watching and smiling at him through the cyclone fence to the events on the field. Coach listened to no one on earth but Liz. It served them both very well.

  3. Judi & Ava
    Biloxi, MS

    Mary Nick Lauren and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you.

  4. Jim Duplantis
    Jennings, LA

    Vinny,
    I was very saddened to learn of Mom's passing. I know this is a difficult time. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May the Good Lord Bless you all and comfort you.

    Jim Duplantis

  5. Darryl Efferson
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Mary and Family, My thought and Prayers are with you. May she rest in peace.

  6. Kim Lett
    Wichita, KS

    Dear Alicia and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your beloved mother, grandmother. I’m sure Liz will be missed by all that knew her. Liz sounds like she was an incredible lady and I know you will always keep her tucked safely in your heart.
    Much love,
    Kim Lett and family

  7. Sam levatino
    Baton rouge, LA

    She was married to a great player and coach that was a very good man. He moulded the psychological development of many of us and therefore she molded it too. Many times earl phillips and I would coach him prior to interviews for assistant principal jobs. We attempted to have him suppress his nature which was to listen to no one long enough to be hired. We always failed. The dozens of memories that are forever etched in stone in our minds are accompanied with Liz watching and smiling at him through the cyclone fence to the events on the field. Coach listened to no one on earth but Liz. It served them both very well.

  8. Beverly Harris
    Pride, LA

    Julie, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Beverly Harris

  9. Peggy and Kenneth Binning
    Walker, LA

    Jan, we are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time🙏🏻🙏🏻

  10. Samantha Schulz
    Fort Worth, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Liz was the nicest, sweetest, and funniest lady! I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. I will never forget how surprised I was when I realized her and MawMaw Sylvia weren’t related. Thank you for sharing her with our family! I pray God wraps his arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

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