Guillermo Gonzales fondly remembered as “Memo”, lost his five-year battle with cancer. Having moved from Mexico, Memo lived most of his life in Houston. He met his wife 1962 and married her 7 months later. In 1972 Memo and Mercy moved to Eagle Lake, Texas where they built a successful commercial trucking business; and in 1990 came back to Houston. He continued his trucking business and when he became semi-retired, he accepted a position with Houston Community College in the Commercial Truck Driving School as an instructor. Because of his experience and pride in trucking he became a true master; and his students would testify to that.
Memo and Mercy did extensive traveling and cruising, but what he enjoyed the most was visiting casinos. He was a great storyteller. His friends, family, employees and students all loved listening to him embellish as he changed his story a little bit every time.
He will be joyfully reunited in Heaven with his mother, Martha Rodriguez, and his son, Carlos Gonzales. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Mercedes Villagomez Gonzales, daughter, Alicia Gonzales, son Guillermo Gonzales, Jr. and wife Vivian, two granddaughters Alyssa and Erica, brothers Andres (Andy) Rodriguez, Arturo Rodriguez and wife Janie Rodriguez.