Gonzalo De La Torre, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 22, 2022. He was born on October 26, 1967 in Tepetongo, Zacatecas, Mexico. Gonzalo was the 4th of 12 children born to Jose Pilar and Esperanza De La Torre. Gonzalo moved to the United States at the young age of 18 to pursue his dreams.
He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was loved by everyone who met him. Gonzalo loved to camp, fish, and grill carne asada with his family and friends. Over the years he grew a large collection of classic cars that filled his man cave.
Gonzalo met the love of his life, Leticia, while they worked together at American Gourmet in 1996. He knew that Leticia would be his lifelong partner and proposed within a week of dating and they were married on July 13, 1996 in Clearfield, Utah. Together they raised a wonderful family, two daughters and one son. As a family they loved spending their evenings in the backyard enjoying each other's company. Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Gonzalo and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving and providing for his family.
Gonzalo worked 24 years at Utility Trailer Manufacturing where he created lifelong friendships.
Gonzalo will be remembered most for his cheerful attitude, outstanding work ethic, his love for entertaining and making sure everyone was happy around him, and for being a devoted husband and father. He loved spoiling his grandchildren with sweets and spending time with them doing the things they liked.
Gonzalo is survived by his beautiful wife, Leticia; his children, Sonia (Leo Gonzalez), Mayra, and Samuel De La Torre; grandchildren, Demetrio and Marcelino Gonzalez; mother, Esperanza; brothers, Jose Angel, Humberto, Felipe, and Luis Manuel; sisters, Eva, Evangelina, Maria Elena, Eloisa, Esmeralda, and Maria De La Luz. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Pilar and Brother Ramiro.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W 5600 S. The family will meet with friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. His family will be present to welcome loved ones.
Masks will be required for all attendees.
He will be missed dearly by his family and those who loved him.