Gonzalo “Gonzo” Portillo
April 23, 1994 - June 3, 2022
On Friday, June 3, 2022, our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and
friend, Gonzalo Portillo, age 28, passed away from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. Gonzalo was born on April 23, 1994, to Gonzalo Portillo
Lucero and Olga Lydia Ortega, he was born in Layton, Utah.
Gonzalo attended North Summit Elementary, North Summit Middle School, and
graduated from North Summit High School with the class of 2012. While attending
high school he was on the high school swim team and was also on the high school
football team. He was employed at Amsco Windows as a window manufacturer, he
was also employed at Park City Sport where he was a ski valet.
Gonzalo loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking with his friends. He enjoyed going
fishing with his family when he got the chance. He also enjoyed camping. He also
loved to go snowboarding for hours on end with his friends and family. Gonzo
enjoyed skateboarding and longboarding as well. He would go to Cherry Canyon
and up in the Uintah Mountains to go horseback riding with his family when he
was younger and loved every second of it.
Gonzalo was someone you could go to when you had a question about cars. He
knew almost everything about cars. Gonzo enjoyed talking about cars with his
siblings and with his cousins who shared the same interest. He liked any cars that
were fast and loud, but his dream car was a Mazda RX7 that has a 26b motor.
Gonzalo enjoyed anime, his favorite anime shows included One Piece, Dragon Ball
Z and Fairy Tale. His all-time favorite character is Usopp from the show One
Piece. Gonzo enjoyed music, his favorite type of music was EDM or House Music.
He loved music because he could connect to the music playing and enjoyed the
way it made him feel. Gonzo loved video games whether he was playing Zelda on
the Nintendo 64 console or if he was playing Call of Duty on the Xbox, he just
enjoyed playing and refining his skills. He could play for hours and never get
bored of it. He really liked taking videos of him playing the video games and
posting them on Tik Tok.
Gonzalo was a selfless person and would have done anything for anyone. He was
always smiling and could always make you laugh or smile. He was the uncle that
was always there for his nieces and nephews and would have done anything for
them. There was no place he would have rather been then hanging out with his
family and loved ones. He loved visiting his mom and really liked helping his mom
clean houses. He loved going to the ranch with his dad and working there on the
ranch. He would have done anything for anyone, and his glowing personality and
contagious smile will be dearly missed.
Gonzalo’s girlfriend said “Gonzalo was one of the happiest people you would ever
meet. He could instantly make friends with anyone, and his laugh made you laugh,
it was so contagious and wholehearted. Besides lighting up any room, Gonzalo
could fix anything without a hitch. On the few occasions that he didn’t know how
to fix somethings, he would call his dad for advice. We planned to open a
mechanic shop in our garage one day so he could help people the best way he
knew how. I will always cherish the way he helped me grow and become a happier
and more helpful person. He was the love of my life. There was never a quiet
moment because we always had so much to say. I will forever cherish the
memories of our years together.”
Gonzalo is survived by his parents, brothers Obed (Trisha) Portillo, Abel (Baylee)
Portillo, sister Lucero (Gerardo) Gutierrez, girlfriend Onnika Andrus, his grandmother,
many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his pets he considered his kids.
Gonzalo is preceded in death by his grandfather Gonzalo Portillo Pacheco, grandfather
Camilo Ortega Martinez and grandmother Maria Teresa Guerrero Soto.
Viewing will be held on Thursday June 9, 2022 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727
N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010 from 6 – 8pm. Funeral services will be held on June 10, 2022
at Coalville Stake Center, 40 N Main Street, Coalville, UT 84017 starting at 3pm.
Gonzalo will be laid to rest in the Coalville City Cemetery.