In Memory


Carlos Gomez, 74, died Thursday (March 3, 2016) at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1942, the son of Angela S. (Sifuentez) and Epimenio Gomez in Newton.

Carlos served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne as a paratrooper. He earned his Parachutist Badge and an Expert Badge in Rifle.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, both of Wichita.

Carlos loved comedians and was a "Fluffy" fan. He also enjoyed sports, especially the Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephina Gomez, and his parents.

His survivors include two sons, Roberto Gomez, Wichita, Carlos Gomez, Albuquerque, New Mexico; a daughter, Elizabeth Gomez, Colorado Springs, Colorado; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rachel Tejeda, Kansas City, Missouri, Josie Sandoval, Norco, California, Mollie (Victor) Solorza, Whittier, California and Angel A. Gomez and husband Marvin Odefey, Pueblo West, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will also be held on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Juan Garza will be presiding.

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, and sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Published in The Kansan on Mar. 8, 2016


  Post Comment

03/13/16 08:48 AM #1    

Kay Kaiser (Kindall)

Two years of Spanish class with Carlos and his good friend Tino hold only good memories for me.   Carlos was always smiling, always friendly.  As a class we had yearly Mexican food feasts and sang La Cucaracha over and over again.

I always wished I would see him at reunions, but memories from high school are still vivid and positive.  I cherish him as a friend from "back when."

His obituary sounds like he had a good life with lots of family and lots of success.  God speed, Carlos.


  Post Comment


Click here to see Carlos' last Profile entry.