Elsa and Michael Gonzales celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2016. Elsa E. Cardona Ramírez and Michael A. Gonzales were married February 14, 1976, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México. They were married in the “Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Roble” by Father Benigno González.

Elsa is originally from Monterrey, N.L. México and Michael is from Freeport, TX. They met in Monterrey, México in October 1968.

They have resided in Richwood their entire married life. Michael is a retired AMOCO/BP chemical lab technician and Elsa is a retired BISD teacher who taught in México and at Velasco Elementary.

They have two sons Erick and Gabriel Gonzales.

Celebration of their anniversary began with a cruise with their family to Italy, Greece and Turkey in February of last year, and an 11 day Holy Land Pilgrimage this past June where they renewed their vows, in Cana of Galilee, with Fr. Edmund P. Eduarte officiating. On February 16, 2016 Elsa and Michael will culminate their festivities by participating in Mass with Pope Francis’ presence in Morelia, México. Other events will be shared throughout the coming year with family and friends. They are blessed by a loving family, many dear friends and a deep faith.

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