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Carl Erik Gomez

June 4, 1966 — March 8, 2023

Carl Eric Gomez, 56, passed away peacefully, with his loved

ones by his side on Wednesday March 8 th , 2023 in Clifton, CO.

He bravely lost his short battle with Interstitial Lung Disease.

Carl was born Carl Eric Gomez on June 4 th 1966 in Grand

Junction, CO to Francisco Valentino Gomez and Rosalia Virginia

Guzman. He grew up in the Grand Junction community and

attended schools in the Grand Valley. He also lived in Portland,


Carl worked as a drywaller/hanger most of his life, yet he had

many trades in the construction field as well.

Carl enjoyed many hobbies including: fishing at the river and

lakes here in Grand Junction, bicycle riding, hunting, camping,

taking long walks, wood carving, shooting guns, archery,

listening to his oldies music and football, he absolutely loved

his Denver Broncos no matter what!!!!

He had a great sense of humor and was quite a prankster, he

loved to play jokes and pranks on people and see the reactions

on their faces, and start laughing. He had a soft heart for stray

animals and was always the first to feed them. Carl was always

willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Carl was a devoted father, he always looked forward to

spending quality time with his youngest son “Elias” and loved

receiving calls and getting visits from his eldest children who

lived out of town. He had lots of friends and relatives whom he

stayed close to through the years and whom he could count on.

He was a social bug, he loved people all together.

Carl will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and loved

ones. His presence will be remembered as strong, helpful,

energetic, and above all a survivor through many situations in

his life. He will continue to live in our hearts forever.

He is survived by his daughters: Ciera Gomez of Portland OR,

Rosalia Gomez of Los Angeles CA, Angelina Gomez of

Bentonville AR, Katherine Ann Tucker of Denver CO and Sons

Jonatan Gomez of Wichita KS, Elias Manuel Gomez of Grand

Junction CO. Sisters Andrea Gomez Duarte (Michael) of Denver

CO, Ericka Gomez (Genaro) of Grand Junction CO and brother

Francisco Valentino Gomez Jr. of Denver CO. Grandchildren

Santos, Hugo, Mariah, Isaiah, Jordan, Elisa, Laylah, Amia.

Godchildren Valentino Gomez-Guerrero, Andreas Rivera, and

Selena Gomez all of Grand Junction CO., and several special

nieces, nephews, cousins and his companion friend Willie Ann

Harrell who all loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Carl Eric

Gomez JR., brother Edward Lee Guzman and sister Carmen


Services will take place March 23, 2023 from 5-7 pm at the

Journey Church (Riverside Community Church), 520 W.

Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction CO 81501 with a graveside

service March 24, 2023 from 12-2 pm at the Orchard Mesa

Cemetery followed by a potluck style, celebration of life from 4-

7 pm back at the Journey Church.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carl Erik Gomez, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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