Rona Gonzalez passed away with the sunset on January 15, 2015 after a short battle with breast cancer. She was born on June 1, 1962 in Eugene, OR to Robert and Jo Rinker. She later moved to Pasadena, CA where she was active in Pasadena's First United Methodist Church and John Muir High School.
After marrying Jesse Gonzalez on August 2nd, 1985, they lived in L.A., San Diego, and finally settled in Ventura. Here she raised two daughters, Sara and Camille, and made an impact in the community through activities such as PTA treasurer, Girl Scout council treasurer and Troop 299's leader, youth group director and financial treasurer at Ventura First United Methodist Church, board member for Happy Ventures Preschool, swim instructor for City of Ventura, aquatics director at the Pierpont Racquet Club, and innumerable volunteer efforts benefiting programs such as Food Share, Project Understanding, and Relay for Life.
A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on January 31, 2015 at Ventura First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Rona Gonzalez's Memorial Fund at: http://www.info-komen.org/goto/rona_gonzalez