Stephen Michael Gonzales (1994-2023), son, brother and friend, was taken from us too soon when he passed away on October 16, 2023 in Kansas City, MO.
Mikey was born in Roswell, NM, and grew up in Northwest Arkansas most of his life with his little sister Lily. He graduated from Rogers High School and continued his education at Pittsburg State University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing engineering technology, as well as becoming a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After graduating college, he moved to Kansas City, MO, where he continued to work and live.
Although his life was tragically cut short, Mikey was beloved by all who knew him for his contagious smile, his kindness, his heart of gold, and his uncanny ability to make everyone laugh. He showed each and every one of us that life was something to enjoy. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hanging in a hammock. He also loved cheering on his favorite sports teams, and was a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan. He greatly enjoyed being surrounded by friends and dogs. He was blessed to have had such an amazing supportive family, girlfriend, and group of friends– many that he had known since high school –as well as his fraternal brothers he met in college.
He is survived by his mother Melissa Harris; sister Lily Harris; cousin Larry & wife Spencer Pineda, all of Northwest Arkansas; half brother Gary Larez of Carlsbad, NM; girlfriend Stefanie Nentrup, and dogs Elsa & Nacho of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Luis & Socorro Pineda, and paternal grandparents, Steve & Betty Gonzales, all of Roswell, NM; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his Father Steve Gonzales Jr. of Roswell, NM.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on October 28th, 2023 at Lake Atalanta in Rogers, Arkansas from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. We will gather together, share fond memories, and honor him by doing what he loved the most, which was fishing, and releasing a farewell cast. Online obituary & guestbook are available online at https://www.kcgoldengate.com.