Gabriel Paulino Duarte
Rock Springs - Gabriel Paulino Duarte, 54, of Rock Springs passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 after a sudden illness.
He was born August 9, 1962 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, the son of Maria Luisa Duarte. He attended schools in Mexico and graduated from high school in 1983.
He married Maria Cristina Rico June 30, 2009 in Rock Springs.
Gabriel was a member of Iglesia Divina Gracia Ministerio de Restauracion in Rock Springs.
His interests were spending time with his family, barbecuing, buying and trading cars, going to church, praising God, playing with his grandsons, traveling, story telling, being a huge jokester, bragging about his hometown of Guaymas, Sonara and always being the center of attention of any gathering.
Survivors include his wife Maria Cristina Rico Bernal of Rock Springs; mother Maria Luisa Duarte Acosta of Guaymas, Sonora; son Juan Francisco Lopez Rico of Rock Springs; daughters Gabriela Paola Duarte Stone, Iris Paulina Duarte Gonzalez, and Roxanna Lopez all of Rock Springs; sister Ramona Duarte of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico; grandsons Shaun Gabriel Stone and Micah Daniel Stone of Rock Springs;
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Paulino Duarte and Maria Acosta.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Additional services will be held in his hometown of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico at a later date.