We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Izah "Gonzo" Nicholas Gonzalez
November 20, 2003 ~ September 5, 2018 (age 14)
Flowers & Gifts
Izah (Gonzo) Nicholas Gonzalez, 14, of Baker City, Oregon and formerly of La Grande, Oregon passed away on September 5, 2018, in Baker City. A private Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.
Izah was born in La Grande, Oregon on November 20, 2003. His family moved to Baker City in Winter of 2017.
Izah had just started high school in Baker City. He previously attended La Grande Middle school. There he had touched so many lives, as one student said “He made the school happy”.
Since Izah was a young boy he dreamed of being in the military. As he got older he had a passion for basketball and wanted to play in the NBA. Izah was known for wanting to be one of the first kids to school so he could go out and play with his friends on the basketball court. He always strived to be the best at everything he was doing. He enjoyed playing sports, being with his family, spending time with his girlfriend Taylor, going to the mountains, and listening to music. Over the last few years Izah would spend the summer with his Aunt, Uncle and cousins in Hillsboro, Oregon. There he enjoyed eating peanut butter and banana french toast and bowling with his uncle. He was a great friend to many and very close to some like a brother.
Izah is survived by his mother, Tammi jo Eaton; father, Joseph Gonzalez; brother, Damian Gonzalez; girlfriend, Taylor Brown; grandparents: Mickie Sharp and Jesus Gonzalez, Linda and Lloyd Wallingford, and Dale Eaton; aunts and uncles: Monique Gonzalez, Natasha Gonzalez, David Gately, Christopher Eaton, Natasha and Guy McCarthy, Sasha and Michael Oylear, Allysa and Daniel Hosford; cousins: Novalee Pantle, Malaki Gonzalez, Duante Gonzalez, Christopher Oylear, Timothy Oylear, Jacob Oylear, George Oylear, Brandie MacKay, Eithen MacKay, Ahmyah Eaton, Sophia Eaton and Jesse Gonzalez; and many close friends.
Izah was preceded in death by his Great Grandma and Grandpa Casteel, Great Grandma Voyles, and Great Grandma Wallingford.
Memorial contributions to assist the family may be sent to Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814 or by using the Appeal for Donations button on the left side of this webpage.
From the La Grande High School:
We would like to take a moment to remember the life of a wonderful young man, Izah Gonzalez AKA Gonzo to a lot of people. He was a great friend to many and very close and like a brother to some. Gonzo was a smart, caring, kind compassionate and loving person and an amazing athlete. Gonzo was known for wanting to be one of the first kids to school so he could go out and play with his friends on the basketball court. Those of you who knew Izah knows what a great player and teammate he was. Gonzo never talked down to anyone during the game, he would let his game do the talking. He was also the kind of person that would be the one that would help his teammates up if they were down in all aspects, sports or life. We all loved to watch him play and grow in sports each year. Gonzo was the type of kid that would get hurt but still want to go back to the game. He always made goals for himself each game and played with all his heart. Whether it was football and getting much tackle in a game or basketball wanting to hit 40 points or more in a game. Gonzo was a great kid and he will be missed by so many. He will always be in our hearts. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, classmates, and teammates. Rest easy Izah. Lets please take a moment of silence in remembrance of Izah Gonzalez...