Cosme Daniel González

Cosme Daniel González, 27, passed away at home in Alpine, Texas, on Dec. 28, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born on July 28, 1993, in Fort Stockton, Texas, and spent the first five years of his life with his parents living in Yakima, Wash.

From there, the family moved to El Paso, Texas, where he attended Rojas Elementary School until 2002. Upon their move to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he attended Ramey School until the fourth grade. In 2003, he moved to Alpine, were he attended Alpine Middle School through eighth grade. He moved to Spring, Texas, and attended Klein Oak High School through 11th grade, transferring to and graduating from Comquest Academy Charter School in 2012. He attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, and Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas.

Cosme was known by all his family and friends for his fascination with words, language, and rare facts. He was an avid reader, and had a passion for historical fiction and good literature, with a special appreciation for the writing of Philip Roth, especially “The American Trilogy.” He had a keen mind and capacity for critical thought, with a sensitive and loving heart.

He loved animals, especially cats, and enjoyed spending time visiting the cats at the Alpine Humane Society. He liked to cook, appreciated good food, enjoyed a good, strong cup of coffee, and he liked to listen to electronic music and to songs with meaningful and expressive lyrics. Music was a shared passion with his girlfriend, Aurora. He loved to skateboard, and to do tricks with his many yo-yos. Playing with a yo-yo was his form of meditation. He was a good friend and caring son who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Cosme was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Judge Alex R. González of Fort Stockton, and Daniel Saenz of Alpine. He is survived by his parents, Arthur González of Fort Stockton and Monica Saenz, of Alpine; his grandmothers, Senaida González of Boerne, Texas, and Zulema Saenz of Alpine; his aunts, Sarah Amira de la Garza of Phoenix, Ariz., Linda Howard Burch of Comfort, Texas, and Eva Holguin of Alpine; and his uncles, Alex John González of Fort Stockton, and Danny Saenz, David Saenz, and Sam Saenz of Alpine.

He is also survived by 17 cousins, and numerous cats and dogs.

Cosme would not want us to be sad, and it would bring him great joy to be remembered by having us treat each other well and adopting a cat or dog.

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Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.