In Memory of
Gwen Michelle DeAntonio

Gwen Michelle DeAntonio, stepped into the Light of God's Loving presence on April 15, 2020.  A candle burned brightly for Gwen since she entered the world 46 years ago on August 7, 1973. Gwen was fiercely loyal and protective of her friends and family.  We will always remember her infectious smile, piercing hazel eyes, and caring personality.  She impacted every life she touched and this loss will be felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing her beautiful soul.  She will be best admired as a vivacious and avid artist. Whether it was her breathtaking paintings and drawings or her penchant for creating beautiful jewelry, her talents were to immense to count.

All that knew and loved Gwen came to understand that her heart was bigger than the state of Texas & California combined. Anyone that has had the honor of encountering Gwen could tell you of her unwavering and unrelenting quest to provide not only compassion, but also aid and support ALWAYS to those that were less fortunate than herself. Blanket drives, winter coats and clothing, Christmas presents for transient and needy families of no less than six were just a few of the kind and selfless acts that only a soul as caring as Gwen could perform. So when you think of Gwen, PLEASE celebrate the great times and warm memories you have of her.  She would want you to flash a smile to someone who needs it, show love to someone who desperately needs to see it, and remember that life is fragile and oh so short, live it to the fullest.

Gwen will be deeply missed by all who knew her and especially missed by the surviving members of her family, mother Deborah Diaz, step-father David Diaz, brother Jesse Richardson, sister-in-law La'Qresha Benjamin-Richardson, nephew Caleb Richardson, niece Calysta Mullone, uncle Robert Johnson, aunt Sue Johnson, uncle Robert Johnson and long-time companion Bonnie Fitzgerald, uncle Mark Buckalew, aunt Kelly Green, and aunt Diane Diaz.

In lieu of sending flower arrangements, the family welcomes you to share any lasting memories, funny stories, warm thoughts of Gwen or simply any empathetic words or kind thoughts you want to share with the them.




Sign Guestbook

Jesse Richardson

Cristina Herrera

Shirley Reid Simpson

La'Qresha Benjamin-Richardson

Gerald W Reid

Alberta Reid

Celeste Renteria

Deborah L. Diaz

Karen Robbins

Love you, Gwen! You are a special one!

Miki Maher

Juan Martinez

Kathy Martinez

Lisa Speck

James K O'Brien



Amy Elepano

Clearly you were loved. May our Father send a host of His angels to surround your family with His love and peace and they adjust to your passing.

What beautiful memories. Shows that throughout life you were loved.


Message from
Miki Maher
Mon, 04/20/2020

Gwen! You are part of my life forever. No matter the distance over time. You are a part of the village that raised me. I can't talk about growing up without mentioning you hundreds of times. You are one of the funniest and most creative people I know. You're beautiful and you know how to steal a room. I love you! You are a special one. Enjoy your peace and light and the rest of us will join you some day.

Message from
Mon, 04/20/2020


I was so saddened to hear of your passing. You were such a good friend and I’m sorry our lives took us on different paths. I hope you know how much you were loved. You had the most infectious smile that could brighten anyone’s day. But what I admired the most about you was how accepting you were of others. You truly had a heart of gold. I had a nice visit with your mom today and she misses you terribly. It brings me peace to know that you are in a better place now. Until we meet again. Love you always.

Message from
Amy Stump Elepano
Wed, 04/22/2020


You were my first friend when my family moved to Texas in 1983. That's a lot of history and a lot of stories for sure! What I remember the most was your beauty both inside and out, your glowing smile, your infectious laugh and your sense of humor! You will hold a special place in my heart old friend. May you find peace and solace.

Message from
Fri, 04/24/2020

Gwen You will be dearly missed. You were one of my closest friends. We had alot of good times. I pray you are happy and at peace ☮️ now... I love you Girl ❤️💙

Message from
Lisa Barreda
Fri, 04/24/2020

Gwen you were a talented sweet friend we had such a great time hanging out in our 20:s. I will miss you and never forget you. I wish I could've done more. Untill we meet again sista 💕❤️