Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Donald Joseph Gould
May 31, 1937 -- December 18, 2017

Donald Joseph Gould, age 80, passed on to be with the Lord on December 18, 2017.  He is survived by his "beautiful" and loving wife, Sharleen, of 57 years, daughter, De Ann, son David and wife Hope, daughter Jennifer and husband Kevin, granddaughters, Chelsea, Grace, Madeline, Lydia and Anna, grandson, Nik, brother Ed Gould and wife, Sylvia, sister Betty Huston, sister-in-law Carol and several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by twin sister, Dorothy (18 mo's old); younger brother, Fran Gould, his parents and dear friend, Bob Lederer.

Don served in the United States Military as Specialist Second Class from March 21, 1955 - March 20, 1958.  He provided for his family with a career at Sandia Labs from 1961 - 2001.  His passion was our loving God the Father, whom he trusted in to be content in all circumstances. His hobby was working for H & R Block tax service for 45 years.  For many years, he and his family and devoted friend, Robert would sit on the UNM Pit bleachers watching, and rooting for the UNM Lobos' Basketball teams (boys and girls). Don spent endless hours working with his hands, building, and gardening; giving to others what he had grown with his hands.

Cremation has taken place and a visitation will be held at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 11104 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday, December 22, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  A celebration of life service will be held at Heritage Christian Fellowship, Saturday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heritage Christian Fellowship, in his name.

Don's family and friends loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed.  


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Pat Thalhammer December 21, 2017

Dear Sharleen and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Your strength through his difficult disease gives all of us on a similar journey renewed determination. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Pat Thalhammer

Adeline Vasquez December 22, 2017

Not related. Prescott Valley , Arizona

To the Family and friends of Donald Joseph Gould, sincere condolences. Losing those who have touched our lives and hearts is very difficult. We are not without hope. God sees our pain and promises to restore the lives of many asleep in death. John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 Sincerely, Adeline V. jw.org

Margo Simmons December 23, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences for your recent loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have always received comfort from the Bibles’ word at Philippians 4:7 which reads “and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus”. I hope you can receive comfort from these words as well. Margo Simmons

Christina Tolendino December 24, 2017

Friend and co-worker Los Lunas , New Mexico

My condolence to you and your family on your loss of Don. About 30 years ago, I was a co-worker of both Don and Bob Lederer and used to have lunch with them once or twice a week. They were definitely close friends. I have pleasant memories of our lunches together.

M.W. December 29, 2017

Dear Gould Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)