Julio Cesar Gamboa Vázquez, who was born on June 28, 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico, passed away at the age of 46 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Julio moved to the states at the age of 18. He married the love of his life, Maricarmen on February 9, 2014 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Julio was a talented chef who spent time at numerous Des Moines restaurants which included: Dos Ríos, Malo, Biaggi’s and most recently, Centro. He enjoyed listening to educational podcasts, especially Mexico City’s main daily podcast. He loved movies, music, boxing, biking, cooking and spending time with his family.
Julio is survived by his wife Maricarmen Gamboa; children Alan Lozano and Danna Lozano; mother Angelina Vázquez Martinez; brothers Sergio Gamboa Vázquez, Miguel Alejandro Gamboa Vázquez, Ricardo Javier Gamboa Vázquez and sister Yuliana Elizabeth Gambo Vázquez.
The family celebrated Julio’s life with a private catholic prayer service prior to cremation rites. Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee was entrusted with Julio’s final arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed towards the family via: https://gofund.me/