June 6, 1921 – March 25, 2014
Beatrice Gutierrez, 92, of Monroe died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for one week.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, will officiate. Beatrice will then be taken to the Grimes Funeral Chapel in Kerrville, Texas for funeral services with burial to be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery Kerrville, Texas.
Born June 6, 1921 in Lytle, Texas she was the daughter of Pedro and Jovita (Villarreal) Guerrero. She married Alfonso L. Gutierrez on March 9, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas. Hr preceded her in death on October 15, 2004.
Beatrice was employed by many Monroe families as a housekeeper for several years. She attended St. John the BaptistChurch.
Surviving are her son Samuel (Rebecca) Gutierrez; daughters Anita (Jack) Thompson, Gloria (Robert) Cardoza, Alice (Henry) Hinojosa, Dora (John) Guzman and Estella “Micki” (Thomas) LaFountain; brothers Edmundo Guerrero, Ramiro Guerrero and Pedro Guerrero; sisters Bertha Sanchez and Leonela Silvas; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfonso; son, Alfonso Gutierrez; daughter, Eleanor Elizabeth “Lisa” Gutierrez and son-in-law, Salvadore Minicucci.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Central Scholarship Fund
The Gutierrez family would like to thank the Great Lakes Hospice and Fountain View of Monroe Pleasant View Unit staff for all the care and compassion shown to Beatrice during this difficult time.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.