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gutierrezBeatrice Gutierrez

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.

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3 Responses to Beatrice Gutierrez

  • Bill Cardella says:

    Estella, Sammy, Alice, Dora, Anita & Gloria, I am so sorry that you must experience and grieve the loss of your loving but strong & hard working but always available mother. My endless childhood memories of her will remain precious all of my days. I am so thankful that all of you had her beautiful presence in your lives for these many years as God has truly blessed you and the entire family along with so many of us who were given the opportunity to know her.

  • Mary Kay Maurice - Dobbs says:

    Dora – Sorry for your loss – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Connie Swiontoniowski Tuma says:

    Dear Micki,
    I extend my condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed her delightful smile when I would see her in the dining room at Fountain View. May fond memories sustain you during this difficult time.

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