On March 26, 2014 our beloved father, Alfonso "Shorty" Gutierrez, Jr., age 78, of Las Cruces entered eternal life at La Posada- Mesilla Valley Hospice surrounded by his loving family. "Shorty" as he was fondly known to family and friends was born March 22, 1936 in Albuquerque to Justiano and Susana Perea Gutierrez. He was an auto mechanic by trade, a career from which he retired. Those left to mourn his passing include his children, three sons, Mario Alvarez, Delfino "Joey" Alvarez, and Larry Alvarez; four daughters, Maryanne Aguilar, Patty Alvarez, Delfina Zertuche, and Gloria Alvarez; a sister, Rosie Garcia. Other survivors include numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. Shorty was preceded in death by his parents, his companion of forty years, Josie Z. Alvarez on May 8, 2011, two sisters and a brother. At his request cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Family Home, 4626 El Nido Road in Las Cruces with a reception to follow. Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road. 527-2222 For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88004
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 28, 2014