Emma Zavaleta Guiterrez

Obituary
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A devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Old Jefferson Community Care Center. She was 88, a resident of Gonzales and native of Brownsville, Texas. She is survived by her  daughters, Conchita Richey and husband Terry, Emmita Templet and husband Troy, Melissa Sanchez and husband Jimmy, and Melinda Gutierrez; and sons, Johnny Gutierrez and wife Kulliki of Gonzales, George "Laco" Gutierrez and wife Lydia of Gonzales, Jay Gutierrez and wife Amy, of Prairieville and Gus Gutierrez and wife Paige of Gonzales. She was also blessed with 16 grandchildren, Ty Richey and wife Jennifer, Amy Underwood and husband Brent, Felicia Gutierrez Donley and husband Chris, Toni Gutierrez Ornquist and husband Jeremiah, Gena Gutierrez Wiggins and husband David, Joseph Gutierrez, Karly Gutierrez, Bryan Haydel, Jr. and wife Kristie, Angela Duhe and husband Damon, Chase Gutierrez, Collin Gutierrez, Alecia Gutierrez, Gabrielle Gutierrez, Gus Gutierrez, II, Allie Amedee and Bradley Sanchez; and 15 treasured great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Antonio "Tony" Gutierrez; infant son, Joseph Gutierrez; parents, Pedro and Concepcion Zavaleta; her sister, Josephina "Bebe" Zavaleta Garza of Brownsville, TX; and her brothers, Pedro, Jr., Rafael, Alfanso, Enrique, Ferdinand "Zip", Coach Gus and Dr. Joseph Zavaletta all of Brownsville, TX. Visiting was held at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, Gonzales, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment in Hope Haven Mausoleum, Gonzales. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit www.legacy.com/weeklycitizen to offer condolences to the family.
Published in Gonzales Weekly Citizen from Sept. 19 to Oct. 18, 2013
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