Gilbert Gutierrez born in Yuma AZ. on September 12, 1938, peacefully passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 with his family by his side. |
Gilbert, "Papa G" was a Yuma High School graduate and a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He dedicated his life to the family businesses, Mr. G's Drive In, La Casa Gutierrez, Chile Pepper and the Tortilla Shop. He loved traveling, working in his yard, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his father, Juan Gutierrez; mother, Bessie Gutierrez; brother, Carlitos Gutierrez; sister, Mary Helen Masse; wife, Hortense Gutierrez.
He is survived by his twin brother, Johnny Gutierrez; sisters, Mary Lou Huff, Hortense (Frank) Castro, and Anna Marie Cano; five children, Robert (Talley) Gutierrez, Elizabeth (Kevin) Hunt, Erik Gutierrez, Adam Gutierrez and Rachel Garcia. Gilbert leaves behind a legacy of 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. He also leaves his companion Delfina and his puppies, Sophie and Chiquita.
The Viewing and Rosary will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Sunday, November 18, 2012, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Mass will be held at Saint Francis Church at 10:30am on Monday, November 19, 2012, with burial following at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Robert Gutierrez, Jagger Gutierrez, Adam Michael Gutierrez, William Hunt, James Hunt, Kevin Hunt Jr. and Jose Flores.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Art Durazo, Louie Gonzalez, Leo Gutierrez, and Raul "Sonny" Gutierrez.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Yuma or the Crossroads Mission.
Published in The Yuma Sun on Nov. 16, 2012