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Benjamin "Ben" Gutierrez

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Benjamin "Ben" Gutierrez, 74, of Alamogordo, passed away, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the NM State Veteran's Home in T or C.
Mr. Gutierrez was born April 29, 1934 in Winnemucca, Nev. to Jose and Trina Gutierrez. He was retired from the Saw Mill in Alamogordo where he worked for twenty-six years.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles. He loved bowling and dancing. Mr. Gutierrez was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served for eight years. He spent many hours with his friends at the VFW, Post 7686.
He is survived by his loving wife of twelve years, Bonnie Gutierrez of the family home; his mother, Trina Smith of Calif.; four sons, David Gutierrez of Italy, Patrick Gutierrez of Alamogordo, Larry Gutierrez of Texas and Michael Gutierrez of Calif.; four daughters, Kimberly Wilson of CT, La Nita Gutierrez of Calif., Tina Gutierrez of Ariz. and Lisa Gutierrez of Kan.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; a stepson, Barry Gerardi of Wash.; a step-daughter, Lisa Welker of Texas and four step-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Holloman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
The Gutierrez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit
www.alamogordofuneralhome.org

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20, 2008
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