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Maria Lourdes Gutierrez


1954 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Maria Lourdes Gutierrez Obituary
September 23, 1954 - May 19, 2016 Maria Lourdes Gutierrez, age 61, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on May 19, 2016 in Commerce, CA. She was born on September 23, 1954 in Los Angeles to Jose and Manuela Gutierrez. Maria graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science and did graduate work at her beloved USC. Her career as a television executive spanned 28 years, including years as station manager of KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, general manager of KFTV in Fresno, and senior vice president and regional director of local media for Univision. She received numerous awards for her work and philanthropy on behalf of the poor and immigrants' rights, among them, the Marjaree Mason Center Woman of the Year honor, the Humanitarian Award by the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, and the American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, CA on June 4, 2016 and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to: Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 28 to May 29, 2016
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