RAFAEL GUTIERREZ SR. Rafael Gutierrez, Sr., 82, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. Born in Edinburg, Mr. Gutierrez had lived there all of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife, Candida R. Gutierrez; his parents; and two sisters, Julia Gutierrez and Leonor Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez is survived by five children, Juan Alberto Gutierrez, Rafael Gutierrez, Jr., both of Edinburg, Maria Ester Gutierrez of Corpus Christi, Juan Esteban Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, both of Edinburg; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. today, January 8, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Sign the guestbook at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published by The Monitor on Jan. 8, 2016.