Roberto C. Gutierrez
A funeral service will be held for Roberto C. Gutierrez, 84, of Dexter, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Hagerman Cemetery. Roberto passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family.
Roberto was born in Canutillo, Texas, Aug. 23, 1928, to Rodrigo Gutierrez and Catarina Cabrera. Roberto was a retired farmer for Kerr Farms. He enjoyed playing his guitar and accordion, singing to his wife and children, wrote all his kids a song, loved to dance, cut his grass and build things. He loved the songs he wrote and enjoyed life with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Mari Galindo, Alice and Lee Salcido of Midway, Elma Barela of Hagerman, Armando and Maria Gutierrez of Andrews, Texas, Cathy and Johnny Renteria of Austin, Texas, Gracie and Tommy Mireles of Dexter and Diana and Armando Anchondo of Dexter; his brothers, Ernesto Gutierrez and Armando Gutierrez; his sisters, Ofelia Montanez and Emma Sanchez, 33 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and 70 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Mireles, Bryan Mireles, Lee Salcido, Robert Lee Anchondo, Manuel Delgado, Efraim Linares, Marcos Salinas, Jacobe Hernandez and Chris Fernandez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Isaac Lee Lopez, Isaiah Romero, Jacen Mireles, the Dexter Fire Department and E.M.S. and all his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Aurora Gutierrez; his parents, Rodrigo and Catarina Gutierrez; his sisters, Rachel Rede and Lydia Avila; his son Manuel Sanchez; his granddaughter Mary Helen Sanchez and his great-granddaughter Tanisha Fernandez.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center on the medical floor and the ones in I.C.U., also Kathy at Mission Arch and Dr. Ana Arnett and the nurses at Encompass.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.