Prayer services for Cristobal “Chocolate” Gutierrez, 72, of Roswell will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Vision Celestial, 1305 S. Garden. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Vision Celestial, 1305 S. Garden, with Oscar Guerrero officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Cristobal passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Cristobal was born July 24, 1941, in Las Nieves, Durango, Mexico, to Celso Gutierrez and Ignacia Corona. “Our father was a loving father, he loved and enjoyed the company of all his family and friends, and he always had a great smile. He also loved to fish, especially for catfish. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Cristobal is survived by his wife, Guillermina Gutierrez, of the family home; daughter, Veronica G. Avila; son, Mauro Gutierrez; grandchildren: Daisy Avila, Vanessa Talamantes, Lupita Avila, Angela Marie Avila, Melissa Marie; great-grandchildren: Isaiah Jovan Walker, Jeremiah Miguel Walker, Jesus Manuel Talamantes Jr., Julian Talamantes, all of Roswell.
Cristobal was preceded in death by his parents, Celso and Ignacia Corona Gutierrez.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.