George Arturo Gutierrez, Age :71

Feb 22,1948---Apr 05,2019
George Arturo Gutierrez was born in Rowe/Pecos on February 22, 1948 to Emilio and Rosarito Gutierrez.  He attended Pecos High School and graduated in 1968. 
George passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 5, 2019 after battling a lengthy illness. 
A man known by many and loved by many more, George was always willing to lend a hand whenever and wherever he could. A total jokester, he wasn’t afraid to share a laugh with you. If he teased you, it meant he liked you.
Having grown up in Pecos to a large family, George learned the importance of hard work at an early age. After graduating from Pecos High School and spending a brief period in Denver, Colorado, he moved to Santa Fe where he has lived ever since. He worked in Los Alamos for 34 years as an electrician before finally retiring in 2012.
He loved classic cars and even owned a classic himself that he always dreamed of restoring. He enjoyed Westerns and owned many novels he had read many times over – his favorite being by the author Louis L’amour. If you came to visit, you would usually find him sitting down to watch Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Family Feud or sports - usually basketball or baseball. To the very end, he was always supporting his hometown basketball team the Pecos Panthers. He enjoyed chatting about them, even if you didn’t know what he was talking about. He loved Spanish music and would often sit and listen to it while he read the newspaper. When it came to meals, he loved chili, potatoes and beans above all else. If he had been allowed, he would have had it for every meal of every day.
A man of few words, his family knew that he loved them in the things he did and the words he said. We love you and we’ll meet again someday. You possessed a golden heart that no one could match.
He is preceded in death by his wife Norma Gutierrez (Cantu), son George Gutierrez Jr.; Brothers Pablo, Ray, Vincent, Ruben, Robert, Michael and Jessie Gutierrez; Sister Anabel Quintana and parents Rosarito and Emilio Gutierrez. He is survived by his daughter Diane Gutierrez-Garcia (Alfred); Son Joseph Gutierrez (Cynthia); Grandchildren Michael, Desirae, Joey, Mikayla, Antonio, Nathanial and Bianca; Sisters Eleanor (Melva) Enriquez, Monica Vasquez, Lucy Favela and Lourdes DeLaTorre and brother Abe Gutierrez (Rosemarie) as well as many other relatives and friends.
The recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:15 AM with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1301 Osage Ave.  Interment to follow the Mass at Rosario Cemetery with a reception to be held immediatley following the burial back at Lamy Hall at St. John the Baptist Church. 
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of
Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe
3232 Cerrillos Road
(505) 395-9150


Condolences

Lori Quintana Apr 12 ,2019

Neice ,Santa fe ,New Mexico

Love you Tio!

Tom Apr 12 ,2019

Friend ,Vero Beach ,Florida

I met George in 2012 when I lived next door. He was always kind to me and we shared some laughs from time to time. My heart goes out to his lived ones. He will be missed.

Carrie Borrego Apr 13 ,2019

Friend ,Ohkay Owingeh ,New Mexico

I heard the sad news about George, and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am . He was a nice and friendly person. I knew him in high school when he went to school in Pojoaque and at LANL. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time. My condolences to the family. RIP George.

Marcella Montoya Apr 15 ,2019

Friend & distant relative ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My Deepest Sympathy to the whole family, George and I were good friend from Los Alamos and a distant relative from Pecos. I had just talked to George a few weeks ago and he was not well, but never thought he would go so soon. RIP George no more suffering. Marcella

Lori Quintana Apr 16 ,2019

Neice ,Santa fe ,New Mexico

Love you Tio!

Bobby and Tammy Lopez Apr 23 ,2019

cousin ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Our deepest condolences to you all, Diane and Alfred and family, on the loss of your father. He was a very nice man. May God comfort you all during your time of sorrow and always. You will be in our prayers.

Tom Kennedy May 15 ,2019

Friend ,Vero Beach ,Florida

I only knew George since 2012 but he was always kind to me and I enjoyed talking with him. I thought he was a great guy and will miss him very much. God bless him and all his loved ones