Patricia Ann “Patty" Gutierrez quietly fell asleep in death on October 9th, 2022, surrounded by her beloved family.
Patty was born October 27th, 1949, in Albuquerque, NM, to Alice Meese and Pete Gabaldon. She was a Gallup High Graduate, who married the love of her life, Phillip (Peapot) Gutierrez in 1967. Together they spent the next 55 years raising a daughter Debbie Martinez, two sons, and their wives. Phillip and Debbie Gutierrez and Sean and Brenda Gutiererz, a granddaughter Rhiannon and great-granddaughter Genayah Rose, and instilling their amazing love and commitment in seven more grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Patty’s love of life was surpassed only by her great love of people. A love that was demonstrated in each of her career choices. As a young mother, she worked for the United Way and Municipal Courts in Gallup. She was also involved with Gallup Amateur Baseball for many years. Later, she owned Patty’s Corner in Belen, a favorite of the locals.
In her later years she became totally dedicated to supporting the families broken by addiction and assisting those with addictive disorders. She was instrumental in starting the T.O.S.S program in Albuquerque and was an integral part of the Partners In Wellness/Agave Counseling Program in Los Lunas where she retired from. Her entire life was spent in the services of others.
She is proceeded in death by her grandmother Filipina Meese, her mother and father, her stepfather Arthur Williams, Father-in-Law Dan Gutierrez, Brother-in-law Steve Schray, and nephews John Bacon and Richard Schray.
Survivors include her devoted husband Phillip, sisters Earry Schray, Roseanna Bacon, her children, grandchildren, a wonderful array of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, all of whom she loved very much.