ALICE, Texas – Maria Lucia Gutierrez, 65, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sept. 20, 2008.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend.   She was retired from Coastal Plains Community MHMR Center after 33 years of service in Alice, Texas.  She was greeted in heaven by the angels in her family: her father, Esequiel Gutierrez Sr.; her mother, Rosita Casas Gutierrez; her two brothers, Esequiel Gutierrez Jr. and Rene Rolando Gutierrez; and nephew, Aaron Joseph Lozano.

Survivors include two brothers, Juan Gutierrez and Ruben (Idolina) Gutierrez, both of Alice, Texas; two sisters, Irma Gutierrez and Rosa Enna “Jare” Villarreal, both of Alice, Texas; a sister-in-law, Osvelia Gutierrez of Alice, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitations will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 and a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. that evening at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.   –Paid Obituary