Monday, October 3, 2011

My Grandfather

Patricio Gutierrez
Coal miner, rancher

Patricio Gutierrez, age 96, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on Sept. 26, 2011.

He was born June 25, 1925, in Torres to Eulalia (Bustos) and Lorenzo Gutierrez.

He was a coal miner having worked in area mines for 40 years until his retirement.

He raised cattle and loved caring for his horse Annabelle.

Patricio was a member of UMWA Local 9856.

He was preceded in death by parents, Eulalia and Lorenzo Gutierrez, beloved wife Florence O. Gutierrez, daughter Melva Gutierrez, son Joseph Gutierrez, grandson Michael Gutierrez, brother Richard Gutierrez and sister Sarah Romero.

Survivors are son Leonard Gutierrez (Kathy) Gutierrez, Golden, daughter, Sylvia (Joe) Graham, Gainesville, Va. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Mass will celebrated Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Oct. 4, 2011 at Holy Trinity Church.

Internment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

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