OBITUARY

Abel C. Gutierrez Sr.

March 23, 1932December 2, 2018
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Abel Cavazos Gutierrez, Sr., passed away on December 2, 2018 at the age of 86.

He was born on March 23, 1932 in Odem, TX. He was a Korean War Veteran and Rifle Marksman, proudly serving in the US Army from 1952-1954. After being wounded while in the Korean War he continued his service by joining the Army Reserves for 15 years.

Abel retired from Ashland Oil Company in 1997 after many years of service and was a dedicated parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he volunteered many hours. He will be remembered as a hardworking, loving man with a contagious laugh and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his father, Eliseo Gutierrez and mother, Angelita Cavazos; brothers, Augustine Gutierrez, Audon Gutierrez and Eliseo Gutierrez; sisters, Maria Vargas, Angelita Mancias and Adela Sembrano.

Abel is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia Cuellar Gutierrez; sons, Abel Gutierrez Jr. and Rudy Gutierrez; daughters, Sylvia Lynn Rangel and Annabel Gutierrez Martinez; grandchildren, Marcus Gutierrez, Jason Christopher Rangel, Monica Gutierrez, Rudy Martin Gutierrez, Jana Christine Salinas, Ruby Marie Gonzales; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm that same evening.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm with interment to follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

To offer condolences please visit www.cagemillsfuneraldirectors.com

  • FAMILY

  • Eliseo Gutierrez, Father
  • Angelita Cavazos, Mother
  • Augustine Gutierrez, Brother
  • Audon Gutierrez, Brother
  • Eliseo Gutierrez, Brother
  • Maria Vargas, Sister
  • Angelita Mancias, Sister
  • Adela Sembrano, Sister
  • Cecilia Cuellar Gutierrez, Wife
  • Abel Gutierrez Jr., Son
  • Rudy Gutierrez, Son
  • Sylvia Lynn Rangel, Daughter
  • Annabel Gutierrez Martinez, Daughter
  • Marcus Gutierrez, Grandson
  • Jason Christopher Rangel, Grandson
  • Monica Gutierrez Monica Gutierrez, Granddaughter
  • Rudy Martin Gutierrez, Grandson
  • Jana Christine Salinas, Granddaughter
  • Ruby Marie Gonzales, Granddaughter
  • Mr. Gutierrez also leaves behind his 16 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Holy Rosary Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, December 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Abel C. Gutierrez Sr.

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December 5, 2018

Grandpa Abel and Nana Chila with First Grandson, Marcus

Wendy Gutierrez

December 5, 2018

Grandpa Abel and Nana Chila with great-grandson, Abel

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Abel with his brother Arnoldo, sisters Alicia standing left to right Maria Elena, Yolanda (Viola) and Elda. They loved singing at family gatherings.

FROM THE FAMILY

Celebrating his 80th Birthday at Rudy’s. Nothing like bar-b-que and a cold one to wash it down with.

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad’s 80th with granddaughters (l-r) Jana and Ruby and great granddaughter Nadia, bottom row great granddaughters (l-r) Alyssa, Alana, Sofia.

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad with his loving wife of 66 years, Cecilia. Son Abel Jr. and daughters(l-r) Annabel and Sylvia.

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad with grand and great grandsons (l-r) top Lil Jay, Jason, Mark and Michael. Lil guy is Gavin.

FROM THE FAMILY

Sunday afternoons in the backyard enjoying son Rudy’s bar-b-que and waiting to cheer on his beloved COWBOYS!

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad and his 1st granddaughter Monica.