OBITUARY

Maria Gutierrez

December 3, 1972February 8, 2021
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On February 8, 2021, Mary Gomez, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 48. Mary lost her year-long battle with stage four lung cancer at North Baptist Hospital.

Mary was born on December 3, 1972 in Sahuayo, Michoacán to Maria and Raul Gomez Acevedo and was raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco. As a teenager, Mary met Jesus Gutierrez in their hometown and dated for eight years until they finally got married on March 14, 1998 and moved to Los Angeles, California where she spent the second half of her life.

She was a mother to many. As the eldest daughter, she often served as a surrogate mother to her younger siblings. She had to take on a lot of responsibilities from a young age as a result of having two parents who worked full-time jobs. Mary sacrificed a lot for her family, most notably she discontinued her education after middle school and gave up the opportunity to be a flight hostess. After she moved to Los Angeles, she then birthed three of her own daughters.

Mary was a model stay-at-home mom. She was a gifted cook - everyone enjoyed eating over at her place. Mexican cuisine was of course her specialty: enchiladas, tamales pozole, birria, chiles rellenos, carne en su jugo. Aside from her recipes, her sister-in-laws would also ask for advice on cleaning, mending and tailoring clothes. In her downtime, you would see her watching novelas in the evening or spending hours talking to her family on the phone.

While her family could not be with her during her last moments because of restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to see her for the last time that morning for a couple minutes to say their final goodbyes. Mary is survived by her husband Jesus, and her daughters Valerie, Emily, and Nathalie.

The family will be holding a livestream for virtual attendees to pay their respects. A gofundme was made to help with the expenses that have accrued since her first diagnosis last January - details will be made available soon - otherwise donations can also be sent to her eldest daughter Valerie Gutierrez (Venmo @gv718, QuickPay gvalerie718@gmail.com).

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Faby Salazar

February 23, 2021

Su familia está en nuestras oraciones. Toda la vida se conocernos. Mary siempre fue una gran persona, una gran hermana para sus hermanos y siempre van a estar en nuestros recuerdos de niños. Les acompañamos en su pena.

Priscilla Carrillo

February 22, 2021

Gracias tía por ser una persona muy amable y cariñosa ♥️Nos dejó tantos bellos recuerdos tía Mary, la voy a extrañar muchísimo tía que en paz descanse🕊

Teresita Mata G.

February 22, 2021

gracias tia por tantos años de amor y cariño. la vamos a extrañar mucho mucho. mujer tan ejemplar y maravillosa. gracias por siempre confiar en mi con las chiquillas y por siempre dejarme cuidarlas y compartir tantas memorias con ellas al igual que con usted. con Dios mándenos sus bendiciones y vean sobre nosotros. con el favor de Dios yo aquí seguiré para querer a las chiquillas ♥️ la quiero mucho tía y nunca la olvidare ♥️

Teresita Mata G.

February 22, 2021

Deanna Gutierrez

February 22, 2021

Como voy a extrañar a mi tía. Tengo muchas memorias bonitas y especiales con ella. Mi tia siempre fue una person muy especial. El tiempo que vivimos juntos en maywood fue un tiempo my feliz en mi vida. Queremos mucho a su familia. Que descanse en paz tía.

Jessica Gutierrez Larrinaga

February 20, 2021

Jessica Gutierrez Larrinaga

February 19, 2021

Jessica Gutierrez Larrinaga

February 19, 2021

Te vamos a extrañar Mary. Nos dejaste muchos recuerdos bonitos ♥️💔tu siempre con una sonrisa así te recordaré. En Paz descanses

GABRIELA GARCIA

February 16, 2021

Querida TÍA, Comadre y Amiga!!! Me quedo con los bonitos recuerdos de su Amor, Humildad, y Generosidad... con su Ejemplo deja huella en cada uno de nuestros Corazones ♥️ LILAY & DANNAI agradecen lo mucho que las cuido, Yo en lo personal AGRADESCO A DIOS por el tiempo que compartimos como FAMILIA la quiero mucho y siempre VIVIRA en Mi Corazón 💔 QDEP TÍA MARY 💋

Maria Limas

February 15, 2021

Con mucho amor ❤️ Una gran amiga que fuiste para mi. Siempre te voy a llevar en mi corazón ♥️ Mary me dejo mi corazón quebrado! Pero siempre la voy a recordar toda mi vida. La voy extrañar.... hasta el cielo Mary! Siempre valore nuestra linda amistad por más de 18 años. Desde el momento de su partida mi corazón cambió. Nunca pensé que dios la necesitaba pronto en la gloria de Dios. Hasta pronto Amiga del alma. Reza por nosotros Amen

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