Lydia Jane Gutierrez

September 1, 1941April 7, 2021
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Lydia Jane Gutierrez passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021 in her home. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Charles F. Gutierrez; children, Helen, Lupe (Adolfo), Jennifer (Christopher), and Lydia; grandchildren, William (Adriana) and Melissa (Richie), one bonus grandchild, Nick (Yesenia), great-grandchildren, Michael, Emberlin, Billy, Jameson, Adrian, Isabella, and Giovanni, and bonus great-grandchildren, Leonardo, Rafael, and Giovanna. She is also survived by her brother, David Gonzales. Lydia was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Helen Gonzales, and by her sister, Margaret Hernandez. A private service will be held at Willow Glen Funeral Home, burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.


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Roni Hernandez

May 8, 2021

In one hand is a fist full of tears, in the other hand rests grains of sand to remind me that little bits of hope can be found in a storm. Even if I can't understand how. It's never easy to watch someone's soul move on to that better place called Heaven. Where there is no more sadness, sickness or pain. Just endless fields of Evergreen, rivers of peace and skies of Ice blue. It's never easy not knowing why certain things happen and a families life is now changed. She was a mother, wife, sister aunt and friend. Now she is a guardian angel watching over you and me. A beautiful image that only the eyes of the heart can see. She is no longer having to battle with that beast called cancer. Now she is free to dance with the wind or sing in the rain. The thing that we have to keep telling ourselves is that she is no longer in pain. A fist full of tears and grains of sand resting in the other hand to remind me that in time the flame of hope will shine again. Because the love and hope of a mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend has no end. Written by Veronica. May these words bring peace and comfort to Lydia's family and friends. 4 7 2021

LIna Hernandez

April 30, 2021

Aunt Lydia a beautiful soul ,, i remember you telling me you didn't like my wholly pants... she always wanted to sew them.. lol her knitting was impeccable.... i have many beanies and head bands she knitted for me ,,, and a beanie with a whole for my pony ... I will forever cherish all.... spread your wings and embrace your next journey in life ,,, Love you Aunt Lydia ,,



My Mom was the most amazing mom, and yes I know by how she raised us.

She raised 4 amazing daughters and very different daughters at that.

How do we sum up her life in just a few moments?

I don't even know where to start.

Mom taught us to always get along; even if we didn't like each other at times.
Mom loved it most when we all were happy together, and especially when we were all matching, so today we match one last time.....

Mom was a very busy mom, at the beginning with 2 young daughters in tow wherever she went.
And from stories I have heard, they were always causing trouble as a team even when 1 was clearily the ring leader.

They kept mom's hands full for 7 years before I (Jennifer) came along.
At times I felt like an only child, in a good way, but some would call that spoiled.

But then, after a long 10 year break she gave it one more chance at being a Mom,
a different kind of Mom, a stay at home Mom...something Mom probably never thought she would try.
And as with everything in her life that she did, she rocked it.
Mom was always into something crafty as we grew up.
We all learned from her and watched her make amazing things in her life.
From resign grapes and ashtrays to porcelain dolls and knited blankets and mickey beanies (even when most where for me).
We both shared a love for disney and I'm not sure who started it.....

Mom was always making something for someone.
Mom was an everybody's kind of Mom.
No matter who we would bring home with us Mom would love them like she loved us.
Mom especially loved Chris. They had a special bond and I know she loved him as much as she loved me and sometimes even more.
Our friends loved Mom like there own.
Mom went by many names

Friend and my favorite

It hurts to think what life without you and what it will be like.
A piece of me has been cut out and I can't believe I'm here without you.
Making memories without you is truly going to be the hardest thing we ever do."