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Cornelio Y. Gutierrez

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Cornelio Ygnacio Gutierrez, 67, passed away July 3, 2011. He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in San Marcos, Texas, to Juan R. and Enriqueta Gutierrez. He married Alice Guerrero Gutierrez, wife of 51 years, at the age of 16 and raised four daughters and one son.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gilbert Valdez.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Guerrero Guti

errez; one son, Adam J. Gutierrez, of Maxwell; four daughters: Olga and Fred Delgado, of Lockhart, Virginia and Albert Riojas, of Austin, Theresa and William Smith, of Austin, and Bertha and Stephen Parra, of Lockhart; four brothers: Filomeno and Gloria Gutierrez, Basilio and Connie Gutierrez, Jose and Debra Gutierrez and Ruben Gutierrez; two sisters, Dominga Y. Martinez and Epifania Baltierra, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was a lifetime resident of Maxwell, Texas, and started working in the fields with his parents at the young age of eight. He was a man of many skills and talents. He ran the Maxwell Cotton Gin for Mr. Robert Martindale. He also helped establish the Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department. Other jobs also included working as a bartender at Schulle’s Place and as a bus driver for Camp Gary.

Cornelio and his family traveled to Minnesota as migrant workers. They worked very hard and saved their money to build their house and start his own trucking and septic business. He was a very humble man by putting others first before himself. He always helped others in need by donations to their fundraisers and events.  His hobbies consisted of watching the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, gardening and repairing and driving his 1963 Ford Galaxie.

A visitation and rosary were scheduled on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at McCurdy Funeral Home. Services were held July 7, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Martindale, Texas.  Interment followed at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.

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