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Ricardo Gutierrez

Memorial services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Ricardo G. “Senior” Gutierrez of Artesia.

Gutierrez, 71, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Fr. Jorge Vargas will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Fernando Trujillo, Israel Trujillo, Ernesto Gutierrez, Richard Michael Gutierrez, Israel Gutierrez and Chad Hanway. Honorary pallbearers are Javier Gutierrez and Charlie Martinez.

A rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace.

Ricardo was born July 16, 1946, in Artesia to Manuel Yeso and Beatrice (Garcia) Gutierrez. He was a longtime Artesia resident.

Ricardo was a simple man of the Catholic faith and enjoyed nothing more than the opportunity to spend time with his family and friends.

Survivors include daughter Iyona Ramirez and husband David of Laredo, Texas; sons Ricardo Gutierrez Jr. and wife Jennifer, and Adrian Gutierrez and wife Jadian, both of Artesia; sisters Nellie Gragido, Antonia Trujillo and Maryanne Hanway, all of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.