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Clara Louise Gutierrez


In great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Clara Louise Gutierrez. Clara was born January 30, 1931, and gained her angel wings on May 12, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at her side.

Clara was a very loving and caring person with an awesome smile and a very warm heart. She cared for everyone that walked into her home. Clara was born in Agua Ramon, Colorado and went to school in Del Norte, Colorado. There she met the love of her life and father of her children, Oscar Gutierrez. They married in 1949 and had started a family.

Clara enjoyed working and in her free time she enjoyed cooking and baking and keeping a loving clean home, always ready for company with a pot of coffee. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart when she was able to spend time with them.

Clara will be missed by everyone that knew her and will be cherished in their hearts forever. Clara will live on through her children ‘Dinky’ Edna (Eric) Sanchez, Del Norte, Co; Patsy (Levi) Olivas, Monte Vista, Co; Leonard Gutierrez, Monte Vista, Co; Andrew Gutierrez, Alamosa, Co; Loretta Archuleta, Denver, Co; Eric (Pearl) Gutierrez, Monte Vista, Co; Brenda (Luis) Pinon, Commerce City, Co; Randy (Glenda) Gutierrez, Alamosa, Co; and Irene Gutierrez (daughter in law), Monte Vista, Co.  As well as all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents Agustina and Andres Gurule; her husband Oscar Gutierrez; her children Lawrence Gutierrez, Joann Ortega, Daniel Gutierrez;  and her grandchildren Eric Daniel, Kassi, Leonard Jr., Katina, and Adrian.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Strohmayer’s Funeral home located at 205 S. Broadway, Monte Vista, Co. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 425 Batterson St., Monte Vista, Co. Mass of resurrection will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Monte Vista, Co. Interment will follow at the Monte Vista Cemetery located at 4927 County Road 27 in Monte Vista, Co.

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