He passed away on December 1, 2020 in West Jordan, UT.
He was born on July 9, 1942 in San Mateo, Peru to Victor and Rufina Gutierrez. He was the 4th of 11 children.
He married Magda Gutierrez on Dec 20, 1982.
He was an avid poet, and enjoyed writing and reciting poetry in his spare time. He would recite poems at church and family events. He was a man of God, and a Seventh Day Adventist member. He enjoyed reading the Bible and studied it often.
He enjoyed soccer and played when he was younger. He especially loved watching Peruvian soccer games.
He had the biggest heart always went out of his way to help anyone in need. He was always so friendly and social, making friends anywhere he went. He was a jokester always wanting to make people laugh. His face always so animated anytime he talked or when we tried to take a picture of him, he would just make silly faces.
In Peru he went to a Seventh day Adventist’s College, got a his bachelor degree and worked as a teacher.
He came to the US in 1974 with his brother Manases, and started working as a rancher in California. He brought his wife over from Peru and they had two daughters Juliana (1987) and Elizabeth (1988).
They later moved to Sonoma, were he and his brother Alcides went into business together purchasing a restaurant and food truck business.
The restaurant business was hard and he wanted a change for his family. With the help of his very generous friends Cecilia and Alvaro Ramirez, they moved to Utah for better job opportunities. Since settling in Utah he had different jobs but the one career path he choose was being a CNA. Because of his natural kindness and love of helping people this job was were he shined.
He was fearless and always so healthy. Any family trip we would take he would be the first one up at 6 am ready to get the day started. He was never one to just sit, he wanted to go exploring.
When he got sick he was still worried more about those close to him than he was about himself. When asked how he was doing he would always say “I’m ok, how are you?”
He will live on in our hearts and memories always. He is survived by his loving wife Magda, his children Mavel (son in law Kenny Matos grandchildren Stuart and Chelsey), Katy (grandchild Natali), Yulma, Plinio Goyito, Juliana, and Elizabeth Gutierrez. His siblings Rosa, Juan, David, Manases, Alcides, Isaac, Victor, Zulema and Elizabeth. His brother in-laws, sister in-laws, nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Victor & Rufina Gutierrez, his brother Anibal Gutierrez and his grandchildren Dessire, Junior, and Natalia.
Viewing: Tuesday December 8th, 2020 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Funeral Services: Wednesday December 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Burial: Wednesday December 9th, 2020 3:00pm
Address: Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123