Albuquerque Journal - January 31, 2003
Emeterio B."Hoppy" Gutierrez, age 73, of Las Cruces, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center."Hoppy", as he was fondly known to family and friends, was born December 16, 1929 in Carrizozo to Isidoro and Josefina Baldonado Gutierrez. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army during the Korean War."Hoppy" was a retired Prison Warden from Camp Sierra Blanca in Lincoln County and also worked with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and most recently with the Security Department at Memorial Medical Center for ten years. Mr. Gutierrez along with his wife of 50 years were well known amongst the bingo players that participate at the Sertoma Club. He was a resident of Las Cruces since 1985. Survivors include his loving wife, Civilia Herrera Gutierrez of the family home; son, Bobby J. Gutierrez and his wife, Tracy of Las Cruces; daughter, Mary Ann Allred of Topeka, KS; one grandson, Aaron Gutierrez of Las Cruces; four granddaughters, Aubree and Azlyn Gutierrez of Las Cruces and Leticia and Jennifer Allred of Topeka, KS. He is also survived by one sister, Lollie Lueras of Carrizozo; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Manuel and Paul Gutierrez; two sisters, Mary Monrreal and Ofelia Hicks. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2003 in Carrizozo at the Santa Rita Catholic Church, 213 Birch St. at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend David Bergs as Celebrant. Inurnment of cremains will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Carrizozo.