Dennis passed peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Dennis Manuel Gutierrez was born on December 8, 1959; the only son born to Minda and Doroteo Gutierrez of Roswell, NM. Dennis was a lifelong resident of Roswell and a graduate of the 1977 class of Roswell High School. Any who knew Dennis, will forever remember him as an extremely hard-working man. He was a long time concrete finisher with the family company, Gutierrez Construction. After learning the family business he worked as a machine operator at TMC/Nova Bus. When TMC shut down he returned to his passion of construction, concrete, and handyman work.
Dennis was a loving grandfather, father, son, nephew, Nino, Hulk-a-man, “Poopoo”, “dammit Dennis!” and friend to so many. He will always be remembered as having a huge heart; willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He loved to laugh,joke with others, and play around. He loved long drives down country roads. Most of all, he loved going to the mountains to spend time with his family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his grandparents Manuel & Dora Gutierrez and Daniel & Caroline Vigil; his uncles Manuel Gutierrez, Isidore Gutierrez, and Clifford Gonzalez Jr; his loving parents Doroteo & Minda Gutierrez; his nephew Samuel Hines Gutierrez, and his cousins Isidore Gutierrez Jr and Andy Gutierrez.
He is survived by his children Greg, Jeff & wife Audrey Gutierrez, and Sarah & husband Rudy Garcia; sister Debbie Gutierrez Hall; nieces Danielle, Heather, Mandy, and Andrea Hall; grandkids Brandon Gutierrez, Rudy JR, Melissa, Natalie and Orion Garcia; great-nieces/great-nephews Aliyah, Tomisha, Arianna, Tyran, Adrian, Mireyna, Cynthia, Giana, Miguel, Natalie, Nethanyel, Jaylynn, Kane and Jason; numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
There will be an optional viewing held from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Friday, May 24, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, May 24, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church with mass to follow at 2 pm. Cremation will follow per his wishes.
Pallbearers are Adam Gutierrez, Ray Gutierrez, Clifford Gonzalez III, Mark Montgomery, Francisco Barraza, and Phillip Navarette.
“Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey is just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one
just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days in years
think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of these he touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much. “- Unknown
I was saddened to see that Dennis had passed on, I knew him and his family. He was a good man. My condolences to the Gutierrez.
Robert SedilloCarlsbad, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'll miss you primo.
Geno and Maria GutierrezLas Vegas, NV
Our deepest condolences to the family, Dennis was a great hardworking man, May God give the family comfort and peace.
Jesse & Sally PeachRoswell, NM
My deepest condolences Greg, Jeff, Debbie and all your girls. Dennis was a kind man, a jokester, and always made us laugh. He always brought a hug and smile with him, when he came by to visit. He especially made sure to sit with mom and make her laugh. I will deeply miss him. Fly high my cousin, this is not goodbye....but until I see you again.
Lillian NoriegaRoswell, NM
My deepest condolences to the Gutierrez family. May Dennis rest in peace and may the family find comfort in the beautiful memories you have of your time together.
Sally MendezLas Cruces, NM