Speedy “David” Gutierrez, age 55, of Texico, NM was surrounded by his family when God called him to his eternal home on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born on February 1, 1963 in El Pueblo, NM to the home of Alejandro and Lydia C. (Chavez) Gutierrez.
Speedy was a hard worker and worked for numerous years as a Rail Watchman /Ribber for Excel in Friona, TX. He also worked as a bricklayer for numerous construction companies in Portales and Clovis.
Speedy was devoted to his Catholic religion and to the church. He loved to cook and work outdoors, as he had a green thumb growing beautiful flowers. Speedy had a wonderful sense of humor and was just a fun guy to be around. He was good at making his friends and family laugh as he was joking around. Speedy was a simple easy going guy who was humble and never complained about anything. He loved spending time with his family. The joy of his life were his children, David and Lorena and his grandchildren, Evyanna and Roman. He will be dearly missed by all.
Preceding his death are his parents, Alejandro and Lydia Gutierrez; sister, Carlota Gutierrez; brother-in-law, Raymond Tarango; and paternal and maternal grandparents.
Speedy leaves behind his son, David (Esli) Gutierrez of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Lorena Wallace of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Roman and Evyanna Wallace; brothers, Alexander (Lorraine) Gutierrez of Roswell, NM and Elfido Gutierrez of Clovis, NM; and sisters, Ruthie Apodaca of Encino, NM, Loretta (Chris) Sena of Texico, NM, Rachel (Jim) Pena) of Texico, NM, Darlene Gutierrez of Texico, NM, Eloisa Gutierrez of Clovis, NM, Laverne Gutierrez of Texico, NM and Nadine Gutierrez of Clovis, NM.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 17th beginning at 11:00am followed by a Rosary at 6:00pm at Steed Todd Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 18th, 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. Burial will follow at Texico Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Alexander Gutierrez, Elfido Gutierrez, David Gutierrez, Roman Wallace, Dominic Gutierrez, Abel Viscaino, Manuel Prieto, and Miguel Payen. Serving as honorary bearers are Lorena Wallace, Evyanna Wallace, Esli Gutierrez and all his nieces and nephews.
All friends and family are welcome to gather in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall in Clovis for fellowship and a meal after the burial.
My deepest condolences to the family. I have prayed for you to have peace, comfort, and hope from our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah. Remember the promises He has made. One in John 3:16 where He tells us that He loves us, but also that He has made arrangements for us to get everlasting life. This promise is repeated in Titus 1:2, "...to give them the hope of the eternal life that was promised so long ago by God. He does not lie". ( NJB) For those we love who have died, in John 11:23-25 He promises a resurrection of the dead. Then in Revelation 21:4 He promises to do away with death. So, there is a strong possibility that you will see Speedy again, alive and well, in a world where there is no more death. I hope this helps a little. There is much more about this at jw.org. Steve.
Steve FloydColumbus, GA
My deepest condolences to the family. I have prayed for you to have peace, comfort, and hope from our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah. Remember the promises He has made. One in John 3:16 where He tells us that He loves us, but also that He has made arrangements for us to get everlasting life. This is His promise and God cannot lie. For those we love who have died, in John 11:23-25 He promises a resurrection of the dead. Then in Revelation 21:4 He promises to do away with death. So
Steve FloydColumbus, GA
The Autrey’sTexico, NM
My deepest sympathy my family. He was always so happy and never missed an opportunity to visit. One time me and Rudy where sitting out side in Portales on our deck and out of nowhere here comes Speedy up the ramp deck as fast as his bike would go and he said hello familia I was just passing by and saw you all outside so i just thought i would say Hi. And as quick as he said hi he was down the ramp and off. I wish to be like that and never miss an opportunity to let me family know that no matter how busy our life is there is always time say Hi. Thank you Speedy. Love you all so much. Hugs to all from Washington.
Rhonda (Trujillo,Rivera)HallBothell, WA