Bertha Sonia Gutierrez

May 21, 1950 - August 26, 2020
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Frank Torres
Maria Isabel Rivera
Veronica Guerra
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On August 26, 2020, our beloved Bertha Sonia Gutierrez entered God’s heavenly kingdom at age 70.

In 1968 she graduated from Martin High School and continued her education until she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Subsequently, she attained a Master’s degree in Education as well. She was employed by L.I.S.D., began her career at Buenos Aires Elementary, and concluded her career at J.C. Martin Elementary after 37 years as a Kindergarten teacher retiring in 2011.

Her passions included her many plants and her pet dogs (Buddy, Chula, and Lucy). She excelled in the culinary arts especially the preparation of a variety of Mexican dishes. Her passing leaves a void in the lives of her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha M. Torres and Enrique Torres. Also, two brothers, Roberto Torres and Fernando Torres, and her step-brother Enrique Torres.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kristina N. Gutierrez; brothers Carlos Torres and Hector (Irma) Torres, and their extended families.

The family will be receiving guests, Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

For the safety of the public, the family will also be live streaming the services at on Tuesday, starting at 5:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: May 21, 1950
Died: August 26, 2020

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Olga H. Bueno Castro posted on 7/26/21

My deepest condolence to the Gutierrez Family. My dearest Sonia, thank you for the beautiful friendship. Will forever remain in my daily thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Until we meet again, Olga Bueno Castro


Jennifer Langenberg posted on 9/9/20

My heart broke when I heard about your loss I still remember her when the family at my brother's and Marina's house. God Bless, your in heart and prayers. Jennifer G. Hein Langenberg


Dolores Medina posted on 9/9/20

My sincere condolences on your mother passing. I will send many prayers for your family.


Vickie Cerda posted on 9/9/20

In memory of Bertha Sonia Gutierrez, Vickie Cerda lit a candle


Vickie Cerda posted on 9/9/20

Comadre may the pepurtallight always light on u I will miss and sorry for that was done u were a great friend teacher person and most of all a mother to Kristina may u rest in peace


Marco & Debra Villarreal posted on 9/8/20

In memory of Bertha Sonia Gutierrez, Marco & Debra Villarreal lit a candle


Marco & Debra Villarreal posted on 9/8/20

Our deepest and sincere condolences to Kristina Gutierrez and family. Your mother, Sonia, was one of our late mother and mother in-law’s dearest friends. She was also our friend. We will miss them both dearly during Thanksgiving dinners, and their prayer gatherings. There isn’t a memory that dear Sonia is not in. It consoles us that they are both rejoicing together with our Heavenly Father. Rest in paradise Sonia.


DK Martinez posted on 9/8/20

Tia Sonia, Where do I begin. I am going to miss you so much. I'm going to miss our talks where you would ask me to do your makeup every time I visited. I'm going to miss your crazy stories at our family cookouts where you would leave us in tears from laughing so hard. I am going to miss you always telling us to raise the thermostat because you were always cold. I am going to miss you telling Diego and I that we should have more babies because we "make gorgeous babies". I going to miss your smile, laugh, and your wild sense of humor. I AM GOING TO MISS YOU! You were taken too soon and although I couldn't make your funeral services, I will always know that you will be watching over my family and I. I love you so much. May you rest in paradise and until we meet again.


ruby pena posted on 9/8/20

mi mas sentido pesame para la familia mr gutierrez and christina


San Juanita Luera Casso posted on 9/8/20

My sincere condolences to your family & friends on the loss of your mother, sister or friend. May she rest in Peace & Perpetual Light shine upon her. May your love and memories of her remain in your hearts forever. Prayers for Sonia & her family/friends during this difficult time, amen.


Sandra Hein Pelkey posted on 9/8/20

My condolences to the Gutierrez and Torres family, Sonia was a wonderful person and will be missed deeply??


Domingo Dimas posted on 9/8/20

My Sincere Condolences Kristina and family, May Sonia RIP?.


Elsa Yvonne Cabello posted on 9/8/20

So sad to hear about your passing Sonia . Will always remember you smiling and laughing ! May you rest in peace and let the perpetual light shine upon you . May your family take refuge in our Lord Jesus Christ . We will see each other again in our eternal home .


Priscilla Fuentes posted on 9/4/20

May your Mom Rest In Peace ❤️ Praying for your strength during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers My condolences to you and your family. From: Martinez Family


Ana & Andy Barrientos posted on 9/4/20

May the pepetral light shine upon you my dearest friend and phone pal. I wool cherish our friendship always and our great laughs. God had opened the gates of heaven and you are now free and rejoicing. Coach B and I miss you so much. ?❤️???


Frank Torres posted on 9/2/20

In memory of Bertha Sonia Gutierrez, Frank Torres lit a candle


Frank Torres posted on 9/2/20

“Just as the sun will set then rise with each and every dawn the souls of those who lived life well eternally live on…Now that the sun has seemed to set on one so very dear, please know a soul who lived so well remains forever near. Frank, Debbie, and Carol Torres (children of Enrique and Josephine Torres)”


David Torres posted on 9/1/20

Rest in peace Tia Sonia. We are saddened by the news of your passing. We take comfort in knowing you are with our Lord. Kristina May the Lord Bless you and give you peace.


Linda Hein posted on 9/1/20

My condolences to The Gutierrez and Torres family. Sending prayers to family. May Sonia Rest In Peace.


Leslie M. Dimas posted on 9/1/20

Rest in paradise Tia Sonia. To her family, friends, those who loved her, and those effected by her loss - my deepest sympathy and condolences. Kristina, I am praying for your strength and comfort and I am so very sorry for your loss. I love you.


Maria Isabel Rivera posted on 8/31/20

May you Rest In Peace, Tia Sonia. You will be missed by all who knew and love you.


Veronica Guerra posted on 8/31/20

In memory of Bertha Sonia Gutierrez, Veronica Guerra lit a candle


Veronica Guerra posted on 8/31/20

My most sincere condolences to the family. Sonia was a very good friend and loved Kristina her only daughter. She always worked late in her classroom and loved the little ones in her classroom. She was always laughing and smiling. May she be in paradise with our Heavenly Father! Rest In Peace Sonia! With love Veronica Guerra


Marisa, Stacey, Janessa and Meagan Hein posted on 8/31/20

Our deepest condolences, may she rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.