Betty Jo Gutierrez

September 29, 1929 - February 21, 2020
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Betty Jo Gutierrez

9/29/1929 – 2/21/2020

The light of our lives has been forever dimmed. Our beloved mother Betty Jo Gutierrez passed away in the early morning hours of February 21, 2020. Tonight the heavens shine a little brighter as she joins her heavenly father for all eternity.

It is said that a smile can light up a room, moms smile lit up the world. A pure heart and a gentle soul is who she was. Graceful in every sense of the word, a true lady and a devout catholic whose life was centered around God and family. She loved with the purest heart and gave so freely of her love to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mom loved her family dearly and equally but she was especially close to her late grandson Brandon whom she adored. Everywhere mama went Brandon was at her side, two peas in a pod. Inseparable is what they were and they are now reunited in heaven.

Mrs. Gutierrez is preceded in death by her grandson Brandon Andrew Sutton, her daughter Sandra Gayle Valdez and her sister Margaret B. Vela.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Denise (Tim) Jolley, Robert Paul ”Beto” Gutierrez, Richard Dean ”Dickie” Gutierrez, Patricia Marie Ramirez; grandchildren, Timothy Harrison Jolley, Brandy (Jeff) Czar, Dara (Sam) Parker, Richard(Tessie) Gutierrez, Robert Anthony Gutierrez, Ruben (Aryana) Valdez, Cristina Valdez, Cristina Ramirez and Steven Ramirez.  She is also survived by her sister Josie (Rod) Henney.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Luis Benavides for his many years of care and compassion towards our mother, to Regent Care staff and to Maria Ines Hernandez Vasquez for 9 years of dedicated and loving care of our mother.

Our family will be having a private ceremony in loving memory of our mother in the Texas Hill Country at her sons Robert Gutierrez’s ranch.

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


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Born: September 29, 1929
Died: February 21, 2020

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Esmeralda Martinez posted on 4/16/21

Love you Mrs. G!!


Maribel Garcia posted on 2/28/20

It is never easy to lose a loved one, and it is especially difficult to lose a mother. Sending you love, hugs, and support. ? Maribel Garcia


Patricia posted on 2/27/20

To the family of Betty No Gutiérrez. Please accept my condolenses for your loss. May you can find comfort in God's promise about the future resurection recorded at John 11:24-26


Raul Flores Jr. posted on 2/27/20

Beto, our Most Sincere Condolences on the passing of your Mom. She will always remain in our memories as a most caring and sweet Lady. May she Rest In Peace. Mr & Mrs Raul Flores Jr.


Chester and Becky Long posted on 2/25/20

Beto, Denise Dickey and families, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May the peace that passes all unnderstanding that our God gives, be yours. Blessings, Chester and Becky Long


Toni Benavides posted on 2/25/20

Denise I was your P E teacher at United High School and help me with Dr Hudson. My most deepest condolences and prayers for the loss of your dear mother. May the perpetual light shine upon her. Psalm 23: 2-4 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Toni (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx


Parker Neel posted on 2/25/20

So Sorry for your loss to the Gutierrez family. My memories of your mother were of her in her starched white shirt and parking enforcement uniform. Always dressed to perfection! Always with a smile on her face and ready to serve! I knew her through Dickies friendship with my brother George who I would tag along with sometimes usually picking Dickie up on the way to the ranch! May she rest in peace! Parker Neel


Judge Oscar Liendo posted on 2/25/20

Beto; My sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Judge Oscar Liendo


Linda and Buddy Bruni posted on 2/25/20

Our sincere and deepest condolences on your Mothers passing. She was such a beautiful lady. No matter what age they are, it is always hard to lose a parent. May God bless you all and give you strength during this time.


The Zertuche Family posted on 2/25/20

Our most sincere condolences for the Gutierrez Family. May she rest in peace. The Zertuche Family Violeta and Ramon Zertuche, Violeta and Gil Rico, Selika and Danny Salinas, Kristina Alarcon and Adriana and Ramon Zertuche II


Patti Hopson Kahn posted on 2/25/20

My condolences to all my Gutierrez cousins. I have only the sweetest memories of lovely Betty sweet and so beautiful.....May she Rest in Peace.


Oralia Salinas posted on 2/25/20

In memory of Betty Jo Gutierrez, Oralia Salinas lit a candle


Oralia Salinas posted on 2/25/20

My sincere condolences to you Denise and to your family. The love of a mother is treasured and never forgotten. May she forever Rest In Peace joyfully with her sweet grandson Brandon in God’s embrace. Sending you all my love.


Armando J. Ramirez and Maria A. Ramirez posted on 2/25/20

May she Rest In Peace and her soul continue to live happily in the Kingdom of God, our Lord creator. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ms. G. Had the pleasure of meeting and interacting on occasion with a woman of high caliber. You’ll be missed. Until then. Mondo


Armando J. Ramirez and Maria A. Ramirez posted on 2/25/20

May she Rest In Peace and continue living happily in the Kingdom of God where our Lord Creator DEFINITELY has a place for her. It was a pleasure meeting and interacting with a woman as wonderful as her.


Carmen Estrada posted on 2/24/20

My deepest condolences to u, Denise & ur family ??????Prayers for strength at this hard time. Love ❤️ u girlie❤️?❤️


Christie Barrera Storer posted on 2/24/20

Beto and Dickey, I was saddened to hear of your mother’s death. I have so many memories of her when I was young and good friends of Sandra’s at Ursuline. Your mother was always so welcoming! Our families have a long standing connection, in a way that only Laredoans can appreciate. My most sincere condolences on your loss of this bright light in your family! Christie Barrera Storer


Pamela Garza posted on 2/24/20

In memory of Betty Jo Gutierrez, Pamela Garza lit a candle


Pamela Garza posted on 2/24/20

My Most Heartfelt Condolences to you & your family Ms Denise ..... Your Mom was Indeed a Wonderful & Understanding Lady, in which I had the pleasure of meeting, May she Rest In Eternal Peace.....???✝️✝️✝️???


Rick and Ana Ramirez posted on 2/24/20

Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May your beloved Betty Jo Gutierrez rest in peace in the arms of our loving Lord Jesus Christ. And the perpetual light shine upon her.


Lula and RIchard Morales posted on 2/24/20

Our most sincere condolence to all of the Guitierrez family. A mother is with us always, First in her lifetime, then forever in our memory. May the beautiful memories and loving feelings your mother left you sustain you in your hours of grief. May she rest in Peace !


Dianne Addison Ramirez posted on 2/24/20

Denise..I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. May your Mom rest in peace. Love you.


Gracie Villarreal posted on 2/24/20

My heart-felt condolences to the entire family. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."


The Pena family posted on 2/24/20

Our sincerest condolences to all the family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. A graceful woman with class. May she rest in peace.