Maria “Licha” Luisa Gutierrez
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1943 - 2020
Maria Luisa Gutierrez, age 77, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:15am at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Maria was born on March 31, 1943 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to Jesus Duarte Rivas and Maria Garcia Coronado. Maria received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She worked in the healthcare field in Tucson, Arizona for the greater part of her working adult life. In retirement, Maria enjoyed tending to her garden and taking care of her parakeets.
Maria is survived by her 8 children: Rosendo Gutierrez (Ana Luz), Rafael Gutierrez (Lisa), William Torres (Michelle), Maria Nunez (Lorenzo), Jasmine Brockman (Luis), Sebastian Gutierrez (Connie), Jose Manuel Laborin "Monkey" and Diana Gutierrez. She is also dearly cherished and missed by her 30 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her 2 sisters, 4 brothers, and many nieces and nephews
Maria is preceded in death by her first husband Cruz S. Gutierrez, the love of her life Jose Soqui Laborin; her parents Jesus Duarte and Maria Garcia Coronado; her sister Maria del Refugio Duarte Garcia; her two brothers Sebastian Duarte Garcia and Francisco Javier Duarte Garcia, her grandson Cruz Manuel Nunez and her great-granddaughter Aralynn Ella Duron.
Maria touched so many hearts and was loved by so many. She will be truly missed.
Services will be Tuesday, June 23rd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Occasion’s Party Hall on 6744 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson, Arizona 85756. Additional services will be held in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. More information to be announced.