Porfiria Gutierrez

Obituary of Porfiria Martinez Gutierrez

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, our Lord and Savior called our beloved mother, Porfiria Martinez Gutierrez, home. Known to many as “Lola or Chata” from San Benito, Texas. Porfiria was born on September 15, 1938 in Guanajuato, Mexico to parents Jose Mateo Martinez and Margarita Guerrero who preceded her in death. Porfiria is also preceded in death by her brother Johnny Guerrero and her two grandchildren Sergio Javier Gutierrez and Orlando Duke Garza. Porfiria is survived by her sisters Consuelo Vargas (Ruben) and Martha Abrego (Eloy +) and two brothers Francisco Guerrero and Aurelio Martinez. Porfiria was married to Enrique Gutierrez for 68 years and has six children; Javier Gutierrez (Mary Jane Atkinson), Herlinda (Alvaro) Peralta, Enriqueta (Gonzalo) Garza, Ernesto Gutierrez, Juanita (Rogerio) Guajardo and Virginia Gutierrez. Grandchildren; Orlando Gutierrez, Amanda Gutierrez, Claudine Ontiveros (Joe Benavides), Jose Peralta, Norrand (Patricia) Garza, Vanessa Garza, Sylvia Barnes, Virginia Barnes, Jade Gutierrez, Enrique Alexandre Gutierrez, Alexis Nenita Gutierrez, Carolyn (Sam) Martinez, Clarrisse (Robert) Garcia, Hector (Mary) Suarez and Daughter in Law Diana Salazar. Numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Porfiria absolutely loved and adored. Let’s not forget Mimis Gutierrez. How she loved and cared for her pet dog. Porfiria never received a formal education, but her wisdom and knowledge of life would have fooled anyone. She was determined to learn English and went onto receive her citizenship with pride. She was a determined goal setting woman with the strength and resilience to match. Porfiria will be dearly missed. She had an abundance of friends, her door was always open and her table was always set. You wouldn’t dare leave on an empty stomach or an amazing story from Lola’s house. The Family will be receiving friends and relatives on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home. Holy Rosary Service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday evening. Funeral Service will be on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, following burial at Mont-Meta Cemetery. Honored to serve, as pallbearers are Orlando Gutierrez, Norrand Garza, Jose Peralta, Hector Suarez, Jaiden Gutierrez, Joe Benavides, Enrique A. Gutierrez, Robert Garcia and Sam Martinez. Honorary pallbearer Ezra Villafranco. All individuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by socially distancing a minimum space of 6 feet apart and must wear face covers or masks. (May include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings). You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Pofiria Martinuez Gutierrez at thomaegarza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
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Thursday
18
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thomae Garza Funeral Home
395 S Sam Houston
San Bentio, Texas, United States
956-399-1331
Thursday
18
November

Holy Rosary

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thomae Garza Funeral Home
395 S Sam Houston
San Bentio, Texas, United States
956-399-1331
Friday
19
November

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, November 19, 2021
St. Theresa Catholic Church
1300 Combes St
San Benito, Texas, United States
Friday
19
November

Interment

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
Mont Meta Memorial Park
Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States