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Frank Gutierrez

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“He was a good man. I enjoyed so much visiting both him and his wife. They made you feel at home each time you came by. I miss him. Mrs....Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Jannelle Bryant - Little Rock, AR

“Dear Marietta, I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I got to know him through our reunion committee group. He was a gentleman. Always...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Frances Johnson - Little Rock, AR

“Marietta, I am so sorry for your loss. Frank(my big bro) always put on a happy face. I will miss him. Take care of yourself Love, Marsha ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Marsha Onley - Imboden, AR

“Marietta, Rita and Family, We will always remember our fun times together as neighbors. Frank was such a special man with always something...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Earla Stinson & Family - AR

“Thinking of you at this difficult time. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lorenzo 111, Rick,and Delores Gutierrez - NM

“Marietta and Rita and family, I know I haven't spent near enough time with you in the past years but I think of you often. What a happy house to...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Becki Carothers Griffey - AR

“I join with so many others who knew Uncle Frank in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time,...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy & Chris Romero & Sons - NM

“Thank you for the joy and love of life you shared with us all. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Anna (Mahnken) Kyle - Sherwood, AR

“I remember Frank so well and so fondly. I was always second in line after Rita. We always had a joke about talking to my eyes. Always joking and...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Kathryne Sego Patterson - Beebe, AR

“To my Great Uncle Frank, You are such a wonderful man! I always remember the summer of 1992 when I went to Little Rock to spend time with you...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Erica Archuleta - Las Vegas, NV

“Dear Melany and Rita, We are sorry for what you must be going through right now, but we send our love, and we promise to pray for your entire...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Yvonne & Gyas Uddin - Belvidere, IL

“Dear Marietta and Rita, Randy told me of your loss, and I'm so very sorry. Frank was such a loving, happy, wonderful man who made everyone with whom...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa (Elrod) McCain - AR

“To My Great Uncle Frank, You always had a smile on your face and a joke to make me laugh. You always called me beautiful and gave me lots of kisses....Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Perdue - Mesquite, TX

“I will never forget knowing Frank. I loved seeing him and Marietta at their home and at AEHC. He will be missed greatly. My prayers are with...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy Parker - Del Rio, TX

“A funny man....very entertaining ...there will be dancing in heaven tonite ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sherri Guenther - Roland, AR

“Losing my favorate uncle is surely a painful loss. I have such wonderful memories of my visits to Little Rock and your visits to New Mexico. I can...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Juanita Lujan - Espanola, NM


Frank Gutierrez, 92, of North Little Rock, went to be with his Lord on April 14, 2013. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Jose and Guadalupita Sisneros Gutierrez on January 29, 1921. He served proudly in the Armed Forces in Kodiak, Alaska and Europe during War World II. Upon returning from the War, he came to Little Rock to visit his sister Juanita Thurman and began his career at Wonder Bakery in 1945. His baking experience began at an early age, since his parents owned a Bakery in downtown Santa Fe. He started as a baker and worked his way up to Bake Shop Superintendant. Wonder Bakery is where he met his wife Marietta Garrison Short. He retired after 38 years. After his retirement he volunteered for 10 years at the VA in Little Rock and also with the AARP. He had a love for music, especially Frank Sinatra. He was an excellent dancer and was a member of "The Dance Club." He was known for his stories and loved to make people laugh. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers and three sisters, Elejo and Fortino Gutierrez and Juanita Thurman, Nashie Lujan and Isabelle Gutierrez. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marietta; step daughter, Rita Newman, of North Little Rock; two grandchildren, Brad Newman (Erin) of McRae and Melany Newman Stacionis of Illinois; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Mahnken, Lane Newman and Mallory Stacionis; two half sisters, Mary Linda Gutierrez and Kathy Wallace; two half brothers, Joe Gutierrez, Jr. and Amado Gutierrez.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, 5124 Hillcrest Ave. Little Rock. Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

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