OBIT – Javier Gutierrez

MISSION – Javier Ponce Gutierrez, 60, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 in Edinburg.

Mr. Gutierrez was born on Feb.18, 1956, in Mexico to Panfilo and Amalia Gutierrez Ponce. Raised in Chicago, Ill. and Houston, he eventually made Mission his home. He worked as a machinist with General Electric for almost 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Elia Mancilla Ponce; children, Saul Trevino, Gabriela Ponce, Luis Ponce, Alma Ponce-Garate, Claudia Ponce, Javier Eduardo Ponce and Gerardo Jose Ponce; siblings, Gerardo Ponce, Maria Limon, Juanita Ponce, Amelia Ponce and Dora Cerda; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Alma Flores.

Visitation will be on Wednesday Dec.7, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Rivera Funeral Home.in McAllen. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Dec.8, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Cemetery in Mission.

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