Concepcion Gutierrez was born December 8, 1943, in Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, the son of Silvestre and Clemencia Torres Gutierrez. He passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, in Kennewick, Wash., at the age of 73.
His family traveled extensively when Concepcion was a child. He moved to Hermiston, Oregon, in the mid 1970s where he worked for Lamb Weston for several years. He then worked took a job with Simplot where he worked for over 20 years, retiring in the mid 2000s.
Concepcion enjoyed farming, raising animals and being in the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roman.
He is survived by sisters Alvara Garza, Maria Guadalupe Gutierrez, Rubertina Gutierrez, Maria Estela Reyes, Mercedes Alvarado, Maria Elena Veliz, Maria Socorro Rollins and Ofelia Gutierrez; brothers Silvestre, Guillermo, Jose Luis and Roberto Gutierrez; and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, December 3 at the Burns Mortuary chapel, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston, Oregon. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 6 p.m., also at Burns Mortuary chapel. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow in Hermiston Cemetery.
To send an online condolence for his family go to www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com