Nellie Gutierrez Marquez

Nellie was born in Clifton, Arizona, on April 8, 1923, to Magdaleno and Cruz Gutierrez. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Fred Garcia Marquez.

She went to the Lord on January 5, 2022, with her family by her side.

She is survived by: her son, Edmund (Priscilla); daughter, Priscilla Altuna (Alfred); goddaughter, Laura Gonzalez Lechuga; her beloved grandchildren, Lea Marquez Peterson (Dan), Edmund Marquez (Wendy), Gregory Altuna (Ashley), Steven Altuna (Sara), and Aileen Altuna; her great-grandchildren are, Emma and Luke Peterson, Alyssa and Diego Marquez, Georgia and Gibson Altuna, and Elliott, Ian, and Oliver Altuna.

Nellie and her husband Fred owned and operated tortilla factories, barber shops, restaurants and lastly the AAA Insurance office in Safford.

We already miss her greatly but take comfort knowing that she is with her husband and all her siblings, singing up a storm in Heaven.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clifton, Arizona, at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Burial immediately following at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.